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Title: Stress Testing of Organic Light- Emitting Diode Panels and Luminaires

Abstract

This report builds on previous DOE efforts with OLED technology by updating information on a previously benchmarked OLED product (the Chalina luminaire from Acuity Brands) and provides new benchmarks on the performance of Brite 2 and Brite Amber OLED panels from OLEDWorks. During the tests described here, samples of these devices were subjected to continuous operation in stress tests at elevated ambient temperature environments of 35°C or 45°C. In addition, samples were also operated continuously at room temperature in a room temperature operational life test (RTOL). One goal of this study was to investigate whether these test conditions can accelerate failure of OLED panels, either through panel shorting or an open circuit in the panel. These stress tests are shown to provide meaningful acceleration of OLED failure modes, and an acceleration factor of 2.6 was calculated at 45°C for some test conditions. In addition, changes in the photometric properties of the emitted light (e.g., luminous flux and chromaticity maintenance) was also evaluated for insights into the long-term stability of these products compared to earlier generations. Because OLEDs are a lighting system, electrical testing was also performed on the panel-driver pairs to provide insights into the impact of the driver onmore » long-term panel performance.« less

Authors:
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  1. RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B) (Solid-State Lighting)
OSTI Identifier:
1437099
Report Number(s):
DOE/EE-1748
7900
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; OLED; report; lighting; SSL; DOE; panel; luminaire; stress; test; failure

Citation Formats

Davis, Lynn, Rountree, Kelley, and Mills, Karmann. Stress Testing of Organic Light- Emitting Diode Panels and Luminaires. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1437099.
Davis, Lynn, Rountree, Kelley, & Mills, Karmann. Stress Testing of Organic Light- Emitting Diode Panels and Luminaires. United States. doi:10.2172/1437099.
Davis, Lynn, Rountree, Kelley, and Mills, Karmann. Wed . "Stress Testing of Organic Light- Emitting Diode Panels and Luminaires". United States. doi:10.2172/1437099. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1437099.
@article{osti_1437099,
title = {Stress Testing of Organic Light- Emitting Diode Panels and Luminaires},
author = {Davis, Lynn and Rountree, Kelley and Mills, Karmann},
abstractNote = {This report builds on previous DOE efforts with OLED technology by updating information on a previously benchmarked OLED product (the Chalina luminaire from Acuity Brands) and provides new benchmarks on the performance of Brite 2 and Brite Amber OLED panels from OLEDWorks. During the tests described here, samples of these devices were subjected to continuous operation in stress tests at elevated ambient temperature environments of 35°C or 45°C. In addition, samples were also operated continuously at room temperature in a room temperature operational life test (RTOL). One goal of this study was to investigate whether these test conditions can accelerate failure of OLED panels, either through panel shorting or an open circuit in the panel. These stress tests are shown to provide meaningful acceleration of OLED failure modes, and an acceleration factor of 2.6 was calculated at 45°C for some test conditions. In addition, changes in the photometric properties of the emitted light (e.g., luminous flux and chromaticity maintenance) was also evaluated for insights into the long-term stability of these products compared to earlier generations. Because OLEDs are a lighting system, electrical testing was also performed on the panel-driver pairs to provide insights into the impact of the driver on long-term panel performance.},
doi = {10.2172/1437099},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Wed Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2018}
}

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