Research initiative focuses on developing OLED technologies
The goals of the program are to help companies develop energy-efficient OLED lighting products and to help create market demand for lighting products that deliver value.
“OLED lighting represents a great opportunity for early product development and business growth, but small manufacturers often do not have the resources to dive into the complexities of this emerging technology,” said LRC Director of Research, Nadarajah Narendran, Ph.D., who will head the LRC’s new initiative.
Through OLED-LEAP, the LRC will collaborate with manufacturers who wish to create successful, energy-efficient OLED lighting products for promising applications. Under this new program, the LRC will be able to offer lighting fixture manufacturers and OLED companies technical design guidance, prototype evaluation, performance testing and measurement, and professional education on this state-of-the-art technology. Manufacturers participating with OLED-LEAP also will benefit from contact with a synergistic network of companies, both within and outside New York State, that produce or purchase complementary components for OLED lighting.
“Through this program, companies will learn how to develop lighting systems that will best take advantage of the unique characteristics of OLEDs and deliver greater value to users,” said Dr. Narendran.
The LRC will help participating companies understand the needs of lighting applications, including the basics of the technology, system integration issues, performance measurement, human factors, and application research. Other benefits of program participation include access to LRC experts, showcasing of participants’ products at LRC facilities and educational programs, small group discussions to refine product designs, and potential for product demonstration and performance analysis in field research.
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