OLED lighting panels built by inkjet printers
1st Mar 2009 | 04:44
Panasonic branch looking to create brighter light source
PEW says the new panel is good enough to be used instead of standard fluorescent illumination, as it has high luminance and colour rendering.
If you're curious, it's rated at 95 on the colour rendering index (CRI), whereas other fluorescent light sources range from the low 50s to the high 80s, which means objects will appear more natural under the new OLEDs, rather than the 'washed-out' effect of fluorescent lights.
The new panels may end up in cheaper flat-panel television sets one day, but PEW says the research is still some way from commercial applications.