Osram and BASF Set Standards in OLEDs

Osram and BASF have made huge strides in maximizing the efficiency of energy-saving OLED lighting with more then 60 Lumens per watt.  What exactly does this mean?  Producing a bright source of light with huge energy savings in not only the way the light is produced, but how the light source, the OLED is made.

BASF and OSRAM Opto Semiconductors have developed a highly efficient white organic light-emitting diode (OLED): for the first time an OLED not only is able to achieve a light yield of over 60 lumens per watt (lm/W), but also, at the same time, meets the international Energy Star SSL Standard with regard to color requirements. Lighting efficiency on this scale had been achieved previously. Lighting efficiency describes the ratio of luminous flux given off by a lamp to the amount of power consumed; the greater the yield, the less energy is lost. However, up until now the color values of OLEDs have not been within the acceptable band for color coordinates around the Planck curve, as defined by the Energy Star SSL Standard. The color values of the new OLED are within this band – its light retains the white color at different levels of intensity.

Why is OLED important in the entertainment industry?  While to Federal Government continues to restrict the use of higher energy demanding light sources, such as tungsten based filaments. Entertainment industry professionals are looking for ways to help save our natural resources while not compromising the output of lumens of the light source.

To continue to read the Press Releae from Osram and BASF, visit Osram Opto Semiconductors website at www.osram-os.com.

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