Organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) which is regarded the state-of-the-art light source, is becoming the new focus of general lighting. They are unsurpassable in the senses that their broad-band spectra have high coverage of both the human eye’s photopic sensitivity function and that of the sun light. In addition to their high energy efficacy, they are light weighted, heat-sink-free, transparent thin films, and capable of emitting light beams on both sides of the film, and color/luminance tunable. Such a holistic and unprecedented feature made it possible for interior designers and lighting designers to come up with subversive creations in the coming future. However, there are common misconceptions of OLED’s secondary optical behavior to most upstream industry which entail reasonable justification. The propriety of OLED lumninaires utilization for the downstream industry, including designers and end users calls for exploration as well. To take on these quests, this study intends to conduct a four-stage research procedure. First, while inducing relevant theories of OLED light sources of various sources, OLED luminaire products shall be collected and tested in terms of colorimetrical and photometrical parameters. Second, the tested OLED samples shall be employed in the Tracepro software to add on secondary optical lens or reflectors via a 3D model construction tool: Solidworks. Through such a repeatable steps, light sources shall be integrated with spatial elements such as furniture and construction materials for a collection of candela plot files. In addition, a series of residential and non-residential spaces, such as offices and restaurants are to be constructed via Autocad and DIALux EVO software. In which, the modified OLED candela plot files are imported to spots wherever possible to serve as both the spatial elements and lighting equipment. Third, through ray-tracing calculations, the resultant 3D lighting scenarios and quantitative results are put forth for thorough evaluation in terms of essential parameters and “lampless” lighting effects. Finally, it is intended for this study to conclude with arguments of subversive lighting design ideas on the basis of the above tests and simulations.
Keywords: Organic Light-emitting Diodes, Interior Lighting, Photometry, Candela Plots