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nce someone has enjoyed

the extraordinary light of

an OLED lamp, this person

will likely never want to exchange it for

something else. Even designers are pleased

with these lamps. OLED not only enables

new forms, but also allows new fields of

application,” stresses Thomas Emde, light

artist, inventor and owner of emdedesign.

In contrast to the punctual light of an

LED, an OLED will always shine as a surface.

Thanks to its extremely flat structure, the

OLED is perfectly suited to being combined

with other materials and thus enables com-

pletely new applications for light. Addition-

ally, bendable, so-called “flexible OLEDs”

can be manufactured. This is why experts

see the future for OLED light predominantly

in new applications such as furniture,

architecture, vehicles and many more.

OLED light does not blind!

One of the most important proper-

ties of OLED light is that it does not

blind or dazzle. The crucial factor that

determines whether a light source

blinds, is – among other things – its

luminance. The luminance is measured in

light intensity per area, in physical terms

“Candela per square metre” (cd/m2).

Pure LED light reaches 50M cd/m2. This

high luminance blinds the human eye. In

comparison, the light of a matte 60W light

bulb only amounts to about 150 000cd/m2.

A fluorescent lamp scores significantly

better here; but still not as good as the OLED.

Today’s OLED light boasts a luminance of as

low as 8300cd/m2. OLED light does not blind,

it rather “shines” like the daylight in the sky.

OLED light does not blind!

Good and beautiful light

The success story of OLED technology continues, as their natural and warm

light can be ideally used for the lighting of living and working rooms.

Recently, emdedesign GmbH from Frankfurt, Germany, has brought “OMLED One”

to market, the world’s first OLED luminaire family

Light characteristics

Light bulb Concentrated light


Punctual light


Homogenous light surface


(Candela per square metre)


1 600 000 000cd/m2


50 000 000cd/m2

Light bulb, matte 150 000cd/m2

Fluorescent lamp 15 000cd/m2

Clear sky

10 000cd/m2



Flame of a candle 5000cd/m2

Paper, white

at 500lx