LG Display had attracted great attention by showing two new unique and novel lightings available only for OLED based on the theme of ‘The Light of Inspiration’ in Euroluce 2017, the world largest lighting exhibition held in Milano, Italy from April 4 to 9 in local time.
LG Display had showed two types of new OLED lightings similar to underwater creature in collaboration with Ross Lovegrove who is an industrial designer with world-class authority.
The first introduced ‘Medusa’ is from jellyfish, it consists of eight flexible OLED panels connected to the center ring, they can flex freely in different shapes. Ross Lovegrove said, “I wanted to express the natural gravity that the strip takes a natural shape by gravity”.
The second introduced ‘Pyrosome’ is a combination of 3D printed body and flexible OLED panel, Ross Lovegrove called it “it is a hybrid technology that combines a linear structure with a planar OLED panel”, also said, “very complex forms and technologies have met, so nobody can easily imitate it”.
In addition, LG Display had introduced a variety of household products such as mirror type and transparent shelf type lighting as well as diamond-shaped, round-shaped, cylinder-shaped, square-shaped industrial lighting.
Meanwhile, LG Display is under construction of Gen5 OLED lighting fab (1,100 mm x 1,250 mm) in Paju with the aim of mass production in Q3-Q4 2017, and aims to produce monthly 15,000 sheets. A person related to LG Display said “If mass production is started and increased production quantity, production cost and panel price would be lowered so that it will have sufficient price competitiveness”, and mentioned that OLED lighting would have sufficient competitiveness in not only the design but the price in the lighting market.