Toronto based OTI Lumionics have developed an OLED desk lamp to demonstrate what they believe could be the future of lighting.

Designed at the Banting and Best Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Aerelight is an Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) lamp made of organic dye molecules sandwiched between two electrodes.

When an electrical current is applied, the organic dye molecules react, causing them to emit a diffused, soft light.

Unlike conventional light sources, where the bulb is a separate attachment from the fixture, the OLED is permanently integrated into the anodized aluminium frame of the Aerelight.

The touch activated incandescent puts out 1200 lux at full power but includes a dimmer to soften the light as required.

The dyes can be mixed to produce different colour temperature profiles, with the Aerelight set up to produce a cooler illuminated tone.

OTI Lumionics have also included a wood veneer surface at the base of the lamp, which serves as a wireless induction charger for some android phones.

Check out the Aerelight launch video below for a closer look.  

Courtesy Tree Hugger