The Market for Printed and Organic Lighting to Exceed $2.9 Billion by 2012

Jul 19, 2007, 01:00 ET from NanoMarkets

    GLEN ALLEN, Va., July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The market for printed and
 organic lighting will exceed $2.9 billion ($US) by 2012, according to a new
 report from NanoMarkets LC, an industry analyst firm based here. The report
 claims that the higher energy efficiencies and ability to create novel
 lighting products provided by OLED and carbon nanotubes in particular will
 push the entire printed and organic lighting market up to $5.9 billion by
 2014. NanoMarkets says that most of the new business will come from the
 backlighting, general illumination and architectural/specialty industrial
 lighting applications with significant opportunities also in vehicular
 lighting, signage and a variety of niche markets. Additional details about
 the report can be found on the firm's website at
      Key findings include:
     -- Because backlighting can represent as much as 38 percent of the cost of
        LCD displays, there is an immediate opportunity for OLEDs, especially
        printed OLEDs, to reduce costs.  OLED backlighting is receiving serious
        attention from firms such as UDC, Toyota, Tohoku Device, OLED-T and
        Add-Vision.  Backlighting is an area where high-brightness LEDs
        (HB-LEDs) have achieved significant recent penetration, but ability of
        OLEDs to deliver light over a wide area, make them more suitable than
        the point source HB-LEDs.  As a result, OLED backlighting will generate
        revenues of $1.9 billion by 2014
     -- OLEDs also promise a revolution in general illumination markets.  An
        incandescent bulb lives for 1 Khr, while OLED lights have already
        achieved 100 Khrs. OLED lights are also already more efficient than
        incandescent lights and approaching the efficiency of fluorescent
        lights.  OLED general illumination products have been targeted for
        funding by a variety of government projects in the U.S. and Europe and
        this segment of the OLED lighting market is expected to generate $1.4
        billion by 2014
     -- The technologies discussed in this report enable entirely new kinds of
        architectural and specialty industrial lighting products providing
        architects and designers with new abilities to innovate.  Walls of
        light, lighting tiles with controllable color and flexible lighting
        fixtures all have the ability to enhance both functionality and
        aesthetics leading to a market providing $1.3 billion in revenues in
     -- Lighting markets based on carbon nanotubes will be worth about $520
        million by 2014 and much of this lighting will be printed.  CNT
        lighting is very rugged and cost efficient and has the potential to
        create such novel products as transparent signage. CNT lighting is
        attracting attention from major electronics firms in Japan and is also
        getting some funding from the U.S. Department of Energy
     About the report:
     The new NanoMarkets report provides a complete analysis of the
 commercial opportunities for electroluminescent, nanotube and OLED lighting
 used for backlighting, general illumination, specialty/architectural
 lighting, vehicular lighting, signage and niche applications. It also
 includes detailed eight-year (volume and value) forecasts of these markets
 for as well as strategic profiles of all the leading firms developing and
 marketing this emerging technology, as well as the activities of government
 funded projects in the U.S. and Europe.
     Among the firms mentioned in the report are AU Optronics, Applied
 Nanotech, Avery Dennison, Cambridge Display Technology, Canon, Delta
 Electronics, Dow Corning, DuPont, Eastman Kodak, Elumin8, General Electric,
 Idemitsu Kosan, ISE/Noritake, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Merck, Mitsui, Nippon
 Printing, Nippon Steel, Novaled, Osram, Pelikon, Philips, Rogers Corp.,
 Samsung, Seiko Epson, Shimane Masuda, Sumation, Sumitomo, Toppan Printing,
 Toshiba-Matsushita, Universal Display and Vitex Systems.
     About NanoMarkets:
     NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in
 electronics created by developments in advanced materials. The firm has
 published numerous reports related to organic, thin film and printable
 electronics materials and applications. The firm also publishes a blog
 found at

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