Osram lights up the Aidastella cruise ship


Passenger cabin Aidastella

Osram is illuminating the tenth cruise ship of the Aida fleet with 9,000 lamps and more than 1 km of LED "strips". The "swimming city" has a total length of 253 metres and a width of 32 metres, and offers space for 1097 passengers. "Cruise ships with their complex range of demands are in reality lighthouses for lighting applications," commented Martin Nüboldt, manager responsible for the project at Osram. "As one of the leading providers of maritime lighting we are highly pleased to provide light for the Aidastella."

The ship was inaugurated with the name of Aidastella as the tenth ship of the Aida fleet in Rostock-Warnemünde, Germany on 16 March 2013. In order that the star (Stella in Latin) can attain its full brilliance, diverse areas were equipped with specifically suitable light: 9,000 Osram halogen Eco lamps and 1,200 metres of flexible LED modules ensure both white and coloured light, and impress with a longer service life, the LED modules with 50,000 hours having an up to 50,000 times higher operating duration than standard incandescent lamps for example. Whether for passenger cabins, bar areas or hallways, the light emphasises the atmosphere and also helps to make guests feel at home.

Hall Aidastella

Cruise ships in terms of lighting are highly demanding, as in addition to energy consumption, bringing together the various types of lighting applications in restricted spaces is of high importance. High demands are also made on the quality and atmosphere of lighting in the cabins and public areas, restaurants, bars, shops and also of course in the sports and wellness areas. Because power is generated on board, a focus is also placed on energy efficiency. The Hamburg based company Partner Ship Design was responsible for the interior design of the Aidastella, the light planning was organized by Lichtvision. The cruiser was built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg.

Osram supplies innovative products and lighting solutions ranging from lounges to football arenas, with a consistent emphasis on sustainability. In the past business year, the company generated more than 70% of its turnover with energy-efficient products and solutions. Artificial lighting is today responsible for around 20% of global power consumption and thus also bears responsibility for a considerable amount of carbon dioxide emissions. It thus also becomes an important leverage factor in the fight against environmental transformation.


OSRAM of Munich, Germany is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. The company's portfolio covers the entire value chain from components – including lamps, opto semiconductors like light-emitting diodes (LED) – to electronic control gears as well as complete luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions. OSRAM has around 39,000 employees worldwide and generated revenue of 5.4 billion Euros in fiscal year 2012 (ended September 30, 2012). More than 70 percent of its revenue comes from energy-efficient products. The company's business activities have been focusing on light – and hence on quality of life – for over 100 years. Additional information can be found in the internet at www.osram-group.com