OLED, The Places You'll Go
If there are two features that have sold consumers on the amazing potential of OLED technology, flexibility and color tuning would have to be near the top of the list. As you can tell from our products, the thinness of OLEDs make it possible to embed them into almost any form factor imaginable. The same is true for the flexible attributes. And then there is the color aspect. OLEDs are capable of emitting a tunable lighting source in multiple colors. This unique quality was recently featured by NovusLight.com, and so we wanted to share a few of the important excerpts. Let's take a look at what hey have to say:
OLED is predominantly applied to displays such as mobile phones or television screens. However, due to their numerous benefits such as high colour rendering, high efficiency and flexibility compared to standard light sources, OLED lighting becomes also a significant player in the market of general and special lighting step by step. Moreover, the ultra-thin device structure of OLED technology and the material properties are very suitable for large area surface-emitting elements on glass substrate as well as thin flexible foils. OLEDs will thereby open new perspectives for novel lighting applications. An especially attractive application is the potential to design colour-tunable light sources linked with interactive controlling functions for automobile or indoor lighting.
We couldn't agree more. This technology is perfect for multiple applications - most of which haven't even been thought of yet. Cars, interior lighting, TVs and smartphones are just the beginning. Exciting stuff. If you're interested in understanding how this is possible, be sure to read the full article. Here's a quick clip to peak your interest:
The emission colour of the OLED is defined by chosen emitter materials. Thereby various monochrome colours or white light can be produced. To realise white light emission, different emitter materials have to be mixed. This mixing can be realised via four different methods: (a) mixing of different emitter molecules within one emission layer, (b) deposition of multiple emitter layers on top of each other in one OLED unit, (c) vertically stacking of several OLED units having its own emitter material in each emission layer and (d) fine lateral structuring of monochrome OLEDs and mixing of the produced light with an optional combination of a scattering film on top for better homogeneity.
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