OLED & LIGHTING
No 19 | July 2017 |
OLEDWorks from Aachen, Germany, specialises in creative lighting solutions.
In OPE journal, the company highlights the advantages of OLED technology in
lighting applications – and clears up some common misunderstandings
oo expensive. Just a
glow. Not available
in volume.” These
are just a few of the tags
that cling to the reputation
of OLED lighting. It is time to
shake off these dusty labels
and start seeing OLED lighting
as the exciting innovative
light engine it truly is.
Let’s consider performance.
OLEDs now provide beautiful
light quality at truly functional
light levels. One 120mm
Lumiblade panel can provide
300 lumens, and that is no
glow. If a glow is desired, it can
dim down to 1%. The Brite 1
panels were already competitive
at 45 lumens per watt and the
Brite 2 further continues the
OLED evolution (or revolution)
to over 60 lumens per watt.
So, performance is enticing.
But aren’t they too expen-
sive? Increasingly, lighting
designers are concluding
that in fact the total cost is
compelling. With scale and
the OLED costs are tracking
the Department of Energy SSL
OLED cost curve very closely. Without a
need for thermal management or optical
wave guiding and diffusion, designers also
realise the savings in product develop-
ment time, supply chain management and
total system cost. With performance and
price opening up larger market opportu-
nity, products are now really available in
volume. OLEDWorks can ship OLED panels
at manufacturing quantities very quickly,
usually within a few weeks. Thus, OLEDs
are here, affordable, high performing and
opening up a whole new way to design
and deliver a superb lighting experience.
Second time truly
functional OLED light
When it comes to lighting, OLEDs inspire
on a whole different level. There is the
unique quality of the light itself. In combina-
tion with other characteristics e.g. the razor-
thin shape and the instant glare-free light
when switched on, OLEDs can be used to
realise innovative applications and designs.
With its now already second generation
of the OLED Panel Brite FL300 OLEDWorks
brings OLED lighting again further into
functional lighting applications, by featuring
a more efficient and more beautiful OLED
lighting experience. With the luminous
flux of up to 300 lumens the FL300 is still
the brightest warm white OLED panel
commercially available worldwide.
The Brite 2 FL300 is available at two
integration levels making it the ideal building
block for every OLED lighting application to
be used in the area of functional lighting.
These FL300 OLED Panels are available in
two different shapes for each of the two dif-
ferent colour temperatures which will make
it even easier to bring functional OLED light-
ing to places or products that require beauti-
ful and functional lighting at the same time.
“The Brite 2 OLED panel family is a
result of OLEDWorks’ commitment to
continuous improvements and investments
in our product offerings,” said Daniel
Hoffmann, OLEDWorks product manager.
“With expanded options in colour tem-
peratures, our OLED panels offer designers
the freedom to design with little restric-
tions in functionality and performance.” A
more efficient beautiful light commercially
available with competitive prices and short
lead times – that’s the way OLED Lighting
will be present in more and more applica-
tions for more and more different spaces,
them being residential, office or retail.
Brite 2 FL300 in warm white and neutral white
OLEDworks supplied its products to the project
“Neue Mainzer Straße” in Frankfurt, Germany, which shows
one of the many possible applications of OLED lighting