The Future of Lighting
Aerelight uses OLED, a new form of lighting technology, Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED), that produces light using carbon-based dyes and pigments similar to those found in clothing or cosmetics.
For the first time in history, we have a light source that is not a bulb or a point, but a thin sheet of diffuse light. Without a bulb, OLED lighting opens up an entire world of design possibilities for lighting that were previously impossible. Who needs lamp shades when there is no bulb?
OLEDs use carbon-based dyes and pigments to convert electricity into light. These materials are often referred to as "organic" because their structure is based on carbon.
These light producing materials are then spread in a thin layer like a paint, 100x thinner than a human hair, resulting in an ultra-thin light panel that is unlike any other light source in the world. It is free of toxic mercury, other heavy metals, and easily recyclable.
OLEDs can be fabricated on thin sheets of plastic film. The plastic material makes the OLED only a fraction of a millimeter thin. Hence the added benefit of a flexible light source that is also more durable. The flexible form-factor of plastic OLEDs enable new design possibilities that were previously unimaginable.
Since OLEDs are produced using carbon-based dyes and pigments they can be made into custom shapes and sizes enabling unique design opportunities.
OLED is different from any other light bulb because it is not actually a bulb! The light is uniformly produced from a flat panel, like a sheet of light, therefore reducing glare and providing a more comfortable light for your eyes. Particularly at night, uniform lighting creates softer shadows which reduces eye fatigue due to switching your view from bright areas to dark areas.
Organic carbon-based compounds emit light in broad and smooth spectrums. By blending different colors together, OLED lighting can produce beautiful natural looking light. The colors will also blend together, without large spikes in colors like blue, which is is known to confuse our brains and cause sleep-related problems. Additionally, the light produced is free of UV and IR emission.
OLEDs can be integrated anywhere, even in wood and textiles, because they produce very little heat. It is a light source you can safely touch, even when left on for long periods of time. This is a testament to its energy efficiency and naturally heat-dissipating form factor. No need for bulky heat sinks that can get hot enough to cause burns to control the heat.