We demonstrate efficient, deep-blue organic electrophosphorescence using a charge-trapping phosphorescent guest, iridium(III) bis(4′,6′-difluorophenylpyridinato)tetrakis(1-pyrazolyl)borate (FIr6) doped in the wide-energy-gap hosts, diphenyldi(o-tolyl)silane (UGH1) and p-bis(triphenylsilyly)benzene (UGH2), where exciton formation occurs directly on the guest molecules. Charge trapping on the guest is confirmed by the dependence of the drive voltage and electroluminescence spectrum on guest concentration. Ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy measurements establish the relative highest occupied molecular orbital positions of FIr6 in UGH1 and UGH2. Peak quantum and power efficiencies of (8.8±0.9)% and (11.0±1.1) lm/W in UGH1 and (11.6±1.2)% and (13.9±1.4) lm/W in UGH2 are obtained, while the emission in both cases is from FIr6 and is characterized by Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage coordinates of (x = 0.16, y = 0.26) in UGH2. © 2003 American Institute of Physics.