There are many different types of lights available on the market, and each type has its advantages and disadvantages. When it comes to light bulbs, the options are endless. You could go with the popular incandescent bulb or, perhaps, a fluorescent or halogen bulb. There are also energy-efficient options such as Compact Fluorescent (CFL) and Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs.
Recently, however, another type of light has been developing in popularity. OLED is an LED which has an emissive electroluminescent layer made of an organic compound that puts out light as a response to electric currents. OLEDs are often used in television screens, computer monitors, cell phones, and handheld game consoles. Research has also been done into developing solid-state lighting with white OLED devices.
This brings us to the release of LG's flexible OLED lamps. LG has been using OLED screens on plenty of their devices for years now, and they have now begun using this technology to create soft lighting that is guaranteed to last for years on end.The first implementation of this technology came in 2014 from LG Electronics, the branch that sells products to consumers.
LG's first application of this technology came in 2014 from LG Electronics, the branch that sells products to consumers. This year, in 2017, however, LG Display, the branch that sells to manufacturers, is releasing a stylish and flexible version that is far more powerful than the last. The new flexible OLED lighting panels have a higher wattage and longer lifetime capacity. LG Display told Digital Trends at the DesignJunction show in London that the new lights will last between 30,000 and 40,000 hours before dying out.
The flexible OLED lights will be similar to other popular LED lights in that they will have adjustable color temperatures to match the environment or time of day at use. For those with an artistic touch, the lights' flexibility will allow plenty of creativity in design implementation for each user.
When it comes to the future of these flexible OLED panels from LG, things are up in the air. LG Display actually isn't responsible for getting the product available for sale. The release of the trendy lighting devices we've seen in pictures most likely won't be on the market until early 2018. However, when they do come out, it's likely that we'll be seeing them in more than just our homes. The company is apparently in talks with some car manufacturers to use red and amber versions in tail lights.
Although we may have to wait a good amount of time before we can get our hands on them, we're definitely looking forward to the public release of these trendy, flexible OLED light panels. Consumers will love the opportunity to add a bit of stylish class to their homes with these fancy panels. We'll likely be seeing these in the humble abodes of artists and non-artists alike. For now, all we can do is sit back and wait a handful of months before we see these on the market.