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Illumination & Displays

Panels of light fascinate designers

New York Times
6 September 2009

LED light bulbs, with their minuscule energy consumption and 20-year life expectancy, have grabbed the consumer's imagination.

But an even newer technology is intriguing the world's lighting designers: OLEDs, or organic light-emitting diodes, create long-lasting, highly efficient illumination in a wide range of colors, just like their inorganic LED cousins. But unlike LEDs, which provide points of light like standard incandescent bulbs, OLEDs create uniform, diffuse light across ultrathin sheets of material that eventually can even be made to be flexible.

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