Since their introduction into the lighting space, light emitting diodes have become a staple for a well-lit world.
From lightbulbs to television and computer screens, LEDs are ubiquitous; is there any room for growth for an already versatile and widespread technology? Yes!
The continued development of OLEDs into solid-state lighting solutions, or conventional lightbulbs or LED heads, and the emergence of microLEDs generate much excitement in the world of LED development.
White OLEDs, also known as White Organic Light-Emitting Devices, are a hot topic for research in applications of solid-state lighting.
Researchers are currently working to convert the revolutionary LED technology sweeping the computer, TV, and smartphone display markets to your household.
What makes OLEDs touted as the LEDs of the near future?
Unlike typical multi-color LED displays that rely on LCD, or liquid crystal displays, OLEDs do not require a backlight – they make their own visible light when exposed to an electrical current through a layer of organic compound.
This allows for a greater range of color and contrast, as well as power efficiency, compared to traditional LED solutions. In addition, it is presumed that the technology will become cheaper to produce than typical LEDs as OLED components, known as OLED substrate, can be printed onto materials.
microLEDs, like white OLEDs, are an emerging technology; unlike white OLEDs which are specifically targeting solid-state applications, microLEDs are currently in the phase of research and development for smaller power use devices.
It may be a while until we fully see them in lighting applications outside of displays for devices; however, there are bountiful benefits which hold much promise for microLED technologies as the wave of the future.
Whereas OLEDs operate off organic material, microLEDs are based on gallium nitride; gallium nitride offers far greater brightness than its OLED counterparts while touting higher energy efficiency, and a longer average lifespan.
Aside from its energy efficiency, microLEDs promise greater contrast and quicker response times to their LCD and OLED counterparts.
Energy efficiency is a critical concern in the push for the future of LEDs; while you may not be able to reap the unprecedented efficiency of white OLEDs or microLEDs just yet, you can take advantage of existing efficient solution for your site lighting needs.
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