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Glowing Light Discs

Lighting maker Osram is introducing its first white-light products using OLEDs. Though not as efficient as compact fluorescent bulbs or inorganic light-emitting diodes, the eight-centimeter round panel gives a diffuse glow and a true white that’s comparable to that of incandescent bulbs. The appearance of its white doesn’t change at different dimming levels, a problem with some earlier prototypes. The product is meant for places like museums and hotels; it’s a bit costly for home use.

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Product: Orbeos

Cost: $325

Availability: Now for version shown (CDW-031); June for version with reflective surface (CMW-031)

Source: www.osram-os.com

Company: Osram Opto Semiconductors

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