Osram is shutting down the server for the Lightify system

2020/03/09

Osram has decided to shut down server support for smart lamps from the Lightify lighting system within 18 months. More and more customers prefer comprehensive Smart Home solutions with intelligent assistants and are no longer controlling their lighting via a separate lighting control system or gateway. Osram, as the supplier of the Lightify platform, and Ledvance, as the exclusive distributor of the Lightify gateway, have taken heed of this trend. Osram will therefore be shutting down the cloud server for controlling the Lightify gateway on August 31, 2021. Ledvance finished selling the gateway at the start of 2019. Smart+ products from Ledvance, some of which are still sold under the brand name of Osram, are compatible with a large number of major Smart Home platforms and are optimized for control with intelligent assistants. As a result, they will continue to work with these platforms. More information will be made available by Ledvance.

Lightify customers were informed today in a newsletter and will also be notified separately directly in the app. Customers have one and a half years to switch to an alternative smart-home platform where they can continue to use their smart lamps and luminaires under the ZigBee standard. Only local functions will be possible from August 31, 2021.

Having sold off the household lamps business back in 2016, Osram is continuing on its journey to becoming a photonics company with the shutdown of the Lightify cloud server.

ABOUT OSRAM

OSRAM, based in Munich, is a leading global high-tech company with a history dating back more than 110 years. Primarily focused on semiconductor -based technologies, our products are used in highly diverse applications ranging from virtual reality to autonomous driving and from smartphones to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. OSRAM uses the endless possibilities of light to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities. OSRAM’s innovations enable people all over the world not only to see better, but also to communicate, travel, work and live better. OSRAM has approximately 23,500 employees worldwide as of end of fiscal 2019 (September 30) and generated revenue of about 3.5 billion euros from continuing activities. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED 400; trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at www.osram.com.