Flat, fine, fascinating – OLEDs open up new dimensions in lighting design
Luminescent wallpaper which changes color at the touch of a button, or subtle lighting for the living room window. It sounds like a dream of the future. But leading lighting designers have already presented lighting objects like this at trade fairs. They are made possible by OLEDs – light emitting diodes which contain premium materials from EMD Performance Materials. It's clear: OLEDs are on the threshold of turning from 'eternally promising' into revolutionary lighting materials. It's worth taking a look at the latest developments.
OLEDs inspire visions. Osram, Philips, Konica Minolta, Panasonic – almost all renowned manufacturers are currently working flat out on the new technology for glare-free light sources. The Swiss designer Hannes Wettstein recognised the potential for a design revolution as early as 2006. "Lighting design for glass facades in architecture is conceivable, as is the use of filigree, sail-type lighting systems in workplaces."