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OSRAM Recognized by Illuminating Engineering Society for Inclusion in 2017 Progress Report

OPTOTRONIC® Programmable Emergency Driver and DOT XLQ-8 RGBW identified as significant achievements in the lighting industry

09.18.2017 | Awards

WILMINGTON, MA – OSRAM, a leading global lighting and technology company, today announced that the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Progress Committee has selected OSRAM’s OPTOTRONIC Programmable Emergency Driver and Traxon’s DOT XLQ-8 RGBW for inclusion in the 2017 IES Progress Report. The Progress Committee’s mission is to recognize developments in the art and science of lighting throughout the world and prepare an annual report of achievements for its membership. Inclusion in the Progress Report is determined by an impartial judg-ing process to evaluate each submission on its content, innovation and significance to the lighting industry.

“At OSRAM, we are continuously working to develop innovative solutions that shape the fu-ture of light and ensure our customers receive the best and most advanced solutions,” said Grant Wright, CEO, OSRAM Americas. “For many years, OSRAM has been recognized by the IES for its technical advancements and we are honored that the IES Progress Commit-tee chose to recognize new innovations, again, in this year’s 2017 IES Report. The devel-opment of the OPTOTRONIC Programmable Emergency Driver and DOT XLQ-8 RGBW demonstrate Osram’s continued success in advancement and confirms our position at the forefront of the lighting industry.”

Developed by Traxon for OSRAM Lighting Solutions, the Dot XLQ-8 RGBW is a fully cus-tomizable, dynamic LED node solution for a wide range of lighting and media applications. The high brightness and intelligent four-colors-per-node RGBW media dot design supports Ethernet communications and Remote Device Management (RDM), making it ideal for even the most complex lighting scenarios. The Dot XLQ-8 RGBW allows the replay of stunning color effects, complex lighting patterns, video content, live streams and more. With precise color effects using more than 16.7 million colors, it sets itself apart from other LED nodes on the market.

The OPTOTRONIC Dual-Mode Programmable Emergency LED Driver is the market’s first programmable single-driver solution for emergency Solid State Lighting fixtures, which offers the ability to program and customize the light output in both normal and emergency operations. Emergency lighting luminaires typically require a dedicated emergency driver, a dedicated LED driver and numerous wiring connections. OSRAM’s new Emergency LED Driver combines the emergency and standard LED driver functionality into one solution, addressing key issues experienced by OEMs by reducing the number of components, assembly and importantly servicing in the field and connection points.

Each year, the IES committee considers hundreds of submissions for inclusion in the IES Progress Report, with its original publication dating back to 1911. With an ever-increasing number of submissions this past year, the Progress Committee was more critical in its re-view and acceptance than in past years.

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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 leading global lighting manufacturer with a history of more than 100 years. Its product portfolio includes high-tech solutions based on semiconductor technology, including infrared and laser lighting. The products are used in highly-diverse applications ranging from virtual reality, autonomous driving and mobile phones to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and in cities. In automotive lighting, the company is the global market and technology leader. Based on continuing operations In the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, OSRAM had nearly 25,000 employees worldwide and generated revenue of almost €3.8 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

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