2016-04-11

Intelligent Light from Osram Slashes 65% Energy Bill for Volkswagen Parking Garage

One of the largest and most modern logistics centres in Europe is located at Baunatal near Kassel in Germany – the original parts centre for Volkswagen. More than 450,000 VW original components are dispatched from the location to seven domestic sales centres and 83 countries. As part of the "Think Blue. Factory." campaign, Volkswagen also aimed to set standards in terms of energy saving, and as a consequence it was decided to sustainably upgrade the company’s employee car park with 500 parking lots. Energy savings of 65% are now achieved with the new lighting installation from Osram based on innovative LED luminaires and intelligent light control. Thanks to electricity cost savings, the investment is also paid back within three years.
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2016-04-08

Hot Picks of the Week April. 4-8

Highlights this week: Apple has dropped Osram Licht from its list of top 200 suppliers and added Royal Philips to its supply chain, ahead of the release of the iPhone 7.
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2016-04-07

Apple Kicks Osram off Top 200 Supplier List, Adds Philips Lighting

Apple has dropped Osram Licht from its list of top 200 suppliers and added Royal Philips to its supply chain, ahead of the release of the iPhone 7, reported Bloomberg recently.
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2016-04-07

Details of Osram Carve out of LEDVANCE to be Announced by May 2016

German lighting giant Osram’s spin-off of its lamps business into LEDVANCE has completed organizational separation as of April 1, 2016, while the legal separation is scheduled in July 1, 2016. Many lighting vendors have been competing for a chunk of Osram’s lamp business, which LEDinside projects details of the acquisition transaction will become clearer from late April to late May 2016, including the offered price from various bidders, developments of vendors granted priority rights, and other conditions involved in the talks of the separation of LEDvance. Besides weighing in on the potential acquisitor of the lamp business and conditions under the procurement, the deal is under the lime light of the entire lighting and LED business.
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2016-04-01

LED Engin Releases New High Power LED with Seven Colors on a Single Emitter

LED Engin, Inc. announces the world’s first 7-color, high power LED to be produced on a single emitter. The compact LZ7-04MU00 emitter enables the design of stage or architectural lighting that produces sophisticated effects over the full color spectrum. Its RGBW die are complemented by phosphor-converted (PC) amber, cyan and violet to provide richer, wide-ranging color effects. PC amber delivers the same saturation as regular amber but with 5 times the flux at temperature, cyan fills the spectrum gap between blue and green, and violet enables black or crisp white lighting effects. Typical stage and studio applications include moving heads with zoom optics and round wash lights. In architectural lighting, the emitters enhance the performance of everything from static lights to linear wash lights.
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2016-03-21

Osram Teams up with German Ski Association for Biologically Effective Lighting

The German Ski Association and the lighting manufacturer Osram have drawn a positive summary of their first season as partners. In this alliance, the German Ski Association applied the latest findings about “biologically effective light” to tap the performance reserves of athletes. The energizing effect of light was effectively used in particular for competitions held at night, overseas and in the Far East. “In world-class sport, we have reached a plateau where it is becoming increasingly difficult for athletes to reach an even higher level of performance. By applying knowledge about biologically effective light, we have been able to mobilize new energy reserves,” said Karlheinz Waibel, the national trainer for science and technology at the German Ski Association. Osram biologist Andreas Wojtysiak added: “We will systematically apply the knowledge we have gained in our partnership and develop new ways to boost the performance of world-class athletes.”
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2016-03-17

Neuss-based Memory Center Glows with Human Centric Lighting from Osram

Application:  General lighting, Light is quality of life, Medical applications Technology:  LED, Light Management Systems (LMS), Luminaires Target group:  Operators of health care facilities
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2016-03-15

Osram Launches New White LEDs with Improved Uniform Illumination

New “TEN°” binning from Osram Opto Semiconductors provides the basis for unprecedented color consistency for white LEDs which are used for example as single-LED light sources in spotlights and downlights. To achieve this the current standard CIE 1931 2° xy color space has been supplemented with CIE 2015 10° u‘v‘, recently developed by the International Commission on Illumination and implemented by Osram Opto Semiconductors as 10° binning. In the third generation of the Soleriq S 13, “TEN°“ will be available on the market as an additional feature from March 2016.
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2016-03-14

Osram's Different Business Arms Showcase Innovative Technology at Light+Building 2016

Lighting innovations from Osram lead the way into the future. Intelligent street lights that find and assign parking places, infrared lighting solutions that unlock smartphones via iris scan or transmitting units integrated into luminaires that  navigate people through buildings are just a few of the new solutions that Osram will present at this year's Light + Building show starting on March 13 in Frankfurt. A focus at the booth will be on intelligent and efficient lighting solutions for cities and buildings, but also present pioneering innovations in other areas. "Our products have set major trends in the lighting market for more than 100 years - and they will also do so at Light + Building 2016", said Olaf Berlien, Chief Executive Officer of OSRAM Licht AG.
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2016-03-14

Osram Demonstrates Intelligent Lighting Solutions for Smart Cities at Light+Building 2016

Innovative products for tomorrow's clever towns and cities – as part of this year's Light + Building in Frankfurt, Osram Lighting Solutions will be showing innovative luminaires, intelligent light management systems and a wide range of services across six different sectors for tomorrow's intelligent cities. The spectrum ranges from 'smart-city-ready' outdoor luminaires with parking sensors to sensor and control kits for intelligent, efficient lighting solutions in industrial and office buildings. "Towns and cities in the future will become more intelligent thanks to luminaires and solutions from Osram," stated Eladia Pulido, CEO of the Lighting Solutions business division. The Osram stand at Light + Building is located, as in previous years, in the familiar ‘Festhalle’ building.
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2016-03-11

Osram Launches More Efficient LED Package for Outdoor Lighting Systems

A typical luminous flux of 1,100 lumen (lm) from a robust, leadframe-based high-performance package and up to 50% lower system costs – those are the main benefits of the new Duris P 10 from Osram Opto Semiconductors. It also offers outstanding second board reliability which ensures long-term operation even in fluctuating ambient temperatures. These properties make the Duris P 10 ideal for use in professional outdoor lighting systems. It will be unveiled at Light + Building 2016, which takes place in Frankfurt from March 13 to 18.
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2016-03-09

OSRAM Uses Arrayent Platform to Control Smart LED Lights

OSRAM, a 100 year-old, EUR 5.1 billion (US $5.6 billion) /year German company, is one of the largest light manufacturers in the world.
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2016-03-03

Universal Display and Osram Sign OLED Material Evaluation Agreement

Universal Display Corporation , enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED® technology and materials, announced a collaboration and evaluation agreement with OSRAM, one of the world's leading lighting manufacturers. Under the agreement, OSRAM will begin sampling Universal Display’s proprietary PHOLED™ phosphorescent OLED materials for solid-state lighting applications.
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2016-02-22

Osram Upgrades Munich-based Medical Board with Intelligent Lighting Control and LED Luminaires

As part of a lighting refurbishment, Osram Lighting Solutions supplied an individual and highly efficient lighting solution for the offices and conference rooms of the Bavarian State Medical Board in Munich, Germany. With help of state-of-the-art multi-sensors and the Dali Eco control system, suspended LED luminaires are now controlled according to daylight, occupancy and movement. This saves up to 65% in energy each year.
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2016-02-19

Hot Picks of the Week Feb. 15-19

Osram is putting the focus on sustainable growth and wants to take even greater advantage of the potential offered by semiconductor-based lighting technologies. Prior to that, another important strategic step, the carve-out process of the general lighting lamps business, got under way. Given Osram’s strong financial standing, the company is proposing a dividend of €0.90 per share at Tuesday’s AGM. In parallel, Osram has in the meantime also started a share buyback program of up to €500 million.
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2016-02-17

Osram: Carve-out of General Lighting Business and Share Buyback Both on Track

At this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), OSRAM Licht AG Chief Executive Olaf Berlien gave details of the innovation and growth initiative to the lighting company’s shareholders. “Everyone’s talking about digitalization – but we’re investing in it,” Berlien said in Munich on Tuesday. “Only those who navigate through the dramatically changing lighting industry decisively and with courage and speed can be successful.” Through this initiative, Osram is putting the focus on sustainable growth and wants to take even greater advantage of the potential offered by semiconductor-based lighting technologies. Prior to that, another important strategic step, the carve-out process of the general lighting lamps business, got under way. “The operational carve-out is planned as of April 1, while the legal carve-out is planned as of July 1,” said Berlien, confirming the timeline announced earlier.
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2016-02-05

Osram Supplies Laser Headlight Modules to BMW

Following on from the BMW i8, the BMW 7 Series is another range of models from the Munich car manufacturer that Osram is now equipping with a laser module for the headlights. “We have succeeded in developing this new technology to such an extent that we have now taken it from a niche vehicle to a mass produced car – an important step in terms of market penetration”, said Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO Specialty Lighting at Osram. “With laser light as the next stage in automotive lighting we are once again demonstrating our competence in lighting systems and underlining our leading position in LED and laser technologies.”
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2016-02-05

Osram Smart LED Solutions Aid Havi Logistics Sustainability Initiative

Osram Lighting Solutions has drawn up a cross-location LED lighting concept for Havi Logistics. The basis for this was pan-European energy audits previously carried out by Osram in the European distribution centers of Havi Logistics. Following lighting refurbishment, up to 80% in energy costs are now being saved thanks to efficient LED technology and intelligent light management in the cold storage centers.
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2016-02-04

Osram Looks Bright on Fiscal 2016 with Share Sale of Foshan

- Revenue up 6 percent; stable on a comparable basis - Adjusted EBITA margin rises to almost 12 percent - Osram confirms updated outlook for fiscal 2016
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2016-02-03

Osram to Showcase Lighting Innovations at the Light + Building 2016

Shortly before the world's leading trade fair of lighting opens its doors, Osram will present its first highlight products at the Light + Building Preview in Munich and Hamburg. Among other things, the lighting manufacturer will display the extended LED component portfolio that offers the right LED for every purpose as well as its most innovative product from 2015, Omnipoint, which is ready for series production for use in modern shop lighting.
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2016-02-01

Osram Unveils Tungsten Halogen Lights for Cool Blue Glow

Whether in ice hockey or in automotive lighting – quality, performance and passion always help to achieve the desired goal. That is also why OSRAM is the official lighting partner of the EHC RedBull Munich ice hockey club. With the support of our partners at Subaru, the club tested the blue-white light of OSRAM COOL BLUE INTENSE in a quite different arena:
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2016-01-29

Osram's Malaysia Unit Launches R&D Center in Penang

Osram Licht AG's Malaysian unit, Osram Opto Semiconductors (M) Sdn Bhd, is setting up a research and development (R&D) center here to serve the general lighting and illumination sector in Asia.
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2016-01-27

Osram Offers Consumers a Solution for Verifying Pirated and Authentic Xenon Headlights

Osram headlight lamps are continually being copied illegally by product pirates. To protect consumers from low-quality copies the lighting manufacturer has now developed its own trust program. Thanks to innovative two-step security checks, purchasers can easily verify whether the lamp they have bought is an Osram original that has been manufactured in accordance with international quality and safety standards.
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2016-01-27

The Middle Ring Expressway in Suzhou Lit with LEDs from Osram

The Middle Ring Expressway, located at Suzhou Hi-Tech Zone has transformed into the most brilliantly luminated municipal road in Suzhou city. With a total investment of RMB 22 billion, the roadway was equipped with around 2,000 sets of OSRAM OLUX™ LED Spot H with 4000K color temperature. In addition, around 10,000 sets of OSRAM XTRA Liner DC were used to achieve different lighting effects by changing the high powered LEDs. The seamless lighting effects are operated by e:cue control systems, including Butler S2, LCE 2 and RDM Isolater that control around 10,000 sets of OSRAM XTRA Liner LEDs, which produce identical colors simultaneously.
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2016-01-22

Osram Confident Investors Will Back its Three-pillar Strategy

*General Lighting market is projected to have annual 9.5% growth until 2020, while automotive lighting is to grow at 4% per year.   German lighting manufacturer Osram is confident that its large investors will support its new strategy of investing in general LED lighting market, reported Reuters.
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2016-01-22

Osram Elaborates upon its Three-pillar Strategy

At an analyst day, Osram unveiled further details of its three-pillar strategy presented in November last year and of the innovation and growth initiative. In all its three pillars, the lighting company wants to benefit even more from the potential of semiconductor-based technologies and will make appropriate investments in the coming years. In the Specialty Lighting (SP) business, Osram is increasing the focus of its automotive business on LED-based products and the system business as well as investments in new technologies such as laser and OLED. In the Lighting Solutions & Systems (LSS) segment, Osram will expand its product portfolio for Smart Cities and Smart Buildings applications in the years to come, thus taking account of rising urbanization. In the LED components business (Opto Semiconductors, OS), Osram aims to become the cost leader thanks to its lead in technology, economies of scale, and factor cost benefits from the planned 6-inch LED chip plant in Kulim, Malaysia. The plant will be the largest of its kind. “We are well on our way to becoming a high-tech company. With our innovation and growth initiative we are shifting the focus to sustainable growth,” said Olaf Berlien, Chief Executive Officer of OSRAM Licht AG.
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2016-01-21

Daylight Lighting from Osram Provides Energy Efficient Illuminaitons to Germany Secondary School

In the newly constructed Schmuttertal secondary school in Diedorf Germany, micro sun shielding louvres from the Osram subsidiary Siteco create natural lighting in the classroom buildings, auditorium and sports hall. The school benefits in several ways – in addition to energy savings, the daylight system also supports the school’s architectural and educational concept.
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2016-01-19

Osram Introduces New LED Spotlights for Stage Illumination

The products in the Kreios range have long been popular for creative lighting solutions in the entertainment and architecture sectors. Two new highly versatile high-power LED spotlights, the Fresnel and the Profile, have now been added to the range, ideal for theater, concert and event lighting.
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2016-01-18

[Breaking News] Osram Renames Lamps Business as LEDVANCE, Aims to Conclude Sale in April 2016

Osram, one of the world's leading lighting manufacturers, continues to make progress with the carve-out of its general lighting lamps business. After the supervisory board of OSRAM Licht AG approved the carve-out of the unit in June 2015, the name of the new company has now also been decided. “We have opted for a combination of the terms ‘LED’ and ‘advance’ and will call the newly established company LEDVANCE,” said Olaf Berlien, Chief Executive Officer of OSRAM Licht AG. “The name reflects the trend toward LED in the lighting market as well as the opportunities arising from this development – opportunities LEDVANCE will actively exploit.”
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2016-01-15

Osram: Digital Smart Lighting to Pave the Way for LEDs

Current LED chip and lamp prices have plummeted because there are too many similar competitors on the market, said Geet van der Meer, Head of Osram's LED Lamps and Systems business unit recently at a Lighting Japan 2016 forum. To cope with the challenging environment, companies are focusing on product quality, design, digitalization and intelligent devices to pave an alternative road map for LED lighting.
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