An anonymous reader writes: The Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) collaborated with General Electric (GE) recently to design organic light-emiting diode (OLED) panels that, according to this story will obsolete the venerable light bulb. Beginning next year GE will kicks off its printable organic light-emitting diode (OLED) effort to make flexible light panels using an inexpensive roll-to-roll printing process that fabricates OLEDs on cheap plastic substrates. Right now the panels are not bright enough to replace high-intensity halogen lights, but over the next decade, as they get brighter, look for the light bulbs of all types to be phased out in favor of flat light panels. The market for organic printed electronics will grow to $300 billion by 2028, according to IDTechEx Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.) The CIA designed a wide diversity of architectural, industrial and consumer applications for GE's flexible OLED lighting panels. Check out the photos of some examples here.