The lighting company presents several highlights at the Osram World of Light in Munich
“How will you live in the future?” – under this motto Osram will present its latest future technologies at the Light + Building 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, from March 18-23. Just under two weeks before the trade fair opens its doors, Osram isproviding a foretaste of some of the highlights that visitors will be able to see. The main focus is on innovations from the areas of horticulture, street lighting, building management, indoor tracking and automotive lighting.
High-rise lettuce: Horticulture Growlight
Providing consumers with freshly harvested foodstuffs is a real challenge in view of the growing population and continuing urbanization. Vertical farming is a possible solution to this problem. The term refers to the cultivation of plants and vegetables in indoor spaces such as high-rise buildings, cellars and warehouses avoiding the need for perishable goods to be sent on long journeys to the consumer. Artificial light plays a vital role in
indoor farming. With the Horticulture Growlight, Osram is presenting an LED-based solution for targeted plant lighting. The Growlight was developed within the “LED Light for you” network in collaboration with several partners. Osram has contributed its expertise in the form of a range of Oslon SSL LEDs in several aligned light colors. The ability of these LEDs to resist temperature and humidity, plus their special beam angle, makes them ideal for stimulating plant growth. The use of special light colors not only accelerates and controls growth, it also influences the taste of the produce. Depending on the light color chosen, the same basil plant can have a sweeter or sharper flavor.
Street lighting helps locate parking spaces: Streetlight 11
On average, German car drivers spend more than 40 hours a year looking for a place to park – only one of the reasons why intelligent traffic management and parking space management will grow in importance in the future. To prevent drivers wasting this enormous amount of time – equivalent to an entire working week – Osram has
developed its Streetlight 11 family of luminaires. By means of optionally integrated camera and data transmission modules, it is able to detect free parking spaces and communicate this information to drivers. In combination with its video analysis software, the camera module is also capable of a whole lot more. As well as keeping track of
parking spaces, it can monitor traffic density and detect traffic jams, accidents and vehicles traveling on the wrong side of the road. It turns the city’s lighting infrastructure into a network that helps control and secure traffic. The Streetlight 11 from Osram is a future-oriented, technology platform for a wide range of smart city scenarios. The luminaire is available as an already customized smart city solution or as street luminaire
with free module slots that can be upgraded. Its modular concept permits integration of control and monitoring systems, including radio (RF). Thanks to an optional mechanical interface, it’s also simple to add sensors or camera systems in the field.
Intelligent office lighting: HubSense
According to a study conducted by the German Economic Institute in Cologne, 45 percent of employees in cities such as Munich and Düsseldorf are now working in offices – and the trend is continuing. This makes it all the more important to ensure that people in office rooms are able to spend their working day in as comfortable an atmosphere as possible. One aspect of this is providing them with light that is adapted to the time, place and type of activity. Most existing office buildings, however, are still equipped with inefficient lighting. With HubSense – an intelligent, hybrid and modular light management system that individually adapts to the various conditions in office buildings and helps operators cut energy costs – Osram has the ideal answer for scenarios such as these. Thanks to wireless communication, older buildings can be equipped with the latest form of lighting control without any changes to the existing infrastructure. This approach means buildings are readied for an intelligent building
infrastructure that can be extended in accordance with requirements. Osram’s HubSense also ensures simple and intuitive commissioning and cuts installation costs to an absolute minimum. The system detects luminaire failures within the building and reports their precise location via an app. The application is supported by the specially developed Dexal (Digital Exchange for Advanced Lighting) LED driver that makes it easier for manufacturers to construct intelligent luminaires. The Dexal technology allows simple connection of a wide range of sensors and permits data exchange between the luminaire components. This data can be used as the basis for remote or predictive
maintenance. With HubSense and the Dexal driver, Osram is responding to the trend toward digitalization and utilizing the existing lighting infrastructure for new and intelligent applications.