A variety of designs for OLED lighting in one easy kit

OLED Evaluation Kit MONARCH
OLED Evaluation Kit MONARCH

 Up to now, OLED lighting modules have mainly been the familiar white OLED tiles for general-purpose lighting. However, automobile designers are increasingly discovering OLED technology as design elements to make their automobile brand design recognizable and unmistakable. Flexible OLED modules can be incorporated as luminous design elements in many other new and innovative fields of application. Flexible OLEDs present designers a practically unlimited tool for creating new OLED-based luminous objects. In order to convey some of the diverse opportunities that OLEDs offer to interested designers, Fraunhofer FEP is presenting its OLED Lighting Design Sample Kit at LOPEC 2018 for the first time, in order to demonstrate the unique properties and features of OLEDs, such as their flexibility, segmentation ability, transparency, their multicolored surfaces, hybrid colors, patterns, and variable color intensities. Jan Hesse, project manager of Sheet-to-Sheet OLED Technologies at Fraunhofer FEP, explains the opportunities for collaboration as follows: "Fraunhofer FEP offers its customers realization of customer-specific OLED modules with a wide range of features and materials for converting design ideas into luminous visual displays using OLED technology. We utilize the latest technologies and materials, and apply our extensive know-how to produce prototypes and short production runs of our customers’ desired applications." Fraunhofer FEP works closely with well-known OLED manufacturers in scaling up to full serial production. Moreover, FEP also shows designers both the possibilities and what the application requirements are for a given OLED design through OLED-specific design workshops. In addition to the aesthetic possibilities for designs using OLED technology, the OLED Design Sample Kit is also intended to illustrate the functional possibilities that OLED technology offers in medical engineering and analytics, such as integrating lighting (OLED) and sensor technology (OPD) on a single component for example, thus facilitating new applications. The scientists and designers at the Fraunhofer FEP are looking forward to specific enquiries from industry regarding development of prototypes or short-run client-specific OLED modules for innovative designs and applications.

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