Lumiblade OLEDs have many great features, but one particularly stands out in this kinetic installation which was designed by Christopher Bauder/WHITEvoid: their thickness of just 1.8 millimeters (~ 0.07 inches). This means that for the first time moving art installations can be designed that literally cause light to float without the light source being directly visible. The smallest shape in the installation is made by the OLEDs - in this case triangles - and this is reflected in the overall form of the installation. The 36 OLEDs on each of the 24 triangular bases form a larger triangle and the final form is created by superimposed triangles. Even when it is not moving, the 5 by 6 meter (~ 16.4 by 19.7 feet) kinetic installation is impressive. However it really draws attention to itself when the 24 triangles are set in motion and more than 860 OLEDs light up the room. Computer-controlled winches allow breathtaking spectacles to be created that quickly draw an audience, for example in a large company’s reception area or in an airport terminal.
The British designer Jason Bruges has created a stunning OLED light installation with approximately 450 square OLEDs on behalf of Philips Lumiblade. The name: Mimosa. Bruges connected groups of five OLEDs together to form flower heads that react to the viewer using sophisticated electronics. If a hand comes near, the flower closes, and it does not open until the hand has moved away. When combined with the graduated dimming of the OLEDs, the result for the viewer is a fascinating play of light.
After his work on Mimosa, Jason Bruges knew that his next project also had to incorporate OLEDs. The British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin commissioned him to create a light installation intended for one special purpose: the delivery of the exclusive One-77 sports car. Instead of a silk cloth covering the car, new owners are initially met with darkness and silence. Slowly, however, more than 750 OLEDs -accompanied by appropriate music - begin their play of light to gradually reveal the body of the sports car.
Exactly 220 GL350 OLEDs were combined by Sandra Marserou and Thomas Düster, both members of the Philips design team led by Rogier van der Heide, to create a breathtaking light installation that was shown at the Light + Building 2012 fair in Frankfurt, Germany. With the OLEDs spread across five rings and set at different angles, viewers were given the impression that they were looking up into snowflakes slowly drifting to earth. Hence the name of the installation: SnowFlakes. At the end of the ‘snowfall’, the OLEDs all illuminated together to immerse viewers in more than 20,000 lumens of OLED light.
The largest OLED lamp in the world has been hanging in Berlin since August 2011. The luminescent piece was designed by Kardorff Ingenieure Lichtplanung and is located in an elegant and artistic venue. At over seven meters (~ 23 feet) in height, it fills the stairwell of a spiral staircase in the foyer of an administrative building in the famous Berlin street, Unter den Linden. 24 chrome aluminum frames, each containing four Lumiblade CN4 OLED modules, are stacked above each other and surround a diagonal glass centerpiece with a two-tone finish. Various colors and reflections appear, depending on the viewer’s perspective. During the day the glass surface turns blue, purple and transparent, while at night it becomes a shimmering gold mirror flooded in the attractive light of 384 OLEDs.
Rogier van der Heide is not just a lighting designer with a first-class reputation, he is also the vice president and chief design officer at Philips Lighting and designed this OLED chandelier. A total of 20 GL350 OLEDs prove that OLEDs can not only look beautiful but also deliver truly functional light. The design is reminiscent of two DNA strands wrapped around each other.
The British architect Amanda Levete designed this elegant lamp - Edge - which contains two transparent plastic Lumiblade modules. Levete designed the lamp so that the wafer-thin OLEDs are not visible at first glance. This results in the viewer having the impression that the flat, folded steel strip produces light itself. Only the colored power cable gives a subtle hint that a light source must be hidden somewhere in Edge. The OLEDs shine light downwards, making Edge a very elegant desk or bedside lamp.
Form follows function. Or in the case of O’Leaf by Modular Lighting Instruments – the technology. The design of the lamp was inspired by organic forms – something found more and more in the world of design. What look like three plant leaves from a distance are actually three very elegant lamps, each containing a rectangular Lumiblade OLED. The O’Leaf family is available as a wall, ceiling, floor or table lamp in white or black.
The German designer Daniel Lorch created Moorea, the first OLED table lamp to deliver 240 lumens of light and thus to have reached a functional level. It illuminates the table powerfully and makes the potential for this exciting future technology tangible. The new adjustment mechanism has no joints. It is based on the elasticity of a thin strip of shape memory alloy, which is stretched with a nylon-reinforced power cable into the desired position. Since the power cord is an integral part of the adjustment mechanism, there is no need for a cable guide. For a quick change of direction, the light can also be rotated on its own axis. The proportions of Moorea are based on the proven dimensions of the classic banker’s lamp, which can often be found on American desks and in libraries.
Design and technology merge in this suspended ceiling light designed by Trilux. The Obliq OLED lamp combines minimal weight with extreme stability thanks to the carbon-fibre material used to create it. Fourteen specially developed Lumiblade OLEDs form the central element, and make the design, which incorporates open spaces and organic geometrics, possible thanks to their low installation depth. There are also four high-power LED modules, two of which shine light directly and two that shine indirectly. The interplay of OLED and LED, and the resulting interaction of homogeneous and high-contrast light, creates a completely new light experience.
Dominic Harris is a renowned interactive artist and lighting designer whose chosen palette of materials is lighting, inter-action design, and electronics. His ‘Oled Moon Chandelier’ is the first of a series of chandeliers and bespoke commissions that are based on the new OLED chandelier module. As one moves about the chandelier it at times appears to consist of nothing more than crystals balls which begin to reveal a never-ending beautiful array of crescent shapes generated by the OLEDs within. The incredible flatness of the Lumiblade OLEDs is used to great effect, except in a radical inventive step where an OLED has been embedded within a precisely turned and hand-polished acrylic sphere. This marriage of flatness and volume is responsible for the ephemeral and mesmerizing light that at times is invisible, and at other times appears larger than life.
The “Victory” table lamp from Novaled combines innovative OLED technology and the finest materials to create a unique light design. Ultra-slim light arms incorporate Lumiblade OLEDs in a V-shape inspired by the world-famous victory sign made by the British prime minister Winston Churchill. The lamp is made from high quality full carbon fiber, a high-tech material that is not only extremely sturdy, but also allows extreme forms. Few other materials can incorporate the flatness of an OLED into a design as well as this space-age material. The “Victory” is available in different colors and with a piano lacquer or carbon fiber finish. All of the models are created with elaborate craftsmanship. The characteristic carbon pattern is as unusual and unique as a human fingerprint.
Material: Carbon fiber, four Lumiblade OLEDs
OLED color temperature: 3,500K / CRI ~ 80 / Light
output 120 lm
Dimensions approx. height 35 cm (13.8 in),
width 20 cm (7.9 in), depth 40cm (15.7 in) buy