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Sustainable Energy

Glowing Light Discs

  • April 20, 2010

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.

Product: Orbeos
Cost: $325
Availability: Now for version shown (CDW-031); June for version with reflective surface (CMW-031)
Source: www.osram-os.com
Companies: Osram Opto Semiconductors

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