OPTOTRONIC Programmable LED Emergency Drivers

OSRAM Honored at Annual LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards Gala

Programmable Emergency Driver Recognized in Constant Current LED Driver Category

02.28.2018 | Awards

WILMINGTON, MA – OSRAM, a global high-tech lighting company, was honored at the recent Sapphire Awards Gala Dinner when its OPTOTRONIC® Programmable Emergency LED Driver was selected as the winner in the constant current LED drivers category. The Sapphire Awards celebrate the most innovative companies in the solid-state lighting (SSL) industry and honor enabling technologies and elegance-of-design in finished lighting products in the industry. The awards are held in conjunction with Strategies in Light, The LED Show, and Lightspace California in Long Beach, California, aboard the RMS Queen Mary.

“Launching the OPTOTRONIC Programmable Emergency LED Driver this past year has been a source of pride because it is the market’s first programmable single-driver solution for emergency SSL fixtures,” said Tom Shottes, Head of OSRAM Digital Systems, Americas Region. “We are thrilled to receive the Sapphire Award for the driver, which addresses key challenges experienced by OEMs. This product eliminates the need to have a separate dedicated emergency driver and LED driver along with numerous wiring connections, simplifying what is often a very complex manufacturing process.”

The OPTOTRONIC® Programmable Emergency LED Driver offers the ability to program and customize the light output in both normal and emergency operations. A separate snap-on battery pack with harness, available in linear and compact options, powers emergency lighting in the event of an outage and provides up to 18W in back-up mode. The complete solution reduces the number of components required per emergency luminaire, substantially simplifies in-fixture wiring, and enables OEMs to better tailor their fixtures to application requirements while reducing the number of SKUs they must inventory.

“We’ve often written that the driver in an LED lighting product is as important to good light quality as the LEDs or any other subsystem,” said Maury Wright, Editor-in-Chief of LEDs Magazine. “The OPTOTRONIC Emergency Driver delivers features for reliable light quality and earned Sapphire by adding valuable functionality including programmability and the ability to use the main luminaires for emergency lighting.”

In total, 88 companies working across the LED and solid-state lighting sectors nominated more than 100 products to be considered for the Sapphire Awards. Sapphire Awards judges ultimately considered products across 20 technology categories that covered the spectrum of lighting applications. During the Gala, the best of the best took home the Sapphire trophies after the late-night celebration. Learn more about the awards at www.ledsmagazine.com/sapphireawards.

The OPTOTRONIC® family of LED power supplies features a complete portfolio of constant current, constant voltage, and multiple output power supplies in a variety of standard and custom electrical configurations and form factors to suit a wide variety of application and system requirements. The OPTOTRONIC Programmable Emergency LED Driver is available to specify in the Americas Region, and more information can be found at www.osram.us/EMDrivers.

Press Contacts

Press Contacts

Ellen Slingsby Miller
Phone: 978-570-3755
Email: e.miller@osram.com

Danielle Blanchette
Marketing Manager
LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards
Phone: 603-891-9204
Email: danielleb@pennwell.com

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OSRAM, based in Munich, is a leading global high-tech company with a history dating back more than 110 years. Primarily focused on semiconductor-based technologies, our products are used in highly diverse applications ranging from virtual reality to autonomous driving and from smart phones to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. OSRAM uses the endless possibilities of light to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities. OSRAM’s innovations enable people all over the world not only to see better, but also to communicate, travel, work and live better. OSRAM has approximately 26,400 employees worldwide as of end of fiscal 2017 (September 30) and generated revenue of more than €4.1 billion. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED400; trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at www.osram.com.


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