OLEDs: Organic Light Emitting Diodes





An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is a light-emitting diode in which the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of organic compounds which emit light in response to an electric current. They are used in all forms of display technology today, and researchers in Dresden are looking at the future of OLED’s for lighting and architectural installations.

The different manufacturing process of OLEDs lends itself to several advantages over flat panel displays made with LCD technology. OLEDs can be printed onto any suitable substrate by an inkjet printer or even by screen printing, have much wider viewing angles & improved brightness, as well as better power efficiency, since they are not backlight, like LCD’s.


Phillips Lumiblade Living Shapes are made up of 1152 Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) and are controlled through movement.

Designed as a plug-and-play system, numerous panels can be arranged either side by side or on top of one another, thus quickly creating an illuminated surface of several square meters.

Sources: [wikipedia] [www.oled-info.com]