June 27, 2017: Researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed an LED light source based on substrates that are large, transparent and flexible. The LED light source was in fact developed with the help of an easy-to-customize LED foil.
The novel light source, which can be mass produced, are suitable for applications like architectural lighting, automotive lighting, greenhouses, shopping centers, etc.
VTT is working with Finnish companies to develop a standardized way to develop multi-domain LED-based design and simulation tools for the LED lighting industry, to meet the needs of the evolving lighting industry and end users.
Researchers have also developed new simulation models to work on heat management which is an important factor that lead to good performance and reliability of LED lighting. This ultimately lead to a more comprehensive design.
The researchers are also working towards making the design process more efficient, so that the number of design errors can be reduced. This will cut down on production time, and better quality products can be developed on a lower cost.
A Finnish consortium is applying the results of this project to the develop LED luminaires based on transparent large-area foil. This process will help to make a thin, flexible light source for lighting as well as display applications.
This project is being coordinated by Philips Lighting, with other partners like Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Havells Sylvania Lighting, Belgium; Philips France, etc.