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Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) are an attractive proposition for replacing large area Lambertian sources in lighting systems. In this paper we investigate both illumination and communication properties of OLED based lighting configurations in a typical room. Two lighting designs are introduced and compared by deterministic and Monte-Carlo simulations. These show that there is considerable potential to optimize both the illumination levels (and hence the received signal to noise ratio for communications) and that sufficient bandwidth is available (when considering that of the OLED) for communications.