LED lighting provides a unique set of advantages over traditional incandescent bulbs, as we recently discussed here on the green blog. Yet there is an even more interesting development afoot in LED lighting: the engineering of organic LEDs. These diodes, or OLEDs, operate along the same principles as other LEDs, except that the emissive electroluminescent layer inside them consists of a film of organic compounds. A layer of organic semiconductor material is sandwiched between two electrodes inside of an OLED, giving rise to a unique technology with exciting applications. Organic LEDs can be utilized in televisions, computers, and mobile electronic devices, as well as in cases where solid state lighting is required.
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