Future Lighting

As we just start to incorporate Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) into our lives and take advantage of there reduction in power consumption and long lives, there is something new on the horizon which might offer us even more.

OLED’s (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) have been around for a while but are now beginning to be considered for domestic and commercial lighting. What is interesting about them is that they contain no mercury, are flat and flexible. When not switched on they appear transparent, when on they give off a cool even light.

GE, are clearly very excited about the possibilities and have put together an appealing web presentation which is well worth a look. The light fitting, illustrated here, is just one suggestion of how these flat panels can be incorporated into domestic design.

They can also be curved to fit architectural surfaces, used as entire, luminous, wall panels and are fully dimmable. Not yet in the shops but intriguing enough to, hopefully, attract some inspired designers. View the animation at: www.efactormedia.com