Osram Rollercoaster designer luminaire features industry-mature transparent OLEDs for the first time
Osram luminaire in the form of the Rollercoaster designer luminaire features industry-mature, transparent OLEDs for the first time. The luminaire has the appearance of a glass and metal sculpture in switched-off state and is transformed into a luminous element of design when switched on, reminiscent of a roller-coaster with its möbius form. OLEDs are expected to be the primary choice for transparent, wide-area light sources in the future, because in contrast to LED they emit wide-area light directly, so that efficiency losses from the conversion of ‘point-sourced’ to wide-area light no longer occur. In addition, OLEDs are not dim but absolutely brilliant and clear. They thus enable room partitions that when switched off are similar to transparent glass and in switched-on state light up opaquely.
Mosaic windows that radiate without sunlight in the background also become possible. Another option might also be a luminous car canopy. OLEDs are expected to be the primary choice for transparent, wide-area light sources in the future. The luminous glass panels are intended for series-production from 2014 onwards, and organic light emitting diodes will be the first choice in the future for transparent light designs.