This could change the Way We Live
That is according to Dezeen – an online design publisher that brings you a carefully edited selection of the best architecture, design and interiors projects from around the world. Dezeen was launched at the end of November 2006 and has grown rapidly to become one of the most popular and influential architecture and design blogs on the internet. In their Christmas issue of the online magazine, they have made a movie about how OLED lighting technology will change interior design and the way we will use light.
Glowing walls, windows and furniture will replace light bulbs and LEDs in homes as OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology improves, according to Dietmar Thomas of Philips Lumiblade.
“Just imagine windows where transparent OLEDs are integrated,” says Thomas. “During the day the sun shines into the room and at night you’re not switching on the ceiling lamp or the wall lamp, you’re switching on the window.”
The low working temperature of OLEDs – around 30 degrees centigrade – mean that lighting source can be integrated into furniture, Thomas says, and even painted onto walls.
“OLED will open up completely new ways where light can be introduced to the customer,” Thomas says. “In the far future, say five or 10 years or so, you’ll paint the wall with a colour with OLEDs mixed into it, so when you apply a current, the whole wall lights up.”
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