During April, visitors were able to admire a very special lighting attraction at the Hauptwache in Frankfurt on Main. The OVO art installation, which was set up with the support of Osram, was illuminated during the international light exhibition, the Light+Building, with the very latest developments in LED technology and a dynamic lighting system in an array of different colors.
The realisation of OVO was initiated by Osram and its subsidiary Traxon Technologies. The work of art was created by the designer group ACT Lighting Design and the sculpting artists Odeaubois. The lighting installation is an analogy for the deeper connection between aesthetics and sustainability. The spectacular lighting effects are created by a continuous output of merely 700 watt. In comparison: a simple electric kettle uses up almost three times as much electricity.
The lighting market is going through a period of technological change, with semiconductor-based technologies such as LEDs and OLEDs presenting customers with new possibilities in terms of efficiency, quality of light and flexibility. LED-based products now account for around 25% of Osram’s total sales. The company covers the entire LED value added chain, from components to light management solutions. And with around 8 000 LED patents it has a considerable influence on the further development of LED technologies.
As a “pure light player”, the company is a strong global brand, and as a leading innovator in all application and technology sectors it is shaping the digital future of the lighting industry.