【Exclusive Interview】Osram Opto Semiconductors’ Leading Hyper Red LED Technology to Support Rising Global Horticulture Lighting Market

Since LED technology became mature enough for lighting applications, it has soon entered a plateau period and attracted players across the globe. The industry then turned into a battlefield with low price products and flat profit. Several leading lighting companies including GE, Osram, Cree and others, enlarged their focus into other special lighting applications. Horticulture lighting is one of their targets. (Image: Osram) Adding artificial light sources to help crops to grow has a long history in horticulture but the use of LEDs for such applications offers complete...
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Increasing Applications and Rising Market of UV LED

With a wide range of applications, UV LED is considered a new rising opportunity for the LED industry. LEDinside noted in the latest report, titled “2019 Deep UV LED Application Market- Sterilization, Purification, and Water Treatment Markets,” that UV LED market continues to increase with the curing market steadily grow and rising applications in sterilization for surface, air, static and flowing water. With these driving momentums, LEDinside forecasts that the UV LED market value will reach US$ 991 million in 2023. Based on the wavel...
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New Red Phosphor to Improve LED Energy Efficiency Co-Developed by University of Innsbruck and Osram

A research team at the University of Innsbruck, Austria cooperated with Osram Opto Semiconductors to develop a new red phosphor with excellent luminescence properties which can make LED lighting more energy-efficient. The research article, titled “Sr[Li2Al2O2N2]:Eu2+—A high performance red phosphor to brighten the future” was published in Nature Communications on April 23, 2019. The scientists created the new red phosphor whose light is well perceived by the eye as the human eye is more sensitive to green and less sensitive to blue and red. With th...
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Osram Opto Joins the ISELED Alliance for Innovative Automotive Lighting Development

Osram Opto Semiconductors has joined the ISELED Alliance which aims to set up an industrial ecosystem to provide solutions for automotive LED lighting.
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Osram Emphasizes Its Focus on Semiconductor Development

Osram has been addressing its position as a high-tech company. At the Osram Opto Semiconductors Market and Technology Day in Munich, Olaf Berlien, CEO of Osram Licht AG, noted again that, “Osram is very well positioned strategically and financially for the technologies and trends of the future. We are becoming the leading photonics champion. Our semiconductor segment OS forms the technological backbone of our strategic development."
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Osram Announced New LED Production Methods Developed by InteGreat Research Project

A Germany based research project coordinated by Osram Opto Semiconductors and six other partners from science and industry reported its achievement of developing optimized approaches for manufacturing small LED chips and packaging technologies.
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Osram Expands Business Portfolio In Malaysia

Osram Opto Semiconductors plans to extend its business portfolio in Malaysia with on-going invention and donation of advanced equipment to four universities in Malaysia as the company expects the growth potential of automotive applications in the market. 
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Longer battery Life for Fitness Trackers: Osram Increases the Efficiency of Green LEDs by 40 Percent

The significant drop in light output (green gap phenomenon) exhibited by green LEDs has often been the cause of efficiency problems and high costs in customer applications. For its indium gallium nitride (InGaN)-based green LEDs, Osram Opto Semiconductors has now succeeded in reducing the typical forward voltages by around 600 mV drastically. With a simultaneous increase in optical output power, customers instantly benefit from improvements in efficiency of up to 40 percent compared to predecessor products across the entire UX:3 portfolio from Osram. 
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Safe Journey: Osram Adds to Its Oslon Black Family

Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its Oslon Black family for the infrared range with six new automotive IREDs. The 850 nm versions are intended for exterior applications such as night vision, pedestrian protection, pre-field recognition and lane detection. The new 940 nm versions are suitable above all for interior automotive applications such as driver monitoring, seat occupancy detection and gesture recognition. Thanks to different wavelengths and lenses these products cover a wide range of customer requirements and can be operated at up to 5 A in pulsed mode.
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IBELIVE Research Project Working on New Optical Components

Together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, TEMICON and Continental, Osram Opto Semiconductors has been working since October 2017 on the development of extremely compact and low-profile optical components for data visualization or illumination.
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“UV Power” Research Project is Working on LED-replacements for Conventional UV Light Sources

The optical outputs of the new LEDs are expected to be greater than 120 mW at 300 ± 10 nm, 140 mW at 280 ± 10 nm and 80 mW at 260 ± 10 nm. The research group is also working on making significant improvements to the aging behavior of the LEDs so they can be operated longer and more economically.
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Osram Opto Semiconductors Expands Duris S 5 LED Portfolio

Osram Opto Semiconductors adds two further models with excellent color rendering to the Duris S 5 family. The new LEDs are ideal for the home, for example installed in downlights or LED retrofit lamps.
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OSRAM Increases Range of Security Surveillance with New Infrared LED

Security surveillance over large distances is now possible thanks to the infrared Dragon Dome LED from Osram Opto Semiconductors. The focused beam of this high-power IRED achieves a range of more than 100 meters. It has a compact design and does not need an external lens. With its wavelength of 850 nanometers (nm), this LED is ideal as a light source for security surveillance tasks such as CCTV (Closed Circuit Television).
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Osram Opto Semiconductors' IR Golden Dragon: optical output power increased by 20 percent

Particularly efficient at currents of up to 2 amps (A) With a typical optical output of 650 milliwatts (mW) the Golden Dragon SFH 4232A from Osram Opto Semiconductors is currently the most powerful infrared LED (IRED) in this housing. At a current of one amp the efficiency of this high-power component is more than 39 percent. The IRED therefore provides the basis for reliable monitoring and surveillance systems and helps to reduce system costs. This benefits general applications in process and production control in industry and camera-based surveillance applicat...
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Osram Opto Semiconductors's Super Low-profile Optical Touch Screens Thanks to Powerful Miniature LEDs

New infrared ChipLEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors for small and medium size touch displays Super low-profile and incredibly powerful – these are the demands that touch screens place on infrared components. And that’s no problem for the new ChipLED SFH 4053: Its tiny dimensions make it one of the smallest on the market. Combined with its high performance, the ChipLED is ideal for low-profile all-in-one computers and laptop displays. And the IRED is so small that it can be easily integrated in smartphones. Although optical touch screens are ava...
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Osram Makes Progress on Green Laser Performance

Recently, Uwe Strauss from Osram Opto Semiconductors has demonstrated  the company’s improved green laser performance that are fabricated on the conventional plane of GaN,at the ninth International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors. According to Strauss , these lasers will target pico-projectors, where they can combine with red and blue equivalents to provide a lighting source with a small footprint that is free from a focusing element. Strauss introduce that the green source in a pico-projector producing a 100 lumen brightness must meet the requirements as...
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OSRAM Extends its LED Product Portfolio in the Low-power Range (< 1 W)

Uniform illumination in linear and flat lighting solutions The new product family in the low-power range from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors starts with Duris E 3. The small dimensions and wide beam angle of these new LEDs make them ideal for applications that require uniform illumination. These highly efficient LEDs can be used as replacements for conventional fluorescent lamps in T5 or T8 luminaires for example. Duris E 3 has been designed specifically for applications that call for uniform distribution of light, high efficiency and low procurement costs. The main ...
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A New LED Concept from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Achieves 30 Percent Greater Luminous Efficacy with a High Color Rendering Index

“Brilliant-Mix” LED concept for warm white feel-good light Warm white light with a high luminous efficacy (110 lm/W) and a color rendering index (CRI) of more than 90 are the result of the new “Brilliant-Mix” concept from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. The intelligent color mix based on powerful OSLON SSL LEDs in EQ-White and Amber covers a broad white spectrum from 2700 to 4000 K. Depending on the required luminous flux, a different number of these LEDs can be combined to produce warm white feel-good light of high quality that w...
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Osram’s LEDs Lights up Near-desert Conditions of Ningxia

Currently, Osram Opto Semiconductors’s OSLON SSL LEDs have been installed in solar-powered street lamps to stand up to the harsh near-desert climate conditions of Ningxia, China. The 174 new street lamps line the 2.6km of Da Xue Road in Shizhuishan City. Due to the city is close to the Gobi Desert, with an average of 28 days of fine weather per month and great temperature difference between day and night, the local government has decided to use solar energy to power the new street lamps.  According to Xin-jun Dang, managing director of street-lam...
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New XLamp® S Line LEDs enhance growth, last longer, lower energy costs Horticulture and other forms of agricultural lighting require application-tuned ratios of spectral content, high efficacy and long lifetimes. Whether you are interest... READ MORE
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