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Osram to show technologies to improve quality of life at CES 2019

13 Dec 2018

Firm to reach into strategic markets beyond illumination with “Photonics for a Smarter Life” innovations in Las Vegas.

Global high-tech lighting company Osram has announced that it will be returning to the forthcoming Consumer Electronics Show 2019 (“CES”) to present its latest technologies that are designed for a range of applications including mobility; connectivity; safety and security; and well-being and health.

Osram’s latest offerings include what it describes as “technologies beyond visible illumination to enable self-driving vehicles, and advanced driver assistance systems, and biometric identification applications”.

In addition to automotive lighting technologies, Osram will showcase horticultural sensing and lighting solutions, as used by NASA researchers, and will demonstrate how the right light at the right time can improve our quality of life.

How will it do this? It says, through applications such as “Human Centric Lighting” (HCL) technology, which has been used by world-class athletes and racecar drivers. HCL applications will be demonstrated in Osram’s booth at CES with devices such as the Chronogy Human Centric eyewear and a dynamic HCL ceiling.

Wearables

Osram’s textile products, including backpacks and vests with embedded illumination to increase visibility for safety purposes, also will be demonstrated at CES; and the company will show building space optimization applications for facilities managers and employees via a mobile app.

Additionally, two of Osram’s Chronogy HCL chairs, which provide users with specific doses of light to achieve the desired human outcome, such as cool, bright light to increase levels of alertness, or amber light to help a person wind down at the end of the day, will be demonstrated.

Stefan Kampmann, CTO of Osram Licht, commented, “Our investments into research and development, as well as our M&A strategy, position us as offering innovative technologies in a range of markets and applications designed to help improve quality of life.”

Osram’s CES booth highlights

  • Iris Scan and Facial Recognition: With the introduction of two new infrared LEDs, Osram enables biometric applications such as iris scan, driver monitoring, as well as facial and gesture recognition in vehicles.
  • XLS Automotive Lighting: Osram has launched a standardized eXchangeable LED lightSource (XLS), which covers all automotive signal functions. Osram’s yellow LY5 and white LW5 light up Koito rear lamps being assembled into the new Toyota Corolla and Lexus ES models seen on the road today.
  • Illuminated Children’s Backpack: the company has teamed up with Scout to provide easy-to-manage LED lighting within children’s backpacks. The Scout Exclusive Safety Light uses an integrated rechargeable power bank with charge level indicator, which also can be used as a flashlight.
  • Osram also will showcase its expertise in LiDAR technology for autonomous driving with demonstrations from some of Osram’s key LiDAR partners, and will demonstrate a range of technologies in its interactive Mobility Table, which allows booth visitors to have a hands-on experience with Osram technologies including LiDAR; facial recognition, iris scan and biomonitoring applications.
  • Fluence Bioengineering of Austin, Texas, a recent Osram acquisition, also will be displaying its solutions in the Osram booth at CES. A leading horticulture lighting provider committed to creating powerful and energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial crop production and research applications, Fluence will demonstrate its new RAZR 4 and SPYDR 2 light systems for controlled-environment cultivation in vertical applications.

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