OLED is a great lighting technology - providing uniform, healthy, efficient and design-friendly lighting panels. Due to high production costs and low investments, however, the OLED lighting is still in its infancy. Most large lighting makers have scrapped their OLED lighting R&D projects, and the future of OLED lighting is not clear. Click here for more information and our industry news.
The Ascend OLED Desk Lamp features a single OLEDWorks Lumiblade Brite FL300 L OLED panel, which is 46x222 mm in size and features 300 lumens brightness, 37.5 lm/W efficiency, a color temperature of 3,000K, a lifetime of 10,000 hours and a nominal CRI of 80.
The Natural OLED desk light from Workrite Ergonomics is a desk lamp that features a single OLED lighting panel (made by LG Chem). Workrite says that the 320x110 mm OLED panel (N6BB40C) provides a rich, evenly diffused light, renders colors with amazing accuracy (94 CRI) and emits a neutral white light (3900K) that is glare free, UV free and blue light free. The OLED's lifetime is rated at 30,000 hours (LT70) at the lowest brightness setting, and the lamp produces 442 lumens at 13.7 W (32 lm/W) at the maximum brightness setting.
The Light Photon is an OLED lamp made by Blackbody and hand-made pre-production prototypes are now available for $5900. The lamp's light source is a 47cm x 37cm single evaporation OLED device, with an active area of 1001cm², a color temperature of 2800K and a CRI above 80.
Light Photon OLED lamp
The small cross on the metal base allows the light to be turned on and off (by placing the finger completely over the cross) or dimmed (by holding the finger slightly above the cross for several seconds).
The Acuity Brands Peerless OLE4 Olessence is a suspended luminaire that combines direct-view OLEDs with LEDs. There are three available models, the 4' (8 OLED panels), 6' (12 OLED panels) and 8' (16 OLED panels). The Olessence uses rectangle OLEDWorks OLED panels.
Germany lighting maker WALO-TL's WALOSPRING and WALOSUMMER are two OLED luminaries that make use of OLEDWork's OLED panels. The WALOSPRING is a floor lamp and the WALOSUMMER is a pendant. Both use exchangeable and rotatable panels, which could be of any combination between curved, rectangular, square or circle OLEDs.
IKEA's first OLED lamp, the Vitsand, is a chandelier that uses 7 OLED panels to provide 700 lumens at 2700K. IKEA lists the lamp at 9W which means each panels is about 77 lm/W. The lamp is dimmable, and the panels cannot be replaced.
The Gooseneck OLED lamp, designed Studio SKK in London, is a cordless desk lamp that uses a single 100 mm diameter round OLED lighting panel, made by LG Display. The panel features a brightness of 75 lumens, efficiency of 55 lm/W and a lifetime of 40,000 hours. The color temperature is 4,000K. The battery lasts for 8.5 hours (charging time 3.6 hours).
Acuity Brands' Olessence is a suspended luminary for commercial and professional office spaces, which combines OLED and LED light sources (Acuity's Duet-SSL tech). The LEDs offer the primary source of ambient illumination while the OLEDs offer soft and calm diffused lighting for comfortable perceived brightness. The luminaire also supports integrated sensors for daylight dimming and occupancy detection.
Acuity offers several device configurations (LEDs at 3000K, 3500K or 4000K and a CRI at 80+ or 90+).
The Adjust-S series are OLED chandeliers that use LG Chem's square OLED panels. They come in three sizes (3, 6 or 12 OLED panels). The lamps provide 450 - 1800 lumens. These are LG Chem's latest 14x14 cm OLED panels(12.9 x 12.9 active area) that feature a lifetime of 40,000 hours, 60 lm/W and a high CRI (90).
The Adjust-S are now available in Germany for €869 to €9990 (including the 19% German tax).
The Volker OLED luminaire, designed by Italy's Pugnale & Nyleve, is a large chandelier that has multiple wires dropping from a mirror (stainless steel) top square. The Volker uses 16 Philips Lumiblade OLEDs (GL350, FL300 in the next edition).
The Volker (designed by architect and designer Susan Evelyn Schmidt) is 1.7 m tall and 1 sq meter at the base. The design is inspired by the geometry of the square and the contrast between full and empty, and (despite its large size) it expresses grace and sense of movement.