2014-10-31

Osram LEDs illuminate the Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel in Rome is now illuminated by a novel lighting solution from Osram. After 500 years, this extraordinary piece of art history can now be experienced in unprecedented quality, bathed in the light of more than 7,000 LEDs. The installation that has been put in place over the last few months is designed to protect the artworks while enabling much stronger lighting. At the same time, it will use up to 90 percent less electricity than the previous installation. The European Union supported the project.
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2011-06-21

Osram Makes Breakthroughs on OLED

Lately, Osram has made two breakthroughs on OLED. One breakthrough is that, testing under application-oriented conditions in an integrating sphere, the company has achieved 87 lm/W with its OLED in the lab. In contrast to the previous achieved peak value, this efficacy is about 40 percent higher or nearly the efficiency of fluorescent lamps. And the OLED was measured at a brightness of 1,000 cd/m2 and a color temperature of approximately 4,000 K. The company also achieved almost 75 Im/W at a brightness of 5,000 cd/m2 in another test. It has already tested the org...
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2011-06-14

Osram Relaxed about Samsungs Counter Claims in Korea

Osram had not seen Samsung’s complaint yet and did not know its specific content which has been issued in Korea. According to a spokesperson, Osram is well prepared regarding possible steps by Samsung and is therefore relaxed about the move by the counter claimant. Osram regards Samsung’s move as a typical counter attack of a defendant. Anticipating this move Osram had analyzed Samsung’s patent portfolio thoroughly before taking any legal actions and concluded that none of Samsung’s IP will cause a problem for any of OSRAM’s products. Osra...
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2011-06-13

Samsung LED Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Osram in Korea

On June 10, 2011,, Samsung LED Co., Ltd. (“Samsung LED”) filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Osram Korea Co., Ltd. (“Osram Korea”) and two other defendants at the Seoul Central District Court requesting an injunction from unauthorized use of Samsung LED’s valuable intellectual property and money damages. The defendants include Osram Korea and two companies that sell Osram’s products in Korea, Barun Electronics and Dabo Industrial System. The 8 patents-in-suit relate to LED chip and package technology used ...
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2011-06-10

ERC Strengthens Partnerships for LED Marketplace

Reportedly, the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Centre (ERC) led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,  has set up 21 key industrial partners including Osram Sylvania and Taiwan-based Epistar to help guide the centre’s leading-edge research programs and hasten the transition of important innovations from the lab bench to the marketplace. The ERC is led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. It is dedicated to developing new LED technologies and applications for smarter, better-performing lighting devices and systems. At present, the ERC team i...
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2011-06-10

LED Luminaires from LI-EX Deploy OSRAM LEDs in the Entrance Area of the New "Stachus Passagen" in Munich

For decades, OSRAM’s former slogan – “Hell wie der lichte Tag– As bright as broad daylight" has been gracing the facade of buildings at Munich's Karlsplatz roundabout. Now the light manufacturer is also represented in the underground area of this bustling city-centre square, in the form of its subsidiary OSRAM Opto Semiconductors: the challenge was to implement the lighting concept in the entrance area of the newly redesigned station (for the S-Bahn suburban network and U-Bahn city metro). Schmidt-König, planning office for light...
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2011-06-09

OSRAM initiates patent infringement litigation against Samsung and LG

OSRAM has filed legal actions against Samsung group companies and LG group companies in the US and Germany as well as against an LG group company in Japan. Based on its conviction that these companies, respectively, infringe fundamental patent rights, OSRAM will also file a suit against LG in China tomorrow. With this move OSRAM intends to enforce its patents on Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology.
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2011-05-13

OSRAM SYLVANIA and Lowe’s Release New LED Bulbs

OSRAM SYLVANIA and Lowe’s have offered an expanded selection of SYLVANIA ULTRA LED light bulbs after their introduction of the brightest LED A-Line light bulbs. Products arrive by July 2011 in all Lowe’s stores nationwide and on Lowes.com. Expanded line of LED bulbs contains more than 16 new product offerings fit for indoor and outdoor. It matches the color temperature of most incandescent bulbs and lasts up to 25 times longer. According to the 2010 SYLVANIA Socket Survey, 75 percent of Americans think color quality is im...
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2011-05-10

LEDinside:LEDforum China of International Market Trend and Lighting Applications to be Grandly Open on May,and the Network Application has been Heading into the Final Stage

Overview   Organized by LEDinside, LEDforum China of International Market Trend and Lighting Applications will be grandly open in Shenzhen on May 27, 2011.   LEDforum 2011 will focus on the market trend of LED lighting application, and the agenda speakers include top leaders from Aixtron, Epilight, Macroblock, Osram, Philips Lumileds, Seoul Semiconductor, Veeco and other industry giants. These industry heavy weights will share with us their unique industry perspectives and accurate market forecasts, including market dynamics, business strateg...
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2011-04-26

Two European Companies Invest in Turkey

Two European companies including Germany’s Osram and Legrand are preparing for investment in Turkey. Martin Goetzeler , Chief Executive of Osram disclosed that Osram was thinking about investing LED technology in Turkey. Osram’s global revenue reached EUR 4.7 billion in 2010 and its sales in Turkey increased twofold in the last four years. In addition, it was the second fastest growing country last year and this year it targets a more than 6 percent growth. As for Legrand, it also considered investing a research, development and production facility t...
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2011-04-12

DSTA is Striking out on New Paths to Provide Safety Solutions for Pedestrian Road Crossings and opts for LEDs from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

With the help of "Light Line", a warning light installed in the pavement, crossing the road becomes safer for pedestrians: in parallel to the switch function for the traffic light, "Light Line" uses a red or green signal to show whether the street can be crossed without danger or not. The warning light was developed by DSTA, a Spanish company that designs and manufacture LED solutions for traffic, lighting and transports. The signals in the various colors are provided by light emitting diodes from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. Particularly at less b...
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2011-04-08

Stable Performance in Extreme Conditions Enabled by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors LED

LED street lighting can be applied in various conditions and that is why the application is replacing traditional lighting fixtures rapidly. In the extreme weather conditions of Ningxia, a central province close to Mongolia, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors’ OSLON SSL LEDs have been installed in solar powered street lamps. These LED lamps withstand the challenging near desert climate and provide stable performance and uniform illumination, fulfilling the requirements set out by the city and its planners. The 174 new street lamps line the 2.6km of Da Xue Road...
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2011-04-06

A Patent Cross License Agreement Between Cree and Osram

Recently, Cree and Osram have signed a patent cross-license agreement on both parties in the fields of blue LED chip technology, white LEDs and phosphors, packaging, LED luminaires and lamps, and LED lighting control systems. Plus, Cree also announced a similar broad cross-license agreement with Philips and has existing patent agreements with Nichia and Toyoda Gosei regarding LED technology.  ...
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2011-03-15

From the OSRAM laboratory: efficiency record for warm white

Peak values right on the Planckian curve OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has set a new laboratory record of 142 lm/W for the efficiency of a warm white LED light source. With a correlated color temperature (CCT) of 2755 K the LED achieves a good color rendering index (CRI) of 81. Measurements were taken under standard conditions: room temperature and pulsed mode at an operating current density of 350 mA/mm². Bright warm white light with high efficiency is particularly important for lighting applications in the residential sector. The laboratory setup for a wa...
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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