OLEDWorks took over Philips’ OLED lighting business around one year ago, and is now working on advancements in the space. Eric Meulenkamp, formerly of Philips, is a general manager of the business. The talk was of marginal interest to us, but there were a few interesting points.
Unlike competitors like Konica or Sumitomo, OLEDWorks creates its OLEDs through vacuum deposition, not printing. Meulenkamp described the ‘Four A’s of OLED Lighting’: Awareness, Availability, Adaptability and Affordability.
Meulenkamp said that OLEDWorks has developed a way to double the brightness of OLED lights, through OLED stacking (with a driving voltage of 19-24V). The company is now working on ways to raise the amount of light that leaves the OLED, but did not go into detail.