According to new market surveys the new and hot OLED technology will start to really bloom in just a few years. According to DisplaySearch, the OLED technology will really start to advance in 2011 as several large manufacturers will move toward higher production volumes of OLED products, companies like OSRAM, Philips, Konica Minolta and GE. Last year several large Japanese companies like Sony, Panasonic, Toshiba and Sharp decided to team up to make the mass production of OLED panels more efficient.
Several pieces have fallen into place and in perhaps just a few years we can look forward to a wider assortment of products sporting OLED lighting. Backlighting for displays is just one of many possible uses though;
“The unique features of OLED lighting are inspiring the imagination of designers. OLED lighting devices emit from the surface, can be made flexible/rollable, and even transparent like a window or reflective like a mirror. OLED lighting is thin, rugged, lightweight, and has fast switch-on times, wide operating temperatures, no noise and is environmentally friendly. The power efficiency of OLED lighting has also improved dramatically in recent years,” said Jennifer Colegrove, PhD, Director of Display Technologies at DisplaySearch.