NEC raises the bar with OLED efficiency

NEC Lighting Ltd just announced at Light Fair Japan 2013 that it has hit a new industry record for OLED efficiency at 156lm/W. This is trumping the announcement last year from Panasonic for an efficiency of 142lm/W. The¬†achievement¬†was made in…

Color tunable OLED panels from Verbatim demoed on video

[youtube width=”680″ height=”420″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JpPyr1TSAs[/youtube] The adoption of LED technology for marine and reef aquarium applications is still on an uptick, yet OLED technology continues to develop. OLED panels continue to get brighter such as with the Philips Lumiblade and they can…

Velve OLED is the world’s first dimmable and color tuneable organic LED from Verbatim

Velve OLED panels from Verbatim are perhaps the first Organic LED lighting panel that could be considered for use in an uber high end aquarium light fixture. Whereas previous OLED components cost hundreds of dollars for a tiny little sample…

Blue OLEDs become twice as bright, still only 10% efficient

LEDs may be the current darling of the lighting world, aquaria included, but that hasn’t stopped the promise of organic light emitting diodes (OLED) from marching on. In September Philips unveiled an AC-powered OLED lamp, last April we saw some…

AC-powered OLED light from Philips could point to a future of thin efficient aquarium lights

The bright white light that Philips is showing off is a new OLED fixture which could set the stage for the next revolution in low profile and high efficiency lighting. Although LEDs seem to inundate the news of aquarium lighting,…

OLED Aquarium Light of the future may resemble these flatlamps by Tom Dixon

OLED Aquarium Lights may not exist yet but if these concept lights are any indication, the future of aquarium lighting could be very sleek. OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode and they work very similarly to LEDs except that…

New form of OLED lighting very closely approximates the sun

A new form of OLED (organic light emitting diode) has us salivating as much as the Luxim LIFI plasma arc lighting. We’ll let you read the entire post which we have reproduced with permission but when and if this technology…