OLED Lighting: The Green Light Source


You Matter. Light Matters.

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 (CO2) or about 70 percent of emissions from all passenger cars worldwide (Source: United Nations Environment Program). By using energy-saving lighting – such as OLED lighting – these figures can be reduced significantly. The UN is even talking of halving them.

Although OLED technology is 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.

Not only green because of efficiency.

Efficiency and longevity
OLEDWorks Lumiblade OLED lighting lasts over 30 times longer than inefficient incandescent light bulbs. Tests have shown that OLED lighting will become about as efficient as LEDs already are. These provide up to 80 percent better efficiency. So the energy savings with OLED lighting compared to the traditional light bulb are obvious. In addition, the manufacturing process of this new light source is very efficient as well, making the OLED a true all-rounder when it comes to effiency.

OLED lighting consists of almost 100 percent glass a recyclable material. Therefore they can easily be recycled at the end of their operating life. Lumiblade OLED technology also meet the European Union’s stringent RoHS and REACH directives. With OLED technology, 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 OLED lighting 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.

Fewer components
OLED lighting are surface light sources, making optical components unnecessary – eliminating these (polymer) elements. This has a big advantage because point source and linear lights lose up to 70 percent of the light output due to diffusers, waveguides, reflectors and shades. Not with OLED technology – the only other system loss is the driver efficiency, common with LED. In addition, OLED lights do not need heat sinks, eliminating aluminum heatsinks required for LED systems.

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