March 13, 2013
Toshiba develops a transparent, wirelessly-powered OLED Lampby Sayan Chakravarty
Wireless power transmission technology is taking-off around the world in a big way, we simply love it and closely follow every news around it. Until now, we have had smartphones and similar devices using wireless charging, but Toshiba has come up with something new. Toshiba Corp and Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corp demonstrated a see-through OLED lighting panel and an OLED lighting panel supporting wireless power transmission at Lighting Fair 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Through skits it demonstrated its uniqueness and usability. Toshiba has integrated electromagnetic induction-type wireless power transmission technology into an OLED panel. The result is a configurable light unit that doesn’t need any wires to operate. Up to 9 wireless OLED panels can be accommodated on a square frame making different patterns on it without the need of any physical connection.
That’s not all; the Japanese company demonstrated a new kind of see-through OLED panel. The usual see-through OLED panels emit 2/3rd light of its front and 1/3rd from its back, that’s a waste of more than 30% energy. OLED panels demonstrated by Toshiba emit most of its light in one direction making it more energy efficient and cuts down light pollution.