OLED: Glowing molecules in an organic layer
The thin layers of an OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) contain organic materials. They are enclosed by flat electrodes which serve as the electrical contacts. When power is supplied, photons are produced in the layers, causing the diode to emit light. Since OLEDs produce light in very thin layers (aounrd 400 nanometers) they are ideal for flexible lighting solutions.
3D effects can be created by segmentation, in other words the close arrangement of switchable light surfaces next to one another. The possibility of controlling individual light modules separately opens up even more design options such as dynamic functionality. In addition to offering enormous flexibility of design, OLED technology consumes very little energy, which is of great benefit for example in the automotive industry.