OSRAM Bi-Directional Interface Enables Streamlined Configuration of Smart Luminaires

Compatible with Multiple Light Management Systems


Wilmington, MA – OSRAM, a leading global lighting and technology company, today announced OSRAM DEXAL (Data Exchange for Advanced Lighting) -- a non-proprietary, intra-luminaire interface that enables power and bi-directional communication between the driver and the fixture-integrated component providing exact luminaire-specific data including diagnostics to light management systems. DEXAL has been tested and proven compatible with a growing list of industry-leading light management systems including Daintree Networks solutions from Current, powered by GE; Enlighted, Inc.; Magnum Energy Solutions; and OSRAM ENCELIUM. Luminaire OEMS can leverage DEXAL as a standard bi-directional communications interface and drastically reduce the number of component configurations they must support. Additionally, an integrated power supply further simplifies manufacturing by reducing component count and the related costs.

“The smart building trend requires an innovative approach to technology and processes. Our goal is to enable our partners with forward-thinking technology solutions that help them become active participants in smart building applications, and also streamline manufacturing processes that can be costly and time consuming,” said Yavor Kolarov, product group marketing manager, Digital Systems Business Unit, OSRAM Americas region. “DEXAL technology is a simplified way of creating smart, connected fixtures that are proven compatible with industry-leading light management systems, and that will support future data-driven applications that require exact, not estimated, luminaire data.”

OSRAM OPTOTRONIC® programmable drivers with DEXAL technology provide a streamlined solution for individual fixtures to be a smart node on a networked light management system. DEXAL enables luminaire manufacturers to supply specifiers with smart fixtures that offer two-way communication of fixture-level data without complicating the design and manufacturing process. DEXAL enables a streamlined means of designing luminaires that are both smart and compatible with multiple light management systems, thereby increasing productivity. Using one standard interface with an integrated power supply on every luminaire simplifies manufacturing requirements and reduces costs.

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OSRAM SYLVANIA is part of OSRAM Americas, a group of OSRAM companies located in North and South America. As a leader in lighting solutions and services specializing in innovative design and energy-saving technology, the company sells products under the brand names OSRAM, Traxon, ENCELIUM and SYLVANIA. The portfolio ranges from high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology, such as infrared or laser lighting, to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. The OSRAM SYLVANIA and OSRAM Americas regional headquarters is located in Wilmington, Massachusetts. For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


OSRAM, based in Munich, is a globally leading lighting manufacturer with a history dating back about 100 years. The product portfolio includes high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology such as infrared or laser lighting. The products are used in highly diverse applications ranging from virtual reality, autonomous driving or mobile phones to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. In automotive lighting, the company is the global market and technology leader. Based on continuing operations (excluding Ledvance), OSRAM had around 24,600 employees worldwide at the end of fiscal 2016 (September 30) and generated revenue of almost €3.8 billion in that fiscal year. 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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