2017-06-27

First multi-chip LED with lens improves camera flash applications: the right brightness for any photo

For the first time, Osram Opto Semiconductors has integrated two LED chips and a lens into a single module. The compact Oslux S 2.1 multi-chip LED brings together all the company's extensive technical expertise into a new LED product for camera flash applications. With its brightness of 125 lux, the Oslux S 2.1 provides uniform illumination of photos and video recordings from mobile devices such as smartphones.
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2017-06-20

Osram Launches Customizable LED Node Solution with Remote Device Management, Ideal for High-Brightness Lighting and Media Applications

Traxon Technologies, an Osram brand and global leader in dynamic lighting, has announced the launch of Dot XLQ-8 RGBW, a fully customizable, dynamic LED node solution for a wide range of lighting and media applications. The high brightness and intelligent four-colors-per-node RGBW media dot design supports Ethernet communication and Remote Device Management (RDM), making it ideal for even the most complex lighting scenarios.
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2017-06-07

Osram to Acquire California-Based LED Supplier LED Engin Inc.

Osram has agreed to acquire U.S.-based LED Engin Inc. in San Jose, California. The company has approximately 30 employees and annual sales of around USD 10 million. LED Engin specializes in ultra-bright, ultra-compact solid state lighting solutions for variety of specialty markets including entertainment lighting, ultraviolet, horticulture, tunable white and medical lighting applications. Its products mainly incorporate LED chips from Osram Opto Semiconductors.
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2017-06-03

Accent Lighting in the Retail Sector with Punctoled from Osram

The Punctoled product range from Osram scores in basic retail trade applications thanks to its outstanding price-performance ratio and short payback times. The family is now being added to with the track spotlight Punctoled Track and the directional spotlight Punctoled Spot. Both are ideal for simple accent lighting in the shop sector and feature good colour rendering and high levels of uniformity.
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2017-06-02

Osram Introduces Smallest Side-Looking IRED LED to Date

The new SFH 4055 from Osram Opto Semiconductors is based on the company’s proven Firefly platform, used widely for LEDs in the visible spectrum. The new transmitter, Osram’s smallest side-looking infrared LED to date, has a wavelength of 850 nm and is primarily targeted at eye-tracking systems in augmented and virtual reality headsets.
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2017-05-25

Light from Osram Puts BMW Motorsport Team in Top Form for Racing

BMW Motorsport will be using biologically effective light from Osram during the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring in Germany, taking place on May 27 and 28. As new official partner of BMW Motorsport, Osram will be supplying activating light for drivers and engineers both before and during the race, enhancing their alertness and boosting their concentration. 
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2017-05-23

Osram LED Luminaires Ensure Best Lighting Conditions at the Telfs Climbing Centre

A new paradise for climbing fans has been available since mid-2016 in Telfs, located around 30 kilometres from Innsbruck in Austria. At the "Bergstation", recreational sportsmen, hobby/professional climbers and boulderers can scale 80 routes within a climbing area of more than 1,000 square metres both indoors and outdoors. Osram developed a customised, high-performance and efficient LED lighting solution for the climbing centre, enabling cost-efficient operation of the system and contributing to climbers having ideal sight and therefore a safe grip throughout.
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2017-05-15

New Strategies Unveiled: LEDVANCE Ramps Up LED Lighting and Smart Lighting Offerings with Improved Price-Performance Ratio

The long-awaited sale of LEDVANCE, originally the general lighting lamps business of German lighting giant Osram, to the Chinese investment consortium, consisting of the strategic investor IDG Capital, MLS, and Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center (Yiwu), was finally completed on March 3, 2017. At the LFI 2017 held in Philadelphia, LEDinside met with LEDVANCE’s CEO Jes Munk Hansen to talk about the recent deal and its strategic position in the lighting market.
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2017-05-12

Osram Acquires Stake in plantCube Developer Agrilution

Osram has acquired a stake in Munich-based start-up Agrilution. The lighting group holds a strategic minority interest in the company via its venture capital arm Fluxunit. The start-up has developed a smart indoor growing box, the plantCube, that serves as a salad, vegetable and herb garden for the home.
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2017-05-11

UNIQUE Project for Developing Mass Market UV LEDs for Disinfection

Eco-friendly purification of water – UV light is already being used to kill water-borne germs but the light sources used for this purpose are still predominantly mercury vapor lamps. UV LEDs have so far proved unattractive for reasons of cost. The aim of the UNIQUE project funded by the Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology is therefore to develop high-power UV LEDs for industrial use. The project, which is being coordinated by Osram Opto Semiconductors, involves five Bavarian companies and research institutions. 
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2017-05-11

Innovative "Apartimentum" Smart Home Building Based on Intelligent Lighting Solutions from Osram

XING founder Lars Hinrichs has constructed a building in Hamburg, Germany in the form of the "Apartimentum" that is far superior to many other residences across Europe in terms of living intelligence and networking. The most ambitious smart home in Germany offers its residents personalised living comfort with state-of-the-art technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) for significantly facilitating their everyday lives. Osram as the partner for lighting made an important contribution with intelligent products and solutions including its intelligent, networked lighting technology Lightify Pro used throughout the Apartimentum. 
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2017-05-11

Leading Semiconductor Manufacturer Qualifies AIXTRON System for High Performance GaN LED Production

AIXTRON SE, a worldwide leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, announced today that OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has qualified the first of multiple AIX G5 C planetary systems for the manufacturing of GaN (gallium nitride) LEDs.
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2017-05-09

Osram Develops a Smart Lighting Solution for a Historic Plaza In Treviso

Piazza Santa Maria dei Battuti in Treviso radiates in new splendour: the new LED lighting concept from Osram emphasises the cultural importance of the square and showcases the facades of the heritage building in special light. The luminaires are interconnected via wireless RF communication, enabling them to be individually managed and controlled, and supplementary functions such as environment sensors can also be integrated in the future.
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2017-05-09

Osram Sets New Standards in Horticulture Lighting with Oslon Square Hyper Red

At this year’s Lightfair in Philadelphia (USA), Osram Opto Semiconductors is showcasing an LED prototype to promote healthy plant growth: the Oslon Square Hyper Red. This third-generation 2 watt LED features improved emission characteristics, higher optical output and impressive corrosion resistance, so plant lighting systems based on the Oslon Square Hyper Red can be made particularly economical. 
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2017-05-09

Osram Qualifies Aixtron System for High Performance GaN LED Production

AIXTRON SE, a major provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, announced that OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has qualified the first of multiple AIX G5 C planetary systems for the manufacturing of GaN (gallium nitride) LEDs. As market demand for high-quality optoelectronic semiconductors is increasing due to the continually growing number of applications in the illumination, sensing and visualization sectors including automotive, communication, display, health and food, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is expanding production capacities, e.g. at its Regensburg facility. In this context, the company makes also use of AIXTRON’s AIX G5 C planetary platform.
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2017-05-03

Osram Delivers Strong Growth in the Second Quarter

In the second quarter of fiscal 2017, Osram saw a significant lift in its growth rate. On a comparable basis, i.e. adjusted for portfolio and currency effects, revenue generated in the period January to March rose by around 10 percent year on year to reach €1.05 billion. 
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2017-05-03

OSRAM Raises Outlook for Financial Year 2017

Due to strong financial results and based on the expectation of ongoing positive prospects for the second half of financial year 2017, the management board of OSRAM Licht AG (OSRAM) decided today to raise the forecast for financial year 2017 as follows: 
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2017-05-02

Osram Presents A Lighting Solution for Industry 4.0 at the Hanover Fair

Osram Lighting Solutions together with its project partners Beckhoff Automation and Microsoft demonstrates what smart lighting solutions are already able to achieve for Industry 4.0. The installation can be seen on the Microsoft stand (Hall 7, Stand C40) at the Hanover Fair, the world's leading event for technology for industry taking place from 24 - 28 April. A fascinating example taken from successful practice is being presented, implemented together with the client Beckhoff in its "factory of the future" at Verl, Germany. The project solution consists of innovative lighting and light management connected with building automation over the cloud. 
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2017-04-26

Nordichallen: Osram Creates Professional Lighting Conditions for Indoor Football in Sweden

Osram Lighting Solutions designed and implemented innovative LED hall lighting for the Nordichallen, a modern exhibition space and football hall in the Swedish city of Sundsvall. The new lighting solution complies with professional light requirements as stipulated by the Swedish Football Association and simultaneously saves around 65 percent energy. The home team of GIF Sundsvall, a club in the Allsvenskan premier Swedish football league, uses the hall for daily training, hall competitions and friendly matches.
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2017-04-26

Osram Launches LED-based Smart Lighting Control System

Osram announced the availability of SIMPLUX™, a simple standalone wireless lighting control system designed for small- to mid-sized spaces up to 10,000 square feet and/or up to 100 nodes. For maximum design flexibility, SIMPLUX enables specifiers to choose virtually any manufacturer’s luminaire that has a 0-10V dimmable ballast or LED driver, and deliver fixture-by-fixture or full group control as needed. SIMPLUX also offers an easy upgrade path to POLARIS 3D software and the ENCELIUM® networked light management system for more sophisticated, enterprise-level control or integration to building automation systems via BACNet®. 
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2017-04-18

Osram Said to Consider Acquisitions of Up To US$530 Million

According to Reuters, German lighting giant Osram is considering new acquisitions worth up to 500 million euros (US$ 530 million), its CFO told German-based newspaper Boersen-Zeitung on Saturday (April 15). However, no specific plans have been made so far.
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2017-04-13

Osram Is the Official Lighting Partner for the Eurovision Song Contest for the Third Time in a Row

As the official lighting partner for the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), Osram had already given excellent support to the mega show business event in 2015 in Vienna and in 2016 in Stockholm. As a powerful company for state-of-the-art digital lighting technology Osram will continue the successful collaboration this year in Kyiv (resp. Kiev). 
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2017-04-13

Delbrück Upgrades to Innovative LED Streetlighting

Streetlight 10 LED luminaires from Osram enable the town of Delbrück to simply upgrade to innovative and cost-saving LED technology.
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2017-04-05

Osram Reveals the Future of Entertainment Lighting at Prolight + Sound 2017 in Frankfurt

It would be difficult to imagine the entertainment sector without fascinating lighting effects and precision lighting from Osram. For years the company has been setting new standards in the entertainment sector. Together with its renowned brands – Claypaky and ADB – Osram offers lighting solutions to cover all requirements and is presenting the latest generation of entertainment lighting: at Prolight + Sound 2017. 
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2017-04-05

Playing Field Lighting at the Highest Technical Level

Osram Lighting Solutions planned and implemented new, innovative pitch lighting together with the 1st FC 1911 Hochstadt e. V. football club. Twelve innovative Siteco LED floodlights bathe the also new, FIFA-certified artificial turf in especially efficient and high-performance light.
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2017-03-21

Smooth Traffic Flow Through Automatic Barriers: Infrared LED Optimizes License Plate Recognition

Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its offering of high-power infrared LEDs for illumination solutions to include a new wavelength (810 nm). This development will benefit camera systems, such as those used to read license plates. They can use this additional wavelength to improve image contrast making it easier to read patterns from recorded images. Moreover, camera sensors have higher sensitivity at 810 nm. At the same optical output, the new device therefore extends the range of camera systems as compared to 850 nm. 
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2017-03-21

An Individually Designable Luminaire Range from Osram Ideally Displays Retail Merchandise

The Vistosa track spot from Osram Lighting Solutions allows a wide diversity of merchandise to be displayed in the very best light. The extensive product family enables a range of practical and flexible design options for displaying fresh food as well as electronics and building articles with high sales-promoting impact in the retail sector.   
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2017-03-08

Infrared LED Protects Mobile Computers From Unauthorized Access

Facial recognition is considered a highly secure form of biometric identification. The system records the user’s face and detects typical features independent of facial expressions. However, to identify these features accurately and reliably, the software requires high-quality images. This means illuminating the face brightly and evenly, without shadows – and for this method to safeguard laptops and tablets, it also has to work in a wide variety of lighting conditions. The solution lies in additional illumination of the face with infrared light. 
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2017-03-07

Osram Infrared LEDs Establish Communication Between Distributed Luminaires

Organic Response Lighting Control Systems are designed to operate wide area lighting installations with maximum energy efficiency while still maintaining a high level of comfort. The key lies in a distributed intelligence which enables the system to react to the presence of persons in the immediate vicinity, as well as to those further away.
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2017-03-07

Retail Technology Awards Europe: Osram Supports the Award Winner Bollag-Guggenheim with Location-based Services

For the 10th time, the EHI Retail Institute has presented the retail technology awards europe (reta) at the EuroShop 2017 trade fair to honour the best IT solutions in retailing. Three equally-ranked award winners were selected in four categories. The Swiss company Bollag-Guggenheim AG won the award for “best-in-store solution”. By using retail analytics and beacon technology, it has generated real added value at the POS. The retailer uses the digital technologies of Osram and its software partner beaconsmind.  
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W ef... READ MORE

The trading portfolio of IMM Photonics has been expanded in the segment Fabry-Perot laser diodes to include a 830 nanometer (nm) version by the Japanese manufacturer QD-Laser.

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