OLEDs Are Coming to the US

The Department of Energy announced last week that the first American OLED manufacturing plant will be built in Canandaigua, New York.  Upon completion, the facility is expected to produce more than 1,000 OLED panels a day.

OLEDs, or organic light emitting diodes, are LEDs that contain carbon.  They are unique because they can be manufactured in flexible thin sheets, making them ideal for creating extremely innovative lighting designs.  TIME Magazine recently published an article about how OLEDs have the potential to revolutionize the world’s $100 billion lighting industry.  OLEDs are expected to be available on the market for applications such as light-emitting wallpaper as early as 2012.

For more information about the new OLED plant, check out the article in Light Directory.

Emily Widle

Emily graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She enjoys scouring the news to report on the latest in the lighting industry as well as bringing valuable remodeling tips and exemplar home projects to light.