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Bright future for lighting technology with glowing OLED wallpaper

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posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 10:42 PM
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Bright future for lighting technology with glowing OLED wallpaper


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LEDs use very little power to produce light, even compared with modern energy-saving bulbs. The chemicals they are made from can be painted on to thin, flexible surfaces, allowing them potentially to be used to replace traditional lightbulbs in homes and offices with panels of energy-efficient light built into walls, windows or even furniture. Other uses include flexible display screens, whose very low power consumption would mean they could operate without mains power, for example as roadside traffic warning signs powered by small solar panels.

Lomox Limited, a two-year-old company based i
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posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 10:42 PM
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Around a sixth of all the UK's electricity is used for lighting and Lomox claims its OLEDs are 2.5 times more efficient than standard energy-saving lightbulbs. The Carbon Trust said that, if all modern lights were replaced by OLEDs, annual carbon emissions around the world could fall by 2.5m tonnes by 2020 and almost 7.4mT by 2050. Replacing old, incandescent bulbs with OLEDs would generate even greater CO2 savings.

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posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 11:07 PM
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Starshiner,
This does sound like a pretty cool technology, s and f for you.
The article did also say that there are problems that need to be solved before it will really work, cost and life span. I think there must be ideas on how to do that or they would not have gotten the government grant they did.



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 11:17 PM
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maybe the technology is already being used



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 11:52 PM
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From the wiki article
An organic light emitting diode (OLED), also light emitting polymer (LEP) and organic electro luminescence (OEL), is a light-emitting diode (LED) whose emissive electroluminescent layer is composed of a film of organic compounds. The layer usually contains a polymer substance that allows suitable organic compounds to be deposited. They are deposited in rows and columns onto a flat carrier by a simple "printing" process. The resulting matrix of pixels can emit light of different colors.

Such systems can be used in television screens, computer monitors, small, portable system screens such as cell phones and PDAs, advertising, information and indication. OLEDs can also be used in light sources for general space illumination, and large-area light-emitting elements. OLEDs typically emit less light per area than inorganic solid-state based LEDs which are usually designed for use as point-light sources.

In the context of displays, OLEDs have a significant advantage over traditional liquid crystal displays (LCDs). OLEDs do not require a backlight to function. Thus, they can display deep black levels, draw far less power, and can be much thinner and lighter than an LCD panel. OLED displays also naturally achieve much higher contrast ratio than LCD screens using CCFL Backlights.
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Oled screens are being used in small appliances and for some smart ideas such as the oled keyboard.

en.wikipedia.org...

Oleds are cheaper to manufacture, so there will be a lag time as the old technology is sold out first.



posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 05:11 AM
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unfortunately those kinds of real advancement in technologies are rarely pushed through to the mass by ptb :

too progressive
too cheap
too efficient
too sustainable

they'll bought those small companies whatever means required and keep the techno for them for the years, if not decades, to come

the mercury bulb saving is what they want for the sheeple (to mess up immune system as to increase dependency to pharma-corps being the least nasty objective i can see - don't want to think too much about the aftermath of an earthquake in a city lighten by those mercury bombs)

[edit on 30-12-2009 by ::.mika.::]



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