As the LED (Light Emitting Diodes) light source emerges rapidly within the lighting market, designer Stephen Blackman is exploring the virtually untouched OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) light panel technology.
Custom-made by WAC Lighting, this contemporary luminaire has been created based on the new OLED lighting panel technology, wherein the thin OLED panels will be integrated to laser cut aluminum. The resulting innovation is an ultra-thin wall sconce or a sleek chandelier.
Blackman designed a single-piece, flat panel fixture similar to a flat PC board with electrical traces crafted to accommodate each of the electronic components. A flat sheet of aluminum measuring 6 mm can be laser cut for creating a new type of chandelier construction. The entire electronics and light sources will be extended on a thin surface. The brushed aluminum finish and thin configuration of the fixture makes the chandelier appear to be a modernized light, mounted atop the dining table. This design imparts alterations to the profile to include more arms or other forms. With this aesthetic configuration, Blackman chandelier can adapt with any size installation.
This fixture illuminates the table and also offers an upward ambient illumination for the ceiling and the entire room. This dual lighting efficiency can be attained by using 24 OLED panels, 12 to illuminate the table below and 12 to light-up the ceiling. This new OLED panel also ensures dimming capability.
Vela has been individually designed by WAC Lighting at its wholly owned production campus with zero landfill. The WAC Lighting Vela OLED was first introduced during the Light Fair 2012 and the Hospitality Design Expo, in Las Vegas, NV.