OSRAM Opto Semiconductors introduces first OLED light source-Orbeos

The Orbeos panel combines energy savings, quality light and design

Regensburg, Germany (November 30, 2009) — OSRAM Opto Semiconductors announced that it is introducing to the market its first OLED light source for premium functional lighting – the light, thin, non-glare, warm white Orbeos. The new energy-efficient surface-emitting panel is especially suited to premium applications in architecture, hotels and catering, offices, private homes and shops.

The Orbeos OLED panel has a round lamp surface of 80mm diameter, an ultra-thin design at only 2.1mm thick and weighs 24g. These limited dimensions ensure a variety of flexible, application options. With an efficiency of 25lm/W, the panel exceeds that of conventional halogen lamps. Its warm white color temperature (2,800K, CRI up to 80) matches the warm light of an incandescent lamp and is suited to lighting that is atmospheric and functional at the same time. OLEDs give off a pleasant, non- glare light and are especially well-suited for use in homes, museums, restaurants and hotels.

New design possibilities for architects and lighting planners

OLEDs open up totally new design possibilities for architects, lighting planners and designers as it is now possible to create illuminated areas with them such as lit ceiling or illuminated partitions.

“Our Orbeos adds to the wide range of lighting in the premium segment. Not only do its technical features have an effect here, but it creates a completely different appearance,” says Markus Klein, senior director SSL at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. “Orbeos delivers a combination of energy savings and aesthetics.”

The Orbeos OLED panel is the first OLED product developed by OSRAM available on the market today. In 2008, the “Early Future” table lamp by renowned lighting designer Ingo Maurer became the first commercially available light fixture featuring OLED tiles from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, which demonstrated how OLEDs can be used in functional lighting.

Long-lasting panel lighting

Orbeos can be switched on and off without delay and is continuously dimmable. Unlike traditional LEDs, its heat management is simple. The panel contains no mercury and emits no UV or infrared radiation. Its brightness level is typically 1,000cd/m² with power input of less than one watt. In ideal operating conditions it has a lifespan of around 5,000 hours. Orbeos is available with a frosted glass surface. The panels can be easily mounted using spring contacts.

The rapid advance of OLEDs in general lighting has succeeded largely as a result of the technical principles of the ‘Organic Phosphorescent Lamps for Applications in the Lighting Market’ project (OPAL), which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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New design options come true: Orbeos introduces OLED technology to general lighting.

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ABOUT OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS

OSRAM is part of the Industry sector of Siemens and one of the two leading lighting manufacturers in the world. Its subsidiary, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH in Regensburg (Germany), offers its customers solutions based on semiconductor technology for lighting, sensor and visualization applications. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has production sites in Regensburg (Germany) and Penang (Malaysia). Its headquarters for North America is in Sunnyvale (USA), and for Asia in Hong Kong. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors also has sales offices throughout the world. In the 2008 fiscal year (to the end of September) OSRAM Opto Semiconductors employed more than 4600 people and achieved sales totaling 529 million euros. For more information go to www.osram-os.com.

PRESS CONTACT:

Kate Cleveland

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

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kate.cleveland@osram-os.com