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RS Components Increases OLED Choice from Osram Opto Semiconductors

Innovative mirrored OLED lighting solutions provide engineers and installation contractors with even greater choice

Singapore, 4 April 2011 :

RS Components today announced it is the first distributor to be stocking the latest OLED lighting solutions from Osram Opto Semiconductors. The ‘instant on, dimmable’ additions to the Orbeos range of OLED lighting components represent the very latest in lighting flexibility and are available for same day despatch from

The unique mirrored effect offered by the OLED lighting tiles means they appear to be conventional mirrors when switched off, but are instantly capable of delivering up to 1700 candela/square meter when on, with dimming if desired. OLED technology uses a thin layer of organic material to emit light, making it possible to create incredibly thin lighting structures. Creative lighting designs can be realised; arrays of this new source shape the spatial distribution of light without reflectors, lenses or prisms.

The latest additions to the RS portfolio include the CMW-031 which is a round light with a 79mm diameter, and the RMW-046, a rectangular light measuring 125 x 48mm. Both parts weigh less than 25g and measure just 1.8mm thick.

Commenting on the new additions, Glenn Jarrett, Head of Electronics Marketing at RS Components, noted, “Lighting installations are becoming much more sophisticated as OLED technology matures. Osram Opto Semiconductors has demonstrated its leadership in this exciting and emerging application area and RS is actively supporting its adoption by becoming one of the first distributors to offer the devices to electronics design engineers direct from stock.”

The full Osram Opto Semiconductors range of LED lighting solutions for design engineers available from RS can be found at, complete with supporting technical documents. 


RS Components is the world’s largest distributor of electronics and maintenance products serving 1.5 million customers worldwide. Through operations in 27 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group distributes 500,000 products ranging from semiconductors and optoelectronics to power tools and protective clothing. The product and service portfolio supports the entire product lifecycle from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair, shipping around 40,000 orders on the same day they are received.

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc. The Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year to 31 March 2010 had revenues of £972.6 million. For more information, please visit the website at

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