Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED)
A new technology is on the rise in the ever changing world of electronics. Welcome aboard OLEDS or Organic Light Emitting Diodes. OLED technology is a flat light technology which is made by placing a series of organic thin films between two conductors. When electric current is applied, light is emitted. This process requires no backlight or filters like LCD displays allowing this technology to be thinner and more efficient.
To break down the technology we should take a look at the structure. The basic structure of an OLED is a cathode (injects electrons), an emissive layer, and an anode (removes electrons). The more modern the OLED technology uses more and more layers to increase efficiency but the basic structure is the same.
So how is this Organic? OLEDs are considered organic because they are made using hydrogen and carbon. There is no connection to organic food or farming. OLEDs, however, do not contain any bad metals – so it’s a real green technology.
OLEDs have the unique ability to make flexible and even transparent. LCD technology is the most popular when it comes to screen displays. OLED displays have a number of advantages over LCD displays. OLEDs have lower power consumption than LCDs making them more energy efficient. There is also a faster refresh rate and better contrast. This simply meaning that the faster the refresh rate the more frames per second the screen is able to display. As technology evolves and pictures become sharper and sharper, faster refresh rate is paramount to getting optimal picture quality and performance out of your display screens. Durability is something to take into account as well. These OLED displays are very durable and can operate in a broader temperature range than the leader in the clubhouse LCDs. For aesthetically pleasing and space saving reasons, the OLEDs are lighter, thinner, and can even be ‘printed’ on flexible surfaces.