Osram lights up the Aidastella cruise ship

March 18, 2013
Date Announced: 18 Mar 2013 Osram is illuminating the tenth cruise ship of the Aida Fleet with 9,000 lamps and more than 1 km of LED "strips". The "swimming city" has a total length of 253.33 metres and a width of 32.20 metres, and offers space for around 2,500 passengers. "Cruise ships with their complex range of demands are in reality lighthouses for lighting applications," commented Martin Nüboldt, the manager responsible for the project at Osram. "As one of the leading suppliers of ship lighting, we are happy to equip parts of the Aidastella." The ship was inaugurated with the name of Aidastella in Warnemünde, Germany on 16 March 2013. In order that the star (Stella in Latin) can attain its full brilliance, diverse areas were equipped with specifically suitable light: 9,000 Osram halogen Eco lamps and 1,200 metres of flexible LED modules ensure both white and coloured light and also impress with a longer service life, the LED modules with 50,000 hours having an up to 50 times higher operating duration than standard incandescent lamps for example. Whether for passenger cabins, bar areas or hallways, the light emphasises the atmosphere and also helps to make guests feel at home.Cruise ships in terms of lighting are highly demanding, as they always need to operate with a close eye on energy consumption and must bring together various types of lighting applications in restricted spaces, for example hotel services, catering, retail and living areas. Because power is generated on board, a focus is always placed on energy efficiency.Osram supplies differing lighting solutions for applications ranging from lounges to football arenas, and with a consistent emphasis on sustainability. In the past business year, the company generated more than 70% of its turnover with energy-efficient products and solutions.ABOUT OSRAMOSRAM of Munich, Germany is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. The company's portfolio covers the entire value chain from components – including lamps, opto semiconductors like light-emitting diodes (LED) – to electronic control gears as well as complete luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions. OSRAM has around 39,000 employees worldwide and generated revenue of 5.4 billion Euros in fiscal year 2012 (ended September 30, 2012). More than 70 percent of its revenue comes from energy-efficient products. The company's business activities have been focusing on light – and hence on quality of life – for over 100 years. Additional information can be found in the internet at www.osram.com.

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