Portable OLED Lamp Lights The Way For Japan Earthquake Victims

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Toshiba is lending a helping hand to its fellow citizens by handing out one hundred portable OLED lamps to earthquake ravaged parts of the country.

Illustration for article titled Portable OLED Lamp Lights The Way For Japan Earthquake Victims


The OLED lamp is powered by four solar-powered rechargeable AAA batteries and can last up to 20 hours at 10% brightness. That's about as bright as as a mobile phone display. At full strength, the light will last for two hours. With solar-rechargeable batteries and a life of up to 20 hours, it's the perfect disaster light.

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Don't go looking for these OLEDs at your local survival store. Toshiba has no plans to sell them to the public. The lamps were made specifically for the relief effort in Japan. [Nikkei via Crunchgear]

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Hey Toshiba, I have a better idea. Make these vailable to the public and set the price to thee times what they would cost retail. Label them as relief lights for the Japan and let people know that for every one they buy, they will enable two to be distributed in Japan. That way your effort can be crowdsourced. You can also keep this as an onhand item for disaster relief in other countries as well. Think of it. Not only would you be helping people out but it would also be great P.R.