Osram and LSG develop LED fixtures for Raleigh

Aug. 29, 2007
Osram Opto Semiconductors and Lighting Science Group are collaborating on LED fixtures for City of Raleigh lighting project.
LED maker Osram Opto Semiconductors and LED lighting manufacturer Lighting Science Group (LSG) are working together to develop low bay fixtures for a "special lighting project" for the City of Raleigh, North Carolina.

LSG's low bay fixtures, each containing 112 Osram Golden Dragon LEDs, will replace 12 metal halide lamps that are currently being used to illuminate the pedestrian tunnel that runs from the Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex to the municipal parking garage behind the complex.

The project is clearly part of the "LED City" program initiated by Raleigh in February 2007, although the Osram/LSG press release doesn't mention this, presumably since LED City is primarily associated with rival LED maker Cree (see Raleigh and Cree build LED City to evaluate LED lighting).

LSG has previously developed fixtures for Raleigh using Cree LEDs – see Lighting Science supplies LED lights to City of Raleigh.

"Osram is pleased to be involved in the lighting project for the City of Raleigh, and to be part of another successful collaboration with Lighting Science Group," said Tom Shottes, president and CEO, Osram Opto Semiconductors Inc.

Previously, the two companies have collaborated to develop replacement LED lamps – see LSG and Osram Opto develop LED-based MR-16 and R-30 lamps.

Shottes continued, "With Lighting Science's fixtures, we are able to extend the use of Osram's advanced LED technology in its Golden Dragon product into the industrial and commercial lighting markets."

"The collaboration between Osram and Lighting Science is a timely response to escalating concerns over rising energy costs and environmental quality," said Ron Lusk, Lighting Science Group's chairman and CEO. "This lighting project with Osram Opto Semiconductors enables us to bring energy-efficient lighting to the City of Raleigh, North Carolina, and hopefully expand market adoption of LED lighting to other cities around the world."

The City of Raleigh is at the forefront of LED adoption into lighting applications which include garage and parking lot lights, tunnel lighting, streetlights, architectural and accent lighting, portable lighting and pedestrian walkway lighting. The City expects to complete this LED lighting project by fall of 2007.