For the first time in the history of lighting consumers can enjoy an entirely new form of light. Light from the just 1.8 millimeter-thick (~ 0.07 inches) Lumiblade OLED has its own characteristics that leave anything seen until now in the shadows. As soon as it is turned on, the entire surface of the OLED delivers pleasant, non-dazzling light at a quality that other light sources and systems cannot achieve.
With its Lumiblade OLEDs, Philips offers numerous variations of the new light source right out of the box.
Having worked closely with designers, architects and artists, we know that enough is not always enough. Especially when it comes to custom projects, the choice of light source cannot form a constraint. Rather, the source of light should integrate seamlessly into the concept, without limiting it. That is why we manufacture custom-made OLEDs, suitable for any lighting project. Upon request, in any color, and even with structure. In doing so, we are setting new standards with this new light source.
Light – an important and indispensable part of life.
Light affects our mood, improves our well-being and enables us to experience and achieve more.
No wonder, that a large part of the electrical energy produced today is used for lighting. And the figures are dramatic.
Worldwide almost 20 percent of the electricity is used for lighting. At the same time the energy for lighting accounts for six percent of the world’s greenhouse gases. This is about 1.9 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) or about 70 percent of emissions from all passenger cars worldwide (Source: United Nations Environment Program). By using energy-saving lighting – such as OLEDs – these figures can be reduced significantly. The UN is even talking of halving them.
Although OLEDs are still a relatively new lighting technology, they already show today, that they will be far superior to conventional lighting systems in terms of efficiency and power consumption. They follow LEDs in setting new standards in this area.
Efficiency and longevity
Philips Lumiblade OLEDs last over 30 times longer than inefficient incandescent light bulbs. Tests have shown that OLEDs will become about as efficient as LEDs already are. These provide up to 80 percent better efficiency. So the energy savings with OLEDs compared to the traditional light bulb are obvious. In addition, the manufacturing process of this new light source is very effi cient as well, making the OLED a true all-rounder when it comes to effiency.
OLEDs consist of almost 100 percent glass. Therefore they can easily be recycled at the end of their operating life. Philips Lumiblade OLEDs also meet the European Union’s stringent RoHS and REACH directives. With OLEDs, users do not only get a very attractive surface light source, but also a particularly green one. An increasing number of lighting solutions in which OLEDs are used are coming onto the market in the near future. With each of these solutions users ensure a reduction in their electricity bills. And a reduction in global energy consumption for lighting.
OLEDs are surface light sources, making a diffuser screen which scatters the light unnecessary. This has a big advantage because with conventional light sources up to 70 percent of the light output is lost by the system. Not with OLEDs. Here the efficiency of the light source equals the system effi ciency.
The three hour long workshop takes place in the Lumiblade Creative Lab in Aachen (Germany) and is held in English (only where otherwise noted).
You will get - next to detailed information about our Lumiblades - the chance to see the latest cooperations with world famous designers. Additionally, you will gain access to our Lumiblades to think along their special features, to play with them and to help your project to progress beyond the design stage. The Lumiblade Creative Lab team offers advice and guidance as well as practical support.
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Lumiblade is proud to be part of the Philips booth at the world’s largest lighting trade show. As of this Sunday, March 30th, you find us in the center of the Philips booth at the Forum, Fair Frankfurt.
If you want to plan your visit, check out our special website for Light+Building.
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