LG Display revealed Tuesday that its Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) panel technology has received Underwriting Laboratories’ (UL) “Low Blue Light Display (OLED)” Verified Mark for user safety.

High levels of blue light emitted by flat-panel displays is considered a safety issue due to its tendancy to exacerbate eye fatigue and sleep disturbance.

The UL Mark for “Low Blue Light Display (OLED)” is given to display products when their blue light emission meets the “risk exempt” standard (100W/sr/m2) set by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), LG said.

LG Display said its WOLED-based OLED TVs were found to emit 50% lower blue light than the standard. This equates to about 60% of the blue light emission produced by same-size premium LCD TV displays on the market, according to the company.

LG Display said it expects that “the UL Verified Mark will further underscore the value of OLED TVs and prompt consumers to be more interested in selecting them.”

Going forward, LG Display said it is encouraging its global OLED TV brand partners and distributors to use the Mark.

“This UL Verified Mark makes it clear that LG Display’s OLED TV displays exceed the highest international standards with regard to eye safety. These OLED displays are already touted for their unmatched picture quality and design flexibility in the market, and now we expect that OLED’s recognized value in terms of eye health will further convince consumers to opt for OLED TVs down the road,” stated Dr. Chang-Ho Oh, LG Display TV Business executive VP and head.

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“UL empowers trust by helping demonstrate how a brand and its products are responsible and worthy of consumer confidence,”,” said Mirko Bautz, Vice President of Global Accounts at UL. “As a globally recognized company with deep experience and expertise in the field of test evaluation, we are excited that our methods confirmed that LG Display is delivering on their claims.”

According to market research firm IHS Markit, the global annual shipment of OLED TV displays is expected to grow to 5.4 million units in 2020, further increasing to 7.3 million units in 2021 and over 12 million units in 2023.

By Greg Tarr

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