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Sheets of light

Sheets of light
A machine has been created to print sheets of light in Niskayuna, New York.

The machine coats plastic film with chemicals before sealing them with a metal foil layer. Electrical current is then applied resulting in a blue-white lighten sheet.

Lighting possibilities with these new sheets are endless. People could wrap them around posts, put them on the inside of blinds, or even use as wallpaper.

The light producing sheets are made possible by organic light-emitting diodes, also known as OLEDs. Researchers are starting to use OLEDs in cell-phone displays and TVs.

Many technical problems need to be worked out but researchers estimate OLEDs to be the lighting of the future.

Sources: CNN “New machine prints sheets of light�