OLED100.eu - OLED lighting can help save the planet!

Area of relevance: 
1 September 2008 - 31 August 2011
Various in Europe (Integrated Research project), project submitted by Philips Research Laboratory Aachen, Germany
Funded by: 
European Commission, EU


Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are efficient light sources with new exciting features. OLEDs can cover large areas, they are extremely thin, fully dimmable, and instant-on. There are various colours available and the quality of the emitted light is high. Furthermore, OLEDs can be made transparent or flexible. OLED100.eu, an integrated research project funded by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme, brings together a consortium of experts from leading industry and academic organizations to accelerate the development of OLED technologies for lighting applications in Europe. Since almost 20% of the world’s electrical power consumption is due to lighting, there is a tremendous energy saving potential when efficient OLEDs are used instead of conventional light sources. The attractive design features of OLEDs will help to increase the acceptance of this technology. OLED100.eu is working on the development of the technological basis for efficient OLED applications for the general lighting industry by focusing on five main goals:

  • High power efficacy (100 lm/W)
  • Long lifetime (100.000 h)
  • Large area (100x100 cm2) • Low-cost (100 Euro/m2)
  • Measurement standardization / application research

Further info can be found at www.oled100.eu.