- story by MaterialDistrict
Lumiblade OLED is a glowing sheet that produces a constant light of almost any colour. It is an all-in-one lighting system complete with built-in reflectors and diffusers. To protect the organic layers, the OLED is completely sealed between two glass plates.
The material works by passing electricity through micrometer layers of organic semiconductors sandwiched between two electrodes. The electric current travels from the positive to the negative electrode through the organic film, causing the film to emit light.
Lumiblade is thin (less than 2mm thick) and flat, and with little heat dissipation, it can be embedded into most materials with ease.
It gives designers almost limitless scope to mold and meld Lumiblade into everyday objects, scenes and surfaces, from chairs and clothing to walls, windows and tabletops.