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20 June 2008


Osram Opto partners on Shenzhen LED street lamp project

Osram Opto Semiconductors Asia Ltd (a Hong Kong-based subsidiary of LED-maker Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Regensburg, Germany) has formed a partnership with China’s Shenzhen SED Industry Co Ltd to launch an LED street lamp project in mainland China. Lamps will be installed initially on a road in Shenzhen High-Tech Industrial Park.

Shenzhen SED (a subsidiary of state-owned China Electronics Corp) is a manufacturer involved in the design, development, production and sales of LED street and tunnel lighting fixtures. Their LED street lamps and tunnel lamps all use Osram’s Golden Dragon with lens LEDs. Emitting maximum light from the smallest possible source, Osram Opto says that its Golden Dragon with lens LEDs offer high brightness over a full-color spectrum, consume 80% less electricity, and can last for up to 50,000 hours (versus 1000–2000 hours for incandescent lamps).

“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,” says Osram Opto Semiconductors Asia’s CEO Dr Alfred Felder. “Our collaboration with Shenzhen SED validates our efforts in this area.”

The 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, says Osram. In particular, China’s Ministry of Science and Technology is pushing to replace traditional incandescent lighting with more energy-efficient LED alternatives and has set an objective of achieving energy savings of RMB260bn ($37.8bn) by the year of 2015.

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