aerelight is the first affordable organic LED table lamp

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Last August Kathleen reviewed the TaoTronics Elune Dimmable LED Desk Lamp, a small task lamp that used LEDs instead of traditional light bulbs. LEDs are very energy efficient, last longer than regular light bulbs and don’t generate a lot of heat. Fast forward to now and we have the aerelight which features OLEDs instead of regular LEDs. What are OLEDs?

Organic light emitting diode (OLED) is the next-generation of energy-efficient lighting, generating natural light by passing electricity through a thin layer of carbon-based organic dyes. OTI Lumionics started Aerelight Design with an exclusive focus on OLED light to demonstrate that the technology is finally ready for the consumer market. While the technology has been successfully implemented into high-end smartphone displays in the last few years, the launch of the aerelight desk lamp marks the first  consumer-ready OLED lamp at an affordable price.

The aerelight OLED lamp provides a warm, natural light and works well as a source of task lighting.  The anodized aluminum frame responds to taps to toggle power and dim the lamp. This lamp also features a base that has a built in Qi wireless charging pad, allowing any Qi-compatible device to charge by placing it on the base. The aerelight desk lamp is available to pre-order for $239 at aerelight.com.

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  • Craig April 2, 2015, 10:17 am

    Does $239 somehow seem reasonable to anyone?

  • meistervu April 2, 2015, 6:47 pm

    Yes, affordable seems like an odd choice of word for a lamp that costs $239. But if you are into lamps, it’s a rather inexpensive price, not to say that you cannot buy 10 bargain lamps for that price.

    Think of a vase, a useless thing that sit on a desk taking up space collecting dust, lamps are like that to some people, but in this case it provides a function. I got a HumanScale LED lamp a few years ago, paying around $250 for it and it’s a pleasure to use everyday, and it will last a life time. I am intrigued by this lamp. The one thing that make me hesitate is the non adjustable nature of it. But depends on where you need the light, it may not need adjustment.

    I have seen a lot of bad lamps in the dumpster. I would rather see better and more expensive lamps that last. But that doesn’t mean $239 is affordable to many people. However I am sure one can pick up an LED lamp at Ikea for $20 that lasts a life time.

  • Susan April 14, 2015, 12:23 am

    Yikes $200 plus is alot. I went to Costco and got a Lumiy Lightline 1250 that ways about $50 and super bright too.

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