Some years ago, OLED lighting was a great promise. OLED panels can offer a beautiful light source, uniform emission, very high (system) efficiency, flexible and transparent functionality and designs that cannot be matched by other lighting types. OLED devices offer high light quality and a healthier type of light, as well.
All major lighting makers attempted to develop OLED lighting: Philips, GE, Osram, NEC , LG and others. But most companies gave up, as the high production costs and challenging competition from LED lighting were too much to tackle.
But OLED lighting is still being developed, by several players, and it is making good headways in some markets, especially the automotive one. Here are some recent announcements that will hopefully make you more positive about the future of OLED lighting:
- Audi adds digital OLED rear lights to the 2022 A8 and S8 cars
- NTHU develops an efficient and long lasting bluelight-free tandem OLED device
- Yeolight shows new automotive OLED taillight prototypes
- OLED lighting may benefit your sleep, and even help reduce weight
- Nippon Shokubai demonstrate its latest OLED lighting panels
- Look Labs launches the world's first perfume bottle with OLED lighting
- Pioneer to supply PolyPhotonix with OLED lighting panels for its diabetes sleep mask
- Konica Minolta's flexible OLED lighting panels now available globally
- Kaneka expands its OLED lighting solutions for visual inspection at production sites