I remember in the early 2000s when attending to a conference I came across for the first time the Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) technology. It was really impressive to see images of really thin TVs made out of plastic that could be rolled up and placed in your bag or your pocket. I thought that it would take a long time to develop this technology and to see the first TVs available. However it seems that this is about to become true this year, since Panasonic, Sony and LG have announced that the first OLED TVs will be released in 2012 and mass fabrication will be carried out in 2013.
OLEDs provide more efficient devices, brighter images, they are thinner and their contrast is much better than current LCD and plasma technologies. On the other hand OLEDs will be also soon present in lighting. These days the British company Lomox has announced the development of light emitting wallpaper that can be used in the interior of buildings and with time will substitute the classic bulbs. The OLED lighting is much more efficient that current technologies what will introduce significant savings in CO2 emission related with lighting energy consumption.