Beyond LEDs: GE Accelerates OLED Development


OLEDs (Organic Light-Emitting Diodes) are thin, organic materials sandwiched between two electrodes, which illuminate when an electrical charge is applied. OLEDs are flexible, so they can be incorporated into things like wallpaper, curtains and car interiors. GE has been developing OLEDs since 1999, and in 2003 they demonstrated a 2'x2' OLED light source (see pictures above). For a behind-the-scenes look at what is going on, check out this recent blog post by one the GE engineers involved in OLED development. After the jump, there is a video that shows OLEDs being bent, and having holes punched in them:

:: GE's Blog Entry

See also: Brightest Organic LED: Konica Minolta Claims Breakthrough and Organic Light Emitting Devices Could Put the Light Bulb to Bed

Via: Groovy Green