PIOL announces new OLED panels, sees 100 lm/W panels in 2015
Panasonic Idemitsu OLED Lighting (PIOL) unveiled new OLED lighting panels and also revealed the company's roadmap till 2018. The company currently produces 100x100 mm panels, and they are now showing new 150x50 mm and 200x50 mm panels that will be released in the spring of 2013.
The new panels will offer the same performance as PIOL's current panels: 10,000 lifetime (LT70), 30 lm/W and color temperatures of 3000K, 4000K and 5000K. PIOL confirmed that the only difference to the current panels is the shape. PIOL's panels have a high CRI (over 90) and they mostly target museums and exhibitions (some of the panels have already been used in at least two museums: Kyoto's MOMAK museum and Panasonic's own Shiodome museum).
PIOL roadmap includes a 100 lm/W, 5000 cd/m2 and 20,000 hours lifetime (LT70) panel in 2015 and 130 lm/W, 40,000 hours panels in 2018.
PIOL was established by Panasonic Electric Works (PEW) and Idemitsu Kosan in March 2011, with the aim of developing, manufacturing and marketing OLED lighting panels. The company combines PEW's design and manufacturing technologies with Idemitsu OLED materials. PIOL started producing panels in August 2011, and the company signed license agreements with UDC and GOT. It's highly likely that those new 2015 panels will feature all-phosphorescent materials needed to achieve such high efficiencies.