OSRAM Opto Semi Announces LED Street Lamp Project In Mainland China

June 25, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Asia Ltd. announced the formation of a new partnership with Shenzhen SED Industry Co., Ltd. to launch an LED street lamp project in Mainland China. The project will make use of OSRAM’s Golden DRAGON® with lens high performance LEDs – which the company describes as a landmark product in the evolution of street lighting. The lamps will be firstly installed at one of the roads in Shenzhen High-Tech Industrial Park.

Shenzhen SED, a subsidiary of the state-owned China Electronics Corp., is a key manufacturer involved in the design, development, production and sales of LED street and tunnel lighting fixtures. Their LED street lamps and tunnel lamps are all equipped with OSRAM’s Golden DRAGON with lens.

Dr Alfred Felder, CEO of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Asia, said, "We consider this project with Shenzhen SED to be an exciting milestone towards making more cost- and energy-effective lighting a reality in Mainland China. Our collaboration with Shenzhen SED validates our efforts in this area."

The street lamp project is expected to pave the way for more LED street lighting partnerships across the Asia Pacific region, where awareness of the energy-saving benefits of LED lighting is growing. The companies claim that mainland China is especially committed to energy-saving lighting solutions. In China, the Ministry of Science and Technology is pushing to replace traditional incandescence lighting with more energy-efficient LED alternatives and has set an objective of achieving RMB260 billion in energy savings by the year of 2015.

The LED street lamps for the project with Shenzhen SED will make use of Golden DRAGON with lens LEDs, part of OSRAM’s Dragon family of LED lights. Emitting maximum light from the smallest possible source, these LEDs are said to offer excellent brightness over a full-color spectrum, consume 80% less electricity and can last for up to 50,000 hours (vs. 1,000-2,000 hours for incandescence lamps).

All Golden DRAGON with lens LEDs are lead-free and fully compliant with the European Union’s RoHS directive.