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Lighting – Performance Materials

Lighting up the future with EMD Performance Materials

Today's lighting technologies, with halogen bulbs and fluorescent lamps, have developed out of the traditional light bulb. For environmental reasons, much attention has been paid to energy saving light bulbs up to now. Most conventional products available on the market, however, still contain substances which are harmful to the environment. In contrast, inorganic LEDs (light emitting diodes) are extremely environmentally friendly and completely energy efficient. For these reasons, they are being used more often in commercial lighting products. LEDs allow objects to appear in their natural color (high CRI Color Rendering Index), while good dimmability is just one of the other factors which sets them apart from energy saving bulbs.

Meanwhile, the next generation of lighting sources is currently being developed in research laboratories around the world: so-called OLEDs (organic light emitting diodes) can generate light from purely organic compounds. This technology will open up new opportunities in technology and application. In close cooperation with market leaders, EMD Performance Materials is a reliable partner in the development of innovative materials for the future technologies of LEDs and OLEDs.

LEDs and OLEDs: A Revolution in Lighting

LEDs and OLEDs: A Revolution in Lighting

Inside or outside, decorative or functional lighting or in displays: Inorganic and organic light diodes offer a totally new quality of light and are constantly opening up new applications in lighting. We offer materials for LEDs and OLEDs whose quality and performance is unique and precisely tailored to the customer's requirements.


LEDs: High luminous efficiency and long lifespan
Inorganic LEDs have enjoyed remarkable success – in domestic settings, street lighting and the automobile industry. LEDs save energy and have high luminous efficiency and an extremely long lifespan. They are also distinguished by their excellent color saturation.

OLED: The first flat light source
Organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs, are part of a new generation of lighting materials. They, too, are extremely energy efficient and environmentally-friendly. Thanks to their flexible character, OLEDs are also opening up new dimensions in lighting design.

OLED Materials

OLED Materials for Innovative Light Sources

Organic light emitting diodes have opened up whole new dimensions in display technology. They allow displays with Organic light emitting diodes – OLEDs  for short – have opened up whole new dimensions in display technology. They allow displays with brilliant colors and sharp picture quality that catch the eye from every angle, as well as being very energy efficient and long-lasting. As a leading manufacturer, EMD Performance Materials offers a complete portfolio of premium materials for OLED displays under the livilux®  brand name. These include small molecules for vacuum processing and soluble material systems for printing processes.