Idleply - A Concept for the Future of OLED Lighting

dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorAmberla, Henrik
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Designen
dc.contributor.departmentMuotoilun laitosfi
dc.contributor.schoolTaiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Arts, Design and Architectureen
dc.contributor.supervisorNikkanen, Raimo
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-20T06:48:09Z
dc.date.available2013-11-20T06:48:09Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis, I document the creation of a concept OLED luminaire called Idleply. My thesis is also a study on the state of OLED lighting today, in the future and in relation to the past. I give an account of what OLED lighting is and how it differs from other forms of lighting. A glossary of lighting-related terminology is provided in the early pages. The basis for a design approach is laid in a review of how lights design has changed in the past whenever new technologies have been introduced, the three most important examples being incandescent light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and halogen lamps. Not surprisingly, the past has favored practicality over style in the mass adoption of lighting solutions. This question is at the very core of modernist thinking and still as relevant for designers as ever. The future predictions that I present about OLED lighting are based on market research articles, corporate roadmaps and my own experience. The future success and mainstream popularity of OLED lighting is to a great extent dependent on cutting down manufacturing costs and increasing energy-efficiency, as well as good design. The thesis describes the design process of Idleply and the making of the prototypes. The luminaires are tall, flat and flexible indoor floor lights that can be bent to almost any desired shape. Instead of actual OLED panels, I have used electroluminescent sheet to illustrate OLED functionality. Because the light source is a surface, the smooth light is friendly to the eye and causes very little glare. Idleply is a design that wouldn’t be possible without flexible surface lighting and it anticipates a time when such designs are commonplace. I conclude the thesis by reviewing how I’ve answered the research questions that I set for myself and what could be improved in my work.en
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/11364
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-201307067159
dc.language.isoenen
dc.programmeDegree Programme in Industrial and Strategic Designen
dc.programmeTeollisen muotoilun koulutusohjelmafi
dc.relation.haspartMasters of Aalto 2012 Video: https://vimeo.com/39767843
dc.subject.keywordvalaisinfi
dc.subject.keywordlamppufi
dc.subject.keywordvalonlähdefi
dc.subject.keywordvalofi
dc.subject.keywordkonseptifi
dc.subject.keywordtulevaisuusfi
dc.subject.keywordlighten
dc.subject.keywordluminaireen
dc.subject.keywordlampen
dc.subject.keywordOLEDen
dc.subject.keywordoleden
dc.subject.keywordconcepten
dc.subject.keywordfutureen
dc.subject.keywordlightingen
dc.subject.otherDesignen
dc.titleIdleply - A Concept for the Future of OLED Lightingen
dc.typeG2 Pro gradu, diplomityöfi
dc.type.ontasotMaster's thesisen
dc.type.ontasotMaisterin opinnäytefi
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