Osram shines a light on retail spaces at EuroShop and brings together customers and retailers for a new shopping experience
At this year’s EuroShop trade fair in Düsseldorf, Osram will be showcasing its most recent developments for product presentations in retail outlets. In brick-and-mortar stores, lighting is crucial for presenting products and is therefore a key factor in the customer’s overall shopping experience. However, in addition to its lighting prowess, Osram can also contribute digital expertise, thus enabling retailers and brand manufacturers to carry the advantages of online trading over to brick-and-mortar stores. Beacon technology, which is integrated into the lighting installation, enables customers to receive personalized marketing messages via their smartphones while they are in the shop. EuroShop is the leading trade fair for the retail sector and will be held in Düsseldorf from March 5 to 9. Osram will be at booth C59 in Hall 9.
At this year’s EuroShop, Osram will be presenting light management systems that businesses can use to create a range of moods and impressions without necessarily having to change their lighting installation. Both direct and indirect white or colored lighting can brighten up presentations with adjustable color temperatures – whether using shelf lighting, illuminated ceilings, or counter lighting. With Osram’s light management system Lightify Pro, the lighting can be controlled via an app and can also be adjusted as required using wall switches.
Osram Opto Semiconductors will also be showcasing its broad portfolio of LED components for the development of modern, efficient, and specialized lighting, from chip-on-board- to powerful individual LEDs. The quality of the light is at the forefront here, regardless of whether the aim is to make colors appear particularly saturated and white to be very bright, as is often required for textiles, or to use appropriate LED lighting to show various food groups, such as meat, fish, fruit, or bread, to their best advantage. In any case it is important that the lighting conditions are perceived to be homogeneous, with regard to both the ambient lighting of a room and the presentation of goods. New TEN° binning from Osram Opto Semiconductors enables an unprecedented degree of color consistency for white LEDs, which are used for example as single-LED light sources in spotlights and downlights.
Osram will also be unveiling an end-to-end solution for the digitalization of brick-and-mortar retail based on its Einstone beacon technology, which is integrated into the shop’s own lighting. The focus here is on using an in-depth understanding of the customer as the basis for creating an outstanding shopping experience. Visitors can also find out about additional applications in the field of location-specific services using Einstone. For example, one application uses speech output to enable people who are blind or visually impaired to find out more about the products on display. Osram’s activities at EuroShop will be rounded off by demonstrations relating to the localization of goods and objects as well as location-based feedback.
OSRAM, based in Munich, is a globally leading lighting manufacturer with a history dating back about 100 years. The product portfolio includes high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology such as infrared or laser lighting. The products are used in highly diverse applications ranging from virtual reality, autonomous driving or mobile phones to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. In automotive lighting, the company is the global market and technology leader. Based on continuing operations (excluding Ledvance), OSRAM had around 24,600 employees worldwide at the end of fiscal 2016 (September 30) and generated revenue of almost €3.8 billion in that fiscal year. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED400; trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at www.osram.com.