Lomox Light-Emitting Wallpaper

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Glowing walls could kill off the light bulb

Light-emitting wallpaper may begin to replace light bulbs from 2012, according
to a government body that supports low-carbon technology.

A chemical coating on the walls will illuminate all parts of the room with an
even glow, which mimics sunlight and avoids the shadows and glare of
conventional bulbs.

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Organic LEDs could kill off the light bulb, first created by Thomas Edison

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Bright future for lighting technology with glowing OLED wallpaper

World's first multilayer white light-emitting OLED

The paper-thin OLED material is capable of emitting light almost as bright as fluorescent lightbulbs. Photograph: Everett Kennedy Brown/EPA

Lomox Limited, a two-year-old company based in north Wales, awarded more than £450,000 today by the government-backed Carbon Trust to accelerate the development of its OLED technology.

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It is hoped the technology will help cut carbon emissions from lighting in the next few years.

The company said it can also be used for flat screen televisions, computers and mobile phone displays.

And because it needs a very low operating voltage - of just three to five volts - it can be powered by solar panels or batteries, so it can be used outside to light road signs and barriers without the need for mains electricity.

Ken Lacey, chief executive of Lomox Ltd, which is attempting to bring the technology to market, said the company hoped to make it available to lighting and screen producers by 2012, with outdoor applications leading the way.

This technology has the potential to produce ultra efficient lighting for a wide range of applications, tapping into a huge global market

Mark Williamson, Carbon Trust

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