OLED panel with CRI of Ra93 goes to volume production

July 20, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
OLED expert company Lumiotec Inc (Tokyo) said it will begin shipping commercially produced OLED lighting panels which achieve the world's highest color rendering index of Ra93 this coming August. According to Lumiotec, the panels are capable of high-level reproducibility of red and human skin colors, which has heretofore been an industry limitation.

The OLED panels being launched to market are the P06 Series (natural white) which have achieved high color rendering capability. The panels are available in five sizes, as were the previous commercial production panels (P3, P4 and P5 Series). The P06 Series offers a luminescent efficiency of 28 lm/W (lumen/watt); an average color rendering index of Ra93 and, at the same time, red and human skin tones with a CRI over 90 which is significantly enhanced from previous models. 

Lumiotec, a joint venture of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, semiconductor vendor Rohm Co., Toppan Printing Co. and Mitsui, was the first in the world to begin marketing commercial OLED lighting panels (natural white and lamp color) in January 2011 and has continued to conduct marketing activities with the panels. Responding to requests from customers for high-efficiency, and high-rendering capability panels, Lumiotec began to sell the high-efficiency series (40lm/W, lamp color) in April of this year. The company now markets the P06 Series, a commercial production OLED panel, which achieves the world's highest color rendering capability.

Lumiotec also announced to further accelerate its various activities toward the establishment of an operating structure for full-fledged mass production and marketing.

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