|Frosty the snowman|
To create the scary effect, Walt Disney Entertainment’s technical director, Larry Sonn, applied Sylvania's new Osram Dragonchain LED modules containing Golden Dragon LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors.
|Eye of the yeti|
"This product combination is incredibly bright and very easy to mount in our back-lit eye light-boxes," said Sonn.
The design goal also called for eyes that could dim, flash, and be clearly visible from 300 yards away. And, Disney Entertainment had limited room to mount a light source for the monster’s eyes, which needed to stand out against the menacing backdrop.
|Inside the eye|
"LEDs and LED system solutions are having a huge impact in the lighting world right now, particularly in situations that call for difficult configurations," said Michael Neary, senior applications engineer for LED systems at Osram Sylvania.
"The combination of small size components, and the versatility of extremely durable system shapes, has opened up illumination applications that make it possible to bring the Yeti to life. This would have been impossible in the past." The eyes have it! Peering over the snowy summit, the mythological Yeti was brought to life by Osram Golden Dragon™ LED system solutions that dim, flash, and stand out from 300 yards away. One of the Yeti’s 30-inch eyes, back-lit by six Osram Dragonchain LED modules and covered with a red plastic lens. Interior of an eye showing the Dragonchain LED modules featuring 36 Osram white Golden Dragon LEDs.