An Introduction to OLEDs: The Other Solid-State Lighting Technology
LEDs are the main topic of conversation when it comes to lighting. However, there is another solid-state lighting family member that is starting to attract attention. Organic Light Emitting Diodes, or OLEDs, are beginning to move from high priced novelty products to more mainstream illumination solutions. OLEDs offer new and exciting capabilities where the light becomes the luminaire. In this presentation, Dr. Curran will provide an introduction for those unfamiliar with the technology. Included will be a comparison of LEDs, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages that OLEDs offer, as well as what the future holds for this unique technology.
1. Learn how OLEDs function and the fundamental differences between OLED and LED technology
2. A comparison of LED and OLED performance will allow attendees to plan where OLEDs could be an appropriate choice for future facilities projects
3. Understand how OLEDs unique properties can change the design of facilities in terms of lighting
4. Review the aesthetic characteristics of OLEDs so that facilities managers can understand the appeal of the technology to architects and lighting designers