Mitsubishi Electric Corp exhibited prototypes of various OLED lamps at LED Next Stage 2014, a trade show that runs from March 4 to 7, 2014, in Tokyo.
One of them is an OLED panel supporting an E26 socket, which is used for incandescent bulbs, etc. Many of OLED lamps that have been announced have originally-designed cases and power sources, and they are not expected to replace, for example, incandescent bulbs. But the new OLED lamp potentially enables to easily use OLED lamps at home.
The lighting panel of the lamp has a size of about 16 x 16cm and a thickness of 8mm. The panel was not manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric. And its luminous efficiency and brightness have not been disclosed.
To make the E26-base lamp with the square OLED lighting panel, Mitsubishi Electric ensured that the panel can be rotated 90° (independently from the base). A normal bulb can be used just by screwing it into a socket. However, the orientation of the square OLED lighting panel of the new lamp screwed into a socket is not necessarily the best. Therefore, the company enables to rotate the panel up to 90° without unscrewing the lamp.
In addition, Mitsubishi Electric exhibited the "OLED Element," which is made by irregularly arranging OLED panels on a wall, and the "OLED + LED Stand," which compensates the shortage of light from an OLED lamp with an LED lamp.