Philips presents OLED-based interactive lighting concepts

April 23, 2009
For homes, Philips is presenting four different concepts: standing, wall-mounted, desk-top and ceiling luminaires.

Royal Philips Electronics today premiered the world’s first OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diodes) -based interactive lighting concepts, created for both consumer as well as professional use, during the Euroluce International Lighting Fair in Milan. The concepts are intuitive and interactive in use, boast ultra flat shapes, soft light-effects and design possibilities never before seen in lighting products. The result is lighting that goes beyond mere illumination -- it becomes an experience in itself.

The are the culmination of years of research that have placed Philips at the cutting edge of solid-state lighting. “In addition to our expertise in LEDs, we are now unlocking the great potential of flat, energy-efficient OLEDs,” says Rudy Provoost, CEO of Philips Lighting. Our concepts demonstrate a new ambiance, novel design possibilities and unique interactivity of light and human gesture.”

For homes, Philips is presenting four different concepts: standing, wall-mounted, desk-top and ceiling luminaires.

For homes, Philips is presenting four different concepts: standing, wall-mounted, desk-top and ceiling luminaires. All incorporate glowingly radiant flat OLED light panels, supplemented with LUXEON Power LEDs for the functional lighting part. Each model has different intuitive interactive capabilities. The ceiling concept, for example, features a balance of up-light and down-light that can be changed or dimmed to alter the ambience in a room with a gesture of the hand. All of the concepts on show share a sleek, streamlined design that makes them as decorative as they are functional.

Philips is also unveiling an OLED installation for professional segments in large spaces, such as reception areas.

Philips is also unveiling an installation for professional segments in large spaces, such as reception areas. As in the case of the consumer concepts, this installation is both functional and highly experiential, featuring a luminescent wall that reacts directly to passers-by, creating mirrored reflections of their ‘shadows’ amid the light. Philips invites to “play” with this new technology and experience it as much more than a light only: a softly glowing mirror, an interactive tool, a very aesthetic light source and an inspiration for further products and applications.

Source: Philips

Explore further: High-brightness breakthrough

Related Stories

High-brightness breakthrough

June 28, 2005

As a result of cooperation between Philips Lighting, Philips Research and Novaled have announced a new record for the efficiency of high-brightness white OLEDs, a new solid state lighting technology. OLEDs are expected to ...

Philips Lighting The Way Through the 21st Century

December 5, 2007

Philips scientists envision a future of eco-friendly and aesthetic lighting solutions for consumers. Their R&D work in the area of OLED lighting will bring light to walls, ceiling, furniture, windows and most surfaces. The ...

Recommended for you

Cryptocurrency rivals snap at Bitcoin's heels

January 14, 2018

Bitcoin may be the most famous cryptocurrency but, despite a dizzying rise, it's not the most lucrative one and far from alone in a universe that counts 1,400 rivals, and counting.

Top takeaways from Consumers Electronics Show

January 13, 2018

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, which concluded Friday in Las Vegas, drew some 4,000 exhibitors from dozens of countries and more than 170,000 attendees, showcased some of the latest from the technology world.

Finnish firm detects new Intel security flaw

January 12, 2018

A new security flaw has been found in Intel hardware which could enable hackers to access corporate laptops remotely, Finnish cybersecurity specialist F-Secure said on Friday.

4 comments

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

LuckyBrandon
not rated yet Apr 23, 2009
Do the OLED lights not provide enough light or something? Why are they having to back them up with LED lights. If OLED lights cant be used on their own, some people just wasted a whole hell of a lot of money and time for nothing.....oh wait, thats the norm nowadays isn't it :)
frogz
not rated yet Apr 24, 2009
considering the price to create OLEDs, supplementing them with LEDs will keep costs down.
DGBEACH
not rated yet Apr 24, 2009
This is but one example of what Phillips is doing with LEDs. They are by far ahead of most in their R&D and I applaud their creativity. Check out their site and be amazed!
...if only they weren't so darned expensive.
LuckyBrandon
not rated yet Apr 24, 2009
frogz-that makes more sense to me...much more. Too bad they didnt mention that in the article...unless I missed it.

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.