The trend toward flexible design is on the rise in the OLED lighting market, too.
At Light + Building 2018, not only LG Display but also OLEDWorks and Sumitomo Chemical exhibited flexible OLED lightings, highlighting their differentiations from LED lightings.
In particular, OLEDWorks and Sumitomo Chemical attracted a lot of attention from the audience by introducing their flexible OLED panels respectively.
OLED Works released a flexible OLED panel “Brite 3 FL300C” with thin glass. The specifications are 10,000 hours (life time) and 57 lm/W @ 8,300 cd/m2 or 50,000 hours and 63 lm/W @ 3,000 cd / m2.
Sumitomo Chemical’s flexible OLED panel was fabricated through solution process on a PI substrate, with the life time of about 20,000 hours and 50 lm/W @ 1,500 cd/m2 and is.
The two flexible OLED lighting panels introduced by the two companies, which are prototypes, are similar to the performance of LG Display’s flexible lighting OLED panel, which is currently in production, with 55 lm/W and life time of 30,000 hours. When these two companies start mass production of flexible OLEDs, it is expected to make a big change in the market of flexible OLED lighting panels.
Meanwhile, LG Display, the leader in the OLED lighting market, launched the OLED lighting brand “Luflex” last December. At Light + Building 2018, LG Display exhibited various designs of lightings that can be implemented with flexible OLED lighting panels, which attracted the biggest attention of the fair attendants. Six award-winning products of the LG OLED Design Competition 2017 were exhibited, and there were many comments that the lightings are distinguished from LED lightings by maximizing the advantages of flexible OLED lighting.