Philips Lumiblade OLED panels get first-look

Chris Davies - May 18, 2009
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

Of course one of the most noticeable aspects is the thinness: each panel is just 1.8mm thick.  Given their size, they don’t put out a huge amount of light – Philips own OLED lighting concepts generally use ten or more of the individual units – but they’re each rated for 10,000 hours runtime.

Commercial products from Philips will hit the market next year, but before then it’ll be up to the DIYers to make their own lamps.  The Lumiblade OLED panels are priced from €71 each ($96) while the electronics are €70 ($94).

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