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Osram celebrates 110th birthday at almost 3,000 meters above sea level

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Dec 14 2016

High-performance sport meets high-performance lighting: Osram crowned the celebrations commemorating the 110th brand anniversary with a spectacular event at the top of the Zugspitze, attended by some of Germany’s best ice hockey players. Eight members of Germany’s championship winning team, EHC Red Bull Munich, played an evening ice-hockey game against a stunning alpine backdrop, with the help of high-tech lighting provided by Osram.

The rink and its surrounding area were illuminated by floodlights and effect lighting from Osram, turning the event into an impressive peak-top spectacle. With the game taking place in the background, the Munich lighting company unveiled its latest world first to a broader public. In 2017, the company will be introducing LED lighting integrated into fabrics. Compared with passive elements such as reflectors and signal colors, active lighting considerably improves the visibility and conspicuousness of safety clothing and sportswear. In the ice hockey game on the Zugspitze, at an altitude of just under 3,000 meters, this technology was exposed to extreme conditions. The modern LEDs from Osram, integrated into the clothing, helmets and puck, showed how they can cope with tough sports and freezing temperatures.

During the course of its birthday festivities, Osram has already completed two spectacular lighting projects – the commemorative video projection at the German Patent Office in Berlin and the illumination of the facade of the Westin Excelsior Hotel in Rome, also celebrating its 110th birthday in 2016. The company has now brought its gala activities to a worthy conclusion by turning the spotlight on this high-vis ice hockey game featuring stars from the EHC Red Bull Munich club. Osram has been the lighting partner of the German ice hockey champion since 2014.

About OSRAM

OSRAM with headquarters in Munich, Germany is a globally leading lighting manufacturer with a company history of around 100 years. The product spectrum contains high-tech applications based on semiconductor technologies such as infrared and laser. Products are used in a wide variety of applications ranging from virtual reality, autonomous driving and mobile phones to networked, intelligent lighting solutions in buildings and cities. The company is global technology and market leader in the automotive lighting technology sector. OSRAM had approximately 24,600 employees around the world in continued business sectors (without Ledvance) with turnover of 3.8 billion euros to the end of the 2016 fiscal year (30 September). The company is listed on the Frankfurt am Main and Munich stock exchanges under WKN: LED 400 (stock exchange symbol: OSR). For further information, see www.osram.com.

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