Products, Materials + Tools | Apr 09, 2013

Verbatim Further Enhances Pioneering OLED Modules for Creative Lighting Design

Eschborn, Germany – 09 April 2013: Verbatim has launched the latest series of VELVE ™, the world’s most advanced colour-tunable and dimmable OLED modules that delivers glare-free brightness of up to 2,000 cd/m2 – twice as bright as before. The new product also achieves a high luminous efficacy of 51.6 lm/W which equates to 70% greater efficiency than before.

At the forefront of OLED technology, Verbatim’s symmetrical VELVE modules are lightweight at just 193g while boasting a lighting area measuring 123mm square which is bigger than the industry-standard size. The modules are thin at 8.7mm, the width including a Process Control Block on the rear of each panel.

Verbatim’s VELVE modules are used to create ambient and atmospheric lighting in everyday architectural applications for either decorative or functional use. Users benefit from harmonious soft-light output, integrated calibration and an even distribution of light from panel-to-panel without hot spots, glare or uncomfortable intensity. VELVE is particularly suitable for use in retail and hospitality locations as well as bar, restaurant and disco venues.

Many rival OLED modules available in the market are limited because they only produce white light illumination. However, VELVE is colour-tunable and offers adjustable colour creation and brightness to deliver more creative possibilities. In terms of white light, the modules now use a red, yellow and blue (RYB) system to form brighter and more accurate colour mixing than was the case previously with its red, green, and blue (RGB) system.

OLED is a highly-adaptable surface light source that distributes light evenly across its complete surface area which explains why it is suited to creating a sense of mood or to gently illuminate objects. The technology removes the design boundaries usually associated with conventional lighting. There is no flickering, no glare and no excessive heat emission.

Verbatim's business development manager, Jeanine Chrobak-Kando, commented: “Verbatim is a name that is very trusted within the lighting industry for excellent quality standards and performance. By harnessing the expertise of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group, VELVE OLED modules are designed with reliability and quality in mind to give uniform and soft lighting wherever it is needed.”

“With OLED, the rulebook on architectural lighting design has been re-written. It offers tremendous creative freedom to architects and lighting designers. Ambient lighting can become an essential part of an architectural space or a specific object and light itself can be used to define furniture such as tables, chairs and shelving or the aspects of a room including walls, windows, and ceilings.”

Case study: Eyeful Home Company, Tokyo, Japan

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation was recently approached by LIXIL’s upmarket eco-homebuilding franchise Eyeful Home Company, to install lighting in a health room at one of its flagship show homes in Toyko. Lighting is an important aspect in the health room which is centred on relaxation. Extensive research already underlines the important relationship between light and well-being. The objective was to use Verbatim VELVE OLED modules to create an entirely new design concept for the room and deliver lighting with warm hues which could help project a calm, peaceful atmosphere. The result is an eye-catching border pattern of panels on the ceiling which can provide alternating coloured light that’s easily controlled and adjusted by those spending time in the room.


About Verbatim
Since 1969, Verbatim has been shaping the development of data storage technology – from Floppy Disks and Magneto-Optical storage media, CD and DVD formats to the latest High Definition media Blu-ray. Moreover, Verbatim offers high quality products in the field of Portable USB Drives, Flash Memory Cards, SSD and External Hard Drives as well as a broad variety of computer Accessories. Verbatim is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Kagaku Media which is part of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group and benefits from the outstanding research and development department. With these innovations Verbatim has played a key role in shaping the storage media market. Ultra-strict quality controls during the manufacturing process ensure the high quality of Verbatim products, which have been the winners of numerous international comparative tests. The company is the worldwide market leader for Optical Media. For more information, please visit

Since 2010 Verbatim has been developing and selling energy-efficient LED/OLED lighting products for consumer and business applications, based on core technologies provided by Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. For more information, please visit


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