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Companies to Develop OLED Lighting for Inside Aircraft

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Universal Display Corp. and IDD Aerospace/Zodiac Lighting Solutions of Redmond, Wash., have partnered to design and demonstrate an energy-saving shelf utility white OLED lighting prototype for aircraft interiors using Universal Display’s UniversalPHOLED technology.

OLED lighting offers several advantages over fluorescent and incandescent lighting technologies traditionally used in aircrafts, including reduced fuel consumption and carbon emissions, energy savings and minimized space requirements. The form factor of OLEDs is expected to translate into an extremely thin, lightweight utility light design.

“Through our partnership with Universal Display, we aim to contribute to a disruptive shift in the adoption of OLED lighting by providing a compelling early entry product,” said Beth de Young, general manager of IDD Aerospace/Zodiac Lighting Solutions. “The data generated by developing this shelf utility light may be applied to larger-scale OLED lighting aircraft projects, including cabin applications for interior furniture, galley, interior structure enhancements, as well as other potential adoptions in cabin accent, task, ceiling and sidewall lighting, and sign backlighting.”

The work will be completed under a $225,000 Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research Phase I program, titled “Novel Energy-Saving Phosphorescent OLED Lighting Products.”

For more information, visit: www.udcoled.com

Published: July 2013
AmericasBeth de YoungBusinessConsumerDepartment of EnergyIDD Aerospace/Zodiac Lighting SolutionsLight SourcesNew JerseyOLED lighting for aircraft interiorsOLEDsSBIR contractSmall Business Innovation Research Phase I awardUniversal Display Corp.UniversalPHOLEDWashington

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