New OLED panels break efficacy and lifespan records

Himanshu Arora

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South Korea's largest chemical company, LG Chemical, has developed an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel that has light efficacy and lifespan almost equivalent to LED lighting. In particular, the new panels have luminous efficacy of 100 lumens per watt and...

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VitalyT

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So up until today LG has been harvesting top buck for its OLED panels, and now tells us we are suckers...

Since they are claiming to start production of the new ones in November this, year, they must have known it all along, just didn't bother to share, making sure more OLED-s get sucked in at premium.

Nicely done...
 

tonylukac

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I guess because they last so long, they don't know capitalism. We had a tv last 30 years and still chugging. If they knew capitalixm, they wouldn't have had to go to hi def.
 

captaincranky

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I thought the term, "efficacy", was normally used in the context of comparing the performance of competing drugs. You know, brand name vs. generic, like that. How a drug performs in the body vs. its competitor.

Of course, many words have multiple uses in different contexts.