Light+Building 2012 Report II: Philips Lighting

Philips Lighting is the current leader of the global lighting industry, a forerunner in traditional lighting, LED lighting, special lighting and lighting fixture areas. The company exhibited at Forum 0. From its booth it was very easy to tell how much marketing budget Philips invested in it. Philips’ sector was divided into assorted booths, including interior lighting, office lighting, outdoors lighting, industrial lighting, food lighting and LED light bulb. LEDinside conducted an interview with Philips Lumileds regarding its LED light source, LED component...
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LEDTEC ASIA 2012 Highlights III: Overview of European and Japanese Companies

A lot of major manufacturers from Europe, the United States and Japan also exhibit at Singapore Int’l LED/OLED Technology Show 2012 (LEDTEC ASIA 2012). Here is LEDinside’s observation on their products.   Philips Lighting Philips Lighting’s booth Philips Lighting has been in the Singaporean market for quite some time, supplying the market with high bay light products for industrial, commercial and residential uses. The panel light caters to dinning rooms, offices and other commercial spaces Philips’...
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OLED Inventor Ching Tang Joins QD Vision Science Advisory Board

Recently, Ching Tang, OLED inventor and a winner of the prestigious Wolf Prize in the field of chemistry, has joined QD Vision on the company’s scientific advisory board. As the Doris Johns Cherry Professor at the University of Rochester, Tang is credited with several key innovations that led to the commercialisation of OLED flat-panel display technology, including the discovery of the basic heterojunction device structure. Seth Coe-Sullivan, QD Vision founder and Chief Technology Officer, spoke highly of Tang, “Ching Tang is an extraordi...
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Advance Display Technology Implementing LED: Large-sized OLED and Crystal LED TVs

By Scott Patterson Unquestionably the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. is focused on the new technologies. Among all these impressive new technologies, the highlights implementing LED technologies were Sony’s new Crystal LED technology and Korean maker’s application of OLEDs (organic light-emitting diode) on large-sized TVs. Sony’s Crystal LED technology creates a full-HD display using approximately 60 million LEDs as light source on a substrate. This new technology can have a nearly...
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OLED100 Results and Demonstrator Coming Soon

For general lighting, OLEDs have to compete with existing and upcoming lighting, achieving power efficacies of up to 100 lumens per watt, which fluorescent tubes are capable of, and operational lifetimes of up to 100,000 hours, which are now possible with commercial inorganic LED lighting. As well as improving efficacies and long operational lifetimes equivalent to commercial general lighting technologies, the project has also focused on fabrication on larger glass substrates. As part of the dissemination of the project next month a press event will be held where a demonstrator ...
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Universal Display Cooperates with Panasonic Idemitsu on OLED Technology

Universal Display is reported to reach a deal  with Panasonic Idemitsu OLED Lighting Company, the joint venture of Panasonic Electric Works Co. Ltd., and Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. on OLED technology. Under the deal, Panasonic Idemitsu gets rights to use Universal’s “UniversalPHOLED” technology in its OLED lighting products, with the terms running through July of 2014. Some amount of the royalties involved will be paid up front to Universal, the company said, though the amounts involved were not disclosed. &n...
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OLED Outfit Dressed up Black Eyed Pea

Recently, LEDs and OLED lighting panels have played a key role on American hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas. The group has gone on stage on Paris on three shows, wearing clothes embroidered with LEDs and OLED lighting panels from Philips. Fergie had a 'leather cat woman' outfit that has 75 white Lumiblade OLED panels. The panels were controlled remotely - and were synchronized to the music and lighting sequences....
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IMRE and the University of Michigan Announces Breakthrough on OLED External Quantum Efficiency

Reportedly, Researchers from IMRE, a research institute of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and the University of Michigan, US have turned out that the efficiency of fluorescent blue OLED devices can reach 9.4%, trumping the current theoretical limit for OLED external quantum efficiency (EQE) by nearly two-fold. This breakthrough has overcome the weakness of the blue emitters on short lifetime and poor colour quality, and it is likely to make OLED displays the next wave in consumer displays. By changing the thick...
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Osram Makes Breakthroughs on OLED

Lately, Osram has made two breakthroughs on OLED. One breakthrough is that, testing under application-oriented conditions in an integrating sphere, the company has achieved 87 lm/W with its OLED in the lab. In contrast to the previous achieved peak value, this efficacy is about 40 percent higher or nearly the efficiency of fluorescent lamps. And the OLED was measured at a brightness of 1,000 cd/m2 and a color temperature of approximately 4,000 K. The company also achieved almost 75 Im/W at a brightness of 5,000 cd/m2 in another test. It has already tested the org...
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Acuity Brands Released Two OLED Luminaires

Acuity Brands has released two technologically advanced OLED luminaires, named as the Kindred™ and the Revel™ for indoor, ambient applications. The Kindred, engineered to provide a room with individualized can opies of light, is a contemporary-styled luminaire that blurs the lines between architecture and lighting. It delivers excellent color rendering quality and over 3,000 glare-free lumens, and suits for indoor ambient applications in office, retail, hospitality and restaurant settings, as well as in architecturally-designed spaces. The Revel, inspired by th...
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OSRAM introduces new panels - OLED: Orbeos becomes a product family

With two new Orbeos panels, OSRAM is progressing the development of OLED technology one step further towards mass application. Both panels are mirrored and warm-white – one is rectangular, the other one round. The Orbeos product family is already in series production. In this way, OSRAM meets lighting designers' desire for planning certainty. The new shapes increase the creative scope.
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Lumiotec to start mass producing OLED lighting panels in January 2011

Lumiotec announced that they will begin mass production of OLED Lighting panels in January 2011. The production capacity will be around 60,000 panels a year, and the company will offer panels in five different shapes (two squares and three rectangular) and in two different colors: lamp (3000K) and natural white (5000K). Selling 60,000 panels a year means that most of these will go into commercial lamps, and not just 'sample designs'.
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Together Universal Display with Acuity Brands develops OLEDs.

Working with a $2 million US Department of Energy (DOE) Phase III Xlerator grant, Acuity cooperated with Universal Display to design and fabricate OLED lighting fixtures, which was an energy-efficient and color-tunable phosphorescent OLED lighting system. The two partners said that the system would build on the Universal’s OLED technology and Acuity’s experience designing and building solid-state-lighting (SSL) fixtures.
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The United States has first OLED pilot manufacturing site

Recently, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reported that Canandaigua in New York was the first OLED pilot manufacturing site in USA. The pilot line occupied 140,000-square-foot area. The Universal Display Corporation (UDC) who had been given $4 million by DOE was a member of the OLED pilot project. Also, UDC, MBT, New York’s Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center (STC) were partners on the project, which leverages an $11.5 million investment from MBT, state government incentives available through the STC, and municipal tax credits.
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Philips created an AC-powered module for OLED products

Philips Research has developed an AC-powered module for accelerating the move to create mainstream OLED products.   Instead of current OLEDs which require low-voltage direct current sources, the alternating current powered white-light module can be plugged directly into a wall socket.  
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OSRAM’s OLED panel is awarded product of the year by French electronics journal ElectroniqueS

The ultra-flat Orbeos OLED panel wins the Electron d’Or Award for product of the year in the Opto/Display category. The jury of renowned industry and research experts selected OSRAM’s light, energy-efficient Orbeos surface-emitting diode froma total of seven products.
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OSRAM: Unlimited creative freedom with efficient OLED

An impressive OLED installation by the lighting planners of ‘LichtKunstLicht’ is the main attraction on the OSRAM stand at the Light + Building show in Frankfurt from 11 to 16 April 2010. Design objects and luminaires use actual examples to show the range of wafer thin light sources with various colors and shapes.
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Developing OLED Displays with CRAIC Technologies Microscope Spectrophotometers

Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) are being developed for the next generation of displays and light sources. The QDI 302™ microscope spectrophotometer, from CRAIC Technologies, is designed to measure and compare the spectral output, intensity and color consistency of each of the microscopic pixels commonly found in OLED devices.
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Mitsubishi Electric to show large-screen OLED at ISE 2010

Mitsubishi Electric has confirmed that it will show a 149" prototype OLED screen at ISE 2010. Believed to be the world's first scalable OLED screen technology, the new system aroused considerable world-wide interest when it was revealed at last October's CEATEC show in Tokyo. A world-leader in outdoor LED screen technology with its Diamond Vision screens, the company believes OLED has the potential to similarly revolutionise its indoor commercial displays business.
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AIXTRON participating in National German OLED Research Project "So-Light"

A new national R&D project has recently been started in Germany focusing on the development of OLED displays and lighting applications. AIXTRON will participate in this 14.7 million Euro project together with ten other partners with the target to strengthen Germany’s leading position in the fast growing OLED market.
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LED and OLED technologies open up new growth markets

Market researchers forecast a threefold increase up to almost 13 billion Euros by 2012 for light emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic LEDs (OLEDs). These technologies offer a particularly small size, a long lifetime and top levels of energy-efficiency, thus opening up new applications and new markets.
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So-Light Project for OLED displays and special lighting released

In the recently started ‘So-Light’ project eleven German companies and research institutes work closely together on Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs). The goal is to reach a leading position in the fast growing worldwide OLED market. The 14.7 Million Euro project is also financially supported by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research).
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Idemitsu Kotsan and Sumitomo say that “2012 will be the year when OLEDs hits the big times”

Both Idemitsu Kotsan and Sumitomo executives in an article of the Financial Times, point out that "2012 will be the year when OLEDs hits the big times".
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GE and Israel's Power Paper to jointly-develop OLED Lighting battery

It’s said that GE and Israel's Power Paper will jointly-develop self-powered (battery) OLED Lighting. The project will combine Power Paper's paper-thin, flexible batteries with GE's OLEDs. The company says that the new OLED products will cost less, be more effective and will be reliable and shock-resistant.
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Kodak to Sell OLED Display Business, Enters into Technology Cross-License Agreement with LG

Eastman Kodak Company announced Dec. 4 that it would sell substantially all the assets associated with its OLED business to a group of LG companies, and had entered into a technology cross-license agreement with LG Electronics, Inc., which will allow each company broad access to the other’s patent portfolio.  
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OSRAM Presents First OLED Light Source

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has introduced the first OLED light source for functional lighting. Orbeos, the new energy-efficient surface-emitting panel, is especially suited to applications for architecture, hotels and catering, offices, private homes and shops. The Orbeos OLED panel has a round lamp surface of 80mm diameter, is only 2.1mm thick and weighs 24g. These limited dimensions ensure plenty of different usage options. With an efficiency of 25lm/W, the panel beats that of conventional halogen lamps.
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Konica Minolta to Build a New Pilot Production Line for OLED Lighting toward Commercialization

Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. has been developing organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting as one of its promising new businesses in the field of energy and environment. The company recently announced a construction of a new roll-to-roll pilot coating line to manufacture OLED lighting within its Hino facility in Tokyo. The pilot line is dedicated to establish production technology toward mass-production and to sell the product on the limited basis.
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DOE to Fund Innovative OLED Lighting Developed by DuPont

DuPont announced that it has been awarded a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a two-year project to develop a solid-state lighting source using low-cost organic light emitting diode (OLED) solution-processing manufacturing techniques.
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Applied Materials, Merck and Braunschweig University Awarded Funding by German Government for OLED Research

Applied Materials, Inc., Merck KGaA and the Braunschweig University of Technology (TU-BS) Tuesday announced that they have been awarded a grant by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to develop processes to lower the cost of manufacturing organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting for general illumination applications.
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NEMO Project: 11 Partners Conduct Research on New OLED Materials

Merck KGaA recently announced that it has launched a project called "New materials for OLEDs from solutions" (NEMO) together with renowned partners from industry and science. The objective of this project, which is being co-funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is to develop innovative, soluble materials for use in large-area organic light-emitting diode (OLED) components for devices such as televisions, electronic traffic signs or lighting systems.
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W ef... READ MORE

The trading portfolio of IMM Photonics has been expanded in the segment Fabry-Perot laser diodes to include a 830 nanometer (nm) version by the Japanese manufacturer QD-Laser.