MANHASSET, N.Y. Universal Display Corp., a developer of organic light emitting device (OLED) technologies for flat-panel displays, lighting and other optoelectronic applications, will demonstrate its technology under a $100,000 small business contract awarded by the U.S. Energy Department.
The DoE program will demonstrate new approaches for using Universal Display's TOLED transparent OLED and PHOLED phosphorescent technologies to increase the power efficiency of white OLED lighting.
Universal Display, (Ewing, N.J.), said it will develop and fabricate a white transparent PHOLED light source coupled to an external reflector. This approach is expected to yield improvements in optical extraction efficiency over conventional OLED designs.
According to the company, the light source may find application in diffuse lighting applications in the commercial, residential and industrial sectors. Based on features that include its thin, lightweight form and transparency, such a light source may also be used in future architectural, automotive and wearable electronic applications.
Lighting is responsible for more than 20 percent of the energy consumption in the U.S., and broadband white-lighting sources are being sought to offer significant gains in power efficiency and color quality with reduced environmental impact than traditional incandescent bulbs.
"The continued support by the DeE indicates their commitment to fund novel approaches to next-generation lighting technologies," Steven Abramson, president and chief operating officer of Universal Display, said in a statement.