ROCHESTER, N.Y. – November 13, 2018
OLEDWorks LLC announces the availability of the Wave, the first commercially available OLED (organic light-emitting diode) lighting platform on flexible glass. As part of the new LumiCurve product family, processed on Corning® Willow® Glass, the Wave marries feather-weight elegance with bold lighting functionality paving the way for exceptional design concepts from architectural lighting to transportation.
“It has been a privilege to bring the LumiCurve Wave to market in collaboration with Corning, whose innovative leadership in glass technology is complemented by outstanding teamwork” says Dave DeJoy, Executive Chairman of OLEDWorks. Only microns in thickness and grams in weight, the Wave delivers the superb light quality and excellent color rendering that is uniquely achievable with OLED. We wanted to take our OLED light engine success and apply it in ways that would change how the industry thought about traditional lighting applications. We want to inspire, and we believe the Wave does just that.”
“We are excited to continue our collaboration with OLEDWorks by enabling the next generation of lighting solutions as Corning pursues a new market opportunity for Willow Glass,” said Dr. Dipak Q. Chowdhury, division vice president and program director, Willow Innovative Substrates, Corning Incorporated. “Light no longer has to stay locked up in a bulb, but can be freed to flow and flex around corners, curves, and crevices making it much easier to integrate into architecture, furniture, and appliances. The conformability is amazing!”
OLED lighting continues to advance with improved performance, expanded formats and additional color temperatures. The inherent hermetic barrier properties of Corning’s Willow Glass unlock the potential for conformable surface lighting without compromising the durability and lifetime of the lighting panel. Organic LEDs are a uniquely naturally diffused light source with unparalleled light quality. OLED lighting creates an atmosphere that promotes well-being from healthy light without glare.
OLEDWorks is a global leader in the development and production of innovative organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting solutions. Founded in 2010 in Rochester NY by many of the original pioneers in the OLED industry, OLEDWorks creates reliable, beautiful and cost-effective OLED light engines that inspire architects, designers and manufacturers around the world.
By producing the world’s best performing OLED light engines and combining rapid product innovation, OLEDWorks simplifies and enriches your illuminated space. Free from blue light hazards, OLED is the healthy and beautiful light solution. Sustainable and environmentally responsible, OLEDWorks’ Organic Light Engines enhance the well-being of our world and its inhabitants.
With production, research and development, at locations in Aachen, Germany and Rochester, New York, OLEDWorks is the only U.S. based OLED lighting manufacturer. For more information follow on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram or visit http://www.oledworks.com.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning (http://www.corning.com) is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science, with a 166-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramics science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries.
Corning’s capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping our customers capture new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning’s markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display technology, automotive, and life sciences vessels. Corning’s industry-leading products include damage-resistant cover glass for mobile devices; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for state-of-the-art communications networks; trusted products to accelerate drug discovery and delivery; and clean-air technologies for cars and trucks.
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