OLED - Organic materials|
Unlike normal LEDs, OLEDs incorporate thin layers of organic material that then emit light when electrical power is applied. And in contrast to LEDs, they are large-area sources that emit low-brightness, diffuse light in any color, and can be structured to displays patterns of color or homogeneous white light. OLEDs are currently mainly applied in small display applications, such as mobile phone, MP3 players or PDAs. But once efficient OLEDs are available at a reasonable cost, they offer the potential to become as, or even more, efficient than energy-saving light bulbs, in a multitude of lighting applications.
Novaled - Joint venture with Philips
Novaled is a German company engaged in the research, development and commercialization of OLED technologies. As Gilda Sorin, its CEO observes, "Power efficiency is one of the crucial properties for light sources. And our proprietary doping technology is the key to increasing that efficiency through lower light sources." The results of this joint venture between Philips and Novaled will be used in future developments, ongoing projects and the European OLLA (Organic LEDs for Lighting Applications) Project, a project in which both companies are actively involved.