Watching windows

AUTHOR: Inavate

Last week we brought you “wallpaper TV”, this week it’s OLED windows. Apparently Philips Research is currently working on a 12cm invisible OLED panel that could provide images when switched on. The technology has the potential to create any view you want from any window; imagine a rolling countryside landscape from a city boardroom on the 15th floor.

Philips is joined by other technology pioneers who have formed a project called OLED100, an organisation that aims to produce efficient OLED products for the European lighting industry. The group’s objectives include creating 100 lumens per watt power efficiency, more than 100,000 ‘lifetime hours’, a unit area of 100cm by 100cm and a cost of no more than €100 per square metre.

Although OLED100 focuses on technologies for the lighting industry it has interesting consequences for the audiovisual sector, demonstrated by the Philips invisible OLED product.

OLED100’s members are Epic, Fraunhofer IPMS, Novaled, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Bartenbach LichtLabor, Evonik Degussa, Microsharp, OCE Technologies, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Siemens, Universiteit Gent and Technische Universität Dresden.