Panasonic starts shipping OLED lighting panels and modules
PIOL, a joint venture between Panasonic Electric Works and Idemitsu Kosan Company in Japan, began shipping OLED lighting panels to local and overseas lighting module and fixture manufacturers this month.
|OLED module in lit state.|
Also, PEW will ship OLED lighting modules (the OLED panel plus driver circuitry, embedded in a frame) later this year.
To date, significant production volumes of OLED panels and modules for the lighting industry have yet to be shipped due to high cost.
|Thickness is 9 mm including circuitry.|
PEW is scheduled to begin shipping ready-to-embed OLED lighting modules (i.e. the panel with built-in control circuitry) at the end of 2011. The modules feature a thin design (9 mm), narrow frame (11 mm width) and easy-to-replace light sources.
OLED lighting module features
The OLED module can be easily built into thin lighting fixtures that blend into the building and facilities. The module allows the design of thin fixtures with minimal presence.
|OLED replacement module.|
The luminous efficiency of the module is 21 lm/W with a dimming control range of 10% to 100%.
The light-emitting section of the OLED lighting module can be replaced without the need for tools. The overall size of the lighting module is 102 x 95 x 9 mm, and the light-emitting section is 80 x 80 mm. Weight is 38 grams.