UDC and Acuity Brands won a $2 million DOE grant to develop a color-tunable OLED lighting system

Universal Display and Acuity Brands has won a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III Xlerator grant to develop an energy-efficient and color-tunable phosphorescent OLED lighting system. The objective is to accelerate market introduction of OLED lighting (for high-end commercial and institutional applications).

Acuity Brands Lighting will design and fabricate general-purpose lighting system prototypes, targeted for high-end commercial spaces, including office, retail and health-care buildings. The light system will take advantage of the OLED panel thin form factor and quality of light.

These new OLED panels will use UDC's striped phosphorescent OLED panels which will be color tunable (2,700-4,000K), have an overall luminaire efficacy (including driver) of over 70lm/W and a lifetime of 25,000 hours.

Posted: Nov 03,2010 by Ron Mertens