Light+Building 2014: Osram presents light innovations
Solutions and products for all areas of life
At this years leading fair for light, the Light+Building, Osram is providing a comprehensive view of the industry's future. This includes LED products made in Germany, high quality luminaires that are finding their way into mass applications as well as an OLED luminaire for professional use. "Our new developments underline the position of Osram as a lighting trendsetter for all living spheres," stated Peter Laier, Osram’s Chief Technology Officer and executive board member responsible for the company’s general illumination business. "We bring together a high level of innovational strength with premium quality." Light+Building is the leading light fair, taking place from 31 March to 3 April in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Living sphere home: "LED light bulb" from Germany
As the first major manufacturer, Osram is producing LED lamps featuring the traditional incandescent lamp shape in Germany. The “Superstar Classic A40” for end customers and the “Parathom Pro Classic A40” for professional users, in contrast to previous LED lamps, have a size identical to standard light bulbs. Local production is part of the strategic approach of manufacturing LED lamps in proximity to their specific markets, for example in Europe for Europe. In addition with the new portfolio Osram makes use of a technological product platform. The modular approach ensures that development times are cut by up to 50%. The result is that these products are more rapidly available in the market, and with lower prices.
Living sphere leisure: Technology for sophisticated and complex lighting solutions
A luminaire originally developed for the lighthouse projects in the Lenbachhaus Museum in Munich and in the Sistine Chapel in Rome is now being produced in series. The Lunis 2 Track spotlight is installed onto tracks, features a low construction height of just a few centimeters and is mainly suitable for targeted accent illumination and the display of goods in the retail sector and artworks in galleries and museums. The Lunis 2 Track spotlight is highly efficient and with very good rendition of colors (CRI > 90). Heat is dissipated via cooling ribs instead of a cooling system with water or fan. The spot will initially be available with warm white (3000 Kelvin) and neutral white (4000 Kelvin) light, and a version with flexible color temperatures is being planned.
Living sphere work: Efficient and stylish OLEDs for conference rooms
Osram has brought together design and efficiency with the new OLED luminaire for offices. Werner Aisslinger, the designer of the OLED luminaire, has recently been acclaimed Designer of the Year 2014 by the magazine "Architektur & Wohnen". The suspended luminaire with an exclusive appearance is equipped with 16 square OLED panels, and the technical basis of the design product is the latest generation of the "Orbeos" OLED panel that enables luminaires to be developed with LED-similar luminous efficacy. Efficiency is one of the essential factors that helps OLED lighting in achieving its breakthrough, and the new Orbeos OLED panel generation from Osram is already more efficient than energy-saving lamps.
Living sphere education and science: Learning made easier thanks to the right light
At Light+Building Osram presents the Arktika-P Biolux luminaire that generates an "artificial sky" in schools and seminar rooms. The Arktika-P Biolux brings the effects of daylight into the interiors of buildings. It directly illuminates the working plane and also indirectly the ceiling according to the time of day, with two different light colors and with individual control and dimming. Osram has verified the positive effects of light on the organism as part of surveys conducted at various schools and universities, and the level of attention and the cognitive performance of pupils can be improved with the aid of biologically optimized lighting. Pupils achieved better results and the speed of performance also significantly increased. The Arktika-P was awarded the renowned iF Design Award in 2014. The concept of biologically effective light is based on the scientific recognition that a receptor in the human eye is responsible for controlling our inner clock. This responds to light colors: the cooler light of the morning sky stimulates us while the warmer, less blue light of sunset allows us to calm down. Both are important so that we can sleep well at night and are up-and-running during the day.
Living sphere public space: LED Module 540 for Siteco town and park luminaires
The Siteco town and park luminaires “Mushroom Luminaire LED”, “Lantern LED” and “City Light LED” are suitable for refurbishing lighting installations with obsolete lighting technology and are ideal for new systems. The luminaires have been equipped with the new LED Module 540 in time for Light+Building 2014, achieving up to 80% more efficiency than variants with standard technology. The module also features especially homogeneous, highly efficient and glare-reduced light distribution.
In addition to upgrading whole light heads (complete refurbishments) it is also possible to convert conventional Siteco luminaires to the latest state of technology with a just few flicks of the wrist, because the Module 540 as a refurbishment set fits in all traditional Siteco town and park luminaires.
An outstanding detail is the design of the module body. In contrast to many other LED luminaires, passers-by when glancing at the luminaire not only see a luminous point, but thanks to its form and surface the module body reflects the LED light, enabling the luminaire insert to be seen, as with conventional solutions. This makes the luminaire a decorative element in itself that simultaneously renders the road section visible from afar. The extended luminous surface also reduces the level of subjective glare effects.
Living sphere mobility: OLED tail lights
In the living sphere mobility, Osram shows how automotive light may change in the future. Last year Osram demonstrated that road suitability for tail lights with organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) has been largely achieved. A demonstrator can now be seen at the fair that complies with the technical demands of road traffic with both tail lights and brake lights. It is also possible to subdivide the homogeneous luminous surface into dynamically controllable segments to enable special light scenes to be played for example by clicking on a remote control for the door lock. Series OLED technology is expected to be seen on our roads from 2016.
Osram is showing at Light+Building in Hall 2 (“Alte Festhalle”) and looks forward to your visit.
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, electronic control gear and opto semiconductors such as light-emitting diodes (LED) – as well as luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions. OSRAM has more than 35,000 employees worldwide and generated revenue of almost €5.3 billion in fiscal 2013 (ended September 30). The company's business activities have been focusing on light – and hence on quality of life – for over 100 years. The company was listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich on July 8, 2013 (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED 400; Trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at www.osram-group.com