PIOL now offers OLED lighting kits with 3 OLED panels for $950

Panasonic Idemitsu OLED Lighting (PIOL) started to offer OLED lighting kits. For ¥78,500 (about $950) you get three OLED lighting panels, two stands (which including dimming controls) and an AC adapter. The OLED lighting panels are 97x90 mm in size (2 mm thick), offer a luminance of 3,100 cd/m2, a lifetime of 10,000 hours (LT70) and an efficiency if 26-30 lm/W. Each panel in the kit has a different color temperature (3000K, 4000K and 5000K).

PIOL's panels have a high CRI (over 90) and they target museums and exhibitions. Panasonic made panels have already been used in at least two museums: Kyoto's MOMAK museum and Panasonic's own Shiodome museum.

Panasonic announced these panels back in July 2012 and they have been shipping them since August. But now they offer them in kits as well.

PIOL was established by Panasonic Electric Works (PEW) and Idemitsu Kosan in March 2011, with the aim of developing, manufacturing and marketing OLED lighting panels. The company combines PEW's design and manufacturing technologies with Idemitsu OLED materials. PIOL started producing panels in August 2011, and recently signed license agreements with UDC and GOT. We do not know officially whether the current panels include UDC's PHOLED materials, but it's likely that this is a hybrid structure with some PHOLEDs because of the relatively high efficiency (30 lm/W).

Posted: Nov 29,2012 by Ron Mertens