The future's bright, the future's OLED

100% efficient, flat Organic Light Emitting Diodes could be mass produced and drastically change the way we illuminate our interiors.

If the device can be mass-manufactured cheaply – a realistic expectation, according to Thompson – interior lighting could look vastly different in the future. Almost any surface in a home, whether flat or curved, could become a light source: walls, curtains, ceilings, cabinets or tables.

Since OLEDs are transparent when turned off, the devices could even be installed as windows or skylights to mimic the feel of natural light after dark – or to serve as the ultimate inconspicuous flat-panel television.

via Warren Ellis

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