Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) have shown great success in the display applications recently. However, the applications of OLEDs in lighting are still limited due to their complex device structures. Here, we developed a novel phosphor doped glass substrate with both high scattering and excellent color conversion capability to greatly simplify the device structures of white organic light-emitting diodes (WOLEDs). A simple-structured WOLED comprising a blue OLED and the scattering fluorescent substrate was demonstrated to realize high quality white light for lighting applications. The WOLED exhibits a turn-on voltage of 2.7 V, a maximum power efficiency of 29.8 lm/W, an external quantum efficiency (EQE) of 14.2%, a color rendering index (CRI) of 86, and a correlated color-temperature (CCT) of 3900 K. The low turn-on voltage can be attributed to the single emissive layer structure used in the WOLED. The high power efficiency as well as the high EQE are due to both the high color conversion efficiency and the high scattering capability of the fluorescent substrate. In addition, the WOLED is favorable for high-quality solid-state lighting in our daily life due to its high color rendering ability along with an adequate CCT CC.
- Organic light-emitting diodes
- Color conversion