OLED100.EU -- A New Light On Lighting

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The goal of OLED100.eu is to develop all the necessary technologies needed to produce efficient OLED products for exploitation by the European lighting industry.
Targets set by the project include achieving 100 lumens per watt power efficiency, more than 100,000 ‘lifetime hours’, a unit area of 100cm by 100cm and costs of €100 per square metre or less.

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A new light on energy efficiency

Lighting accounts for a quarter of energy costs in Europe. Replacing outdated light bulbs with more advanced devices is an efficient way to cut our energy bill. Science and industry have joined forces in a European project to develop cheap and stylish alternatives to modern lighting.

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Organic light-emitting diode

An Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED), also Light Emitting Polymer (LEP) and Organic Electro Luminescence (OEL), is any Light Emitting Diode (LED) whose emissive electroluminescent layer is composed of a film of organic compounds. The layer usually contains a polymer substance that allows suitable organic compounds to be deposited. They are deposited in rows and columns onto a flat carrier by a simple "printing" process. The resulting matrix of pixels can emit light of different colors.

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OLED Components

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The overall goal of OLED100.eu is to develop all the necessary technologies forming the basis for efficient OLED applications for the general lighting industry in Europe.


For general lighting, OLEDs have to compete with existing and upcoming lighting solutions achieving power efficacies of up to 100 lm/W (fluorescent tubes) and operational lifetimes of up to 100.000 h (inorganic LEDs). In addition, OLEDs have to make use of their revolutionary form factor allowing flat light sources covering square meters.

This translates to the five main objectives:
-High power efficacy (100 lm/W)
-Long lifetime (100.000 h)
-Large area (100x100 cm2)
-Low-cost (100 Euro/m2)
-System integration / standardization / application

OLED100.eu has assembled a consortium with outstanding experts from leading industry and academic groups. The participation of lamp manufacturers like Philips and Osram ensures a rapid transfer of any result into real products. OLED100.eu will strengthen the leading position of the European Lighting Industry and create long-term manufacturing jobs. Finally, the IP generated in new process and product domains will protect these advances from Asian and US competition.


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