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Re: [APD] OLEDs
now i want to see an oled newspaper that i buy once and downloads my
Stuart Halliday wrote:
>>oleds? please explain for the uninatiated!
>Sorry about that.
>Current LEDs are inorganic.
>OLEDs are touted as the future for lighting as they hope to be able to
>make theme *very* cheaply and on a range of surfaces as they can be
>effectively sprayed onto the surface of an object.
>The television set market is eagerly waiting for their arrival. They are
>fully expected to replace Plasma TVs for example.
>The delay at present seems to that they are susceptible to water damage.
>So currently need to be encased in glass. If they can be just coated in
>plastic then they can be made lighter and very flexible. You can have
>for example a roll up TV in your pocket.
>Some companies have claimed to have achieved this.
>I expect in the next 10 years we'll even see OLED walls or lamps in
>which we can alter the colour of the object just by turning a dial.
>By 2006 they hope to have a white OLED outputting 20 lm/W (lumen/Watt)
>for a life of 3000 hours (250days?) minimum. OK not as good as tubes
>which can do 50lm/W. But it's early days.
>A slab of OLED could in theory cover all the area of your aquarium
>evenly, you'd be able to fade it up and down, control it's colour
>temperature to simulate sunrise/set and you wouldn't need reflectors or
>a heavy ballast unit.
>I work for a electronic R+D company and we've had a few samples shown to
>us. Nice even light across the slab surface.
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