LONDON Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH (Regensburg, Germany) has said it is introducing its first OLED lighting panel, a unit called Orbeos.
The Orbeos panel is energy efficient when compared to incandescent bulbs or halogen lamps and is suited to applications in architecture, hotels and catering, offices, private homes and shops, Osram said.
The Orbeos OLED panel has a round lamp surface of 80-mm diameter, is 2.1-mm thick and weighs 24 grams. With an efficiency of 25-lumens per watt, the panel exceeds the efficiency of halogen lamps. The warm white color temperature matches the warm light of an incandescent lamp.
Orbeos can be switched on and off without delay and is continuously dimmable. The panel emits no ultraviolet or infrared radiation. Its brightness level is typically 1,000 candelas per square meter, with a power input of less than one watt. It has a life of about 5,000 hours.
The rapid advance of OLEDs in general lighting is largely base on the Opal [Organic Phosphorescent Lamps for Applications in the Lighting Market] project which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Osram said.
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