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Philips Lumiblade OLED panels get first-look

Philips Lumiblade OLED panels get first-look

Philips have begun taking pre-orders for their Lumiblade OLED panels, and the first delivery has arrived over at OLED-Info.  Intended for DIY lighting projects, the panels are pretty basic: the blue square OLED measures 43.7 x 47.4 mm, while the white freeform panel is 39.4m x 73.1 mm.  Each has a driver box with dimmer and power switch, and puts out 1,000 cd/m2 brightness.

 

Video of the OLED lighting panels after the cut

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Philips Luminaire Chandelier OLED concept video demo

Philips Luminaire Chandelier OLED concept video demo

Philips are continuing their assault on traditional bulbs with the launch of two concept OLED lights, the first a compact table lamp and the second a more impressive chandelier.  Both systems use the company's Lumiblade OLED panels, which offer cool-to-the-touch, pure white illumination.

The Philips Luminaire Chandelier consists of five OLED 'blades' balanced out from a thin central pole.  Light from the Lumiblades increases as movement around the chandelier is recognized. 

Video demo of the OLED lighting after the cut

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OLED large-panel lighting prototypes this year, claims Fraunhofer IPMS

OLED large-panel lighting prototypes this year, claims Fraunhofer IPMS

The Fraunhofer IPMS, responsible for OLED development since 2000 and the team behind the Center for Organic Materials and Electronics Devices Dresden (COMEDD), are planning to demonstrate the first roll-to-roll OLED lighting panels this year, as well as developing pico-projectors using OLED panels and touch-controllers using the technology.  Speaking in an interview with OLED-Info, institute director Dr Karl Leo described the group's intent to not only push OLED design but production methods as well.

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Glow Graffiti lets you tag with UV light

Glow Graffiti lets you tag with UV light

If your kids love scribbling on your walls, or you're an agoraphobic tagger who gets fed up of filling your house with paint fumes, the Glow Graffiti might be your salvation.  Ostensibly a normal spray can, in actual fact you paint with UV light: the nozzle hides a UV LED (the batteries hide inside the can) and you can "paint" light onto the included UV-reactive sheet.  Your artwork stays visible for around 30 seconds, then fades away.

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Segway inventor creates ‘Net Zero Energy’ LED island

Segway inventor creates ‘Net Zero Energy’ LED island

Segway inventor Dean Kamen is turning his three-acre island home, the regrettably-named North Dumpling, into the first "net zero energy" island.  With no mainland electricity connection, the entire island uses solar power; Kamen has brought in Philips Color Kinetics to replace all lighting with LEDs.  Kamen has also fitted energy efficient appliances and water purification systems, some of which he invented himself.

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