Solar powered OLED solutions for the urban environment

    Project Details


    OLED technology is seen by many as one of the competitors to the inorganic LED technology, which is starting to dominate the lighting market these days. The material forming the active part (light source) in the OLED is based on organic dyes, which basically are very cheap and are compatible with inkjet and other printing technologies that make the possibilities of how to think light sources in the future endless.
    The OLED technology is in a significantly less mature stage of development than the inorganic LED variant and it is in a rather far future that we will see OLEDs become a competitive source for the mass market taking over from the LED. So in the beginning, the OLED industry agrees that the market penetration must be based on niche applications which are less price sensitive than standard light sources. In this project we use OLED technology's unique capabilities as transparent light source having a very high energy efficiency and light quality in combination with solar cells capable of creating efficient autonomous lighting products to the urban space. Furthermore, OLEDs can be realized in a pixelated configuration so that each pixel can be ad-dressed separately e.g., RGB, providing entirely new opportunities for communicating light sources.
    The project seeks further to address and lowers the barriers for the use of OLED lighting which is in a phase where producers lack the specific applications to come to market with their prod-ucts, which is something we are known for being excellent at in Denmark.
    Effective start/end date01/01/201531/12/2016


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