Osram first to OLED lighting products
Osram has introduced the first OLED lighting product. Called Orbeos, the warm white area emitter is 80mm diameter, 2.1mm thick and weighs 24g.
Colour temperature is 2,800k and colour rendering index is “up to 80″, said the firm. Efficiency is 25 lm/W, which puts it well behind LED lighting, fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps, but ahead of light bulbs and halogen lights.
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“Orbeos adds to the wide range of lighting in the premium segment. Not only do its technical features have an effect here, but first and foremost its completely different appearance”, said Osram director Markus Klein. “It is a combination of energy savings and aesthetics.”
The light source lights instantly and is continuously dimmable.
“Unlike LEDs its heat management is simple,” claimed the firm. “Its brightness level is usually 1,000cd/m² with power input of less than a watt. In ideal operating conditions it has a lifespan of around 5,000 hours.”
Available with a frosted glass surface, the panels can be mounted using spring contacts.
RS Components is stocking them, for £220.87 each.
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