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19 July 2006


Osram teams-up with LSG for new LED-based lamps

Osram Opto Semiconductors, a manufacturer of LED technology, and the Lighting Science Group Corporation (LSG), a designer and marketer of LED lighting solutions, announced that Osram’s OSTAR lighting product will be used for LSG's new LED-based MR-16 lamp and the R-30 lamp for industrial, commercial and consumer applications. The new lamps offer an alternative to the current MR-16, or metalized reflector halogen lamp.

"This is an exciting time to be entering into a working relationship with an innovative leader like Lighting Science Group. We see this relationship as the beginning of many successful collaborations where we can join in leveraging our core competencies," Tom Shottes, president and CEO, Osram Opto Semiconductors Inc, said. "This collaboration with LSG immediately extends the use of Osram's advanced LED technology and components from the automotive sector into the industrial, commercial, and consumer down lighting markets."

"This coordination with Osram Opto Semiconductors enables us to design and bring to market new, state-of-the-art lamps with superior performance for the general illumination market," said Ron Lusk, LSG's chairman and CEO. "Osram's industry leading package density and performance is an excellent match for our solid state light bulb and fixture designs. We're so pleased with our initial testing that we are already looking at expanding the use of Osram OSTAR to some of our other high output, energy efficient product lines. This synergy with Osram is sure to open new doors that will benefit our customers as well as expand the market adoption of LED lighting," he added.

Osram will provide its recently introduced OSTAR six-chip series LED containing its ThinGaN technology for LSG to incorporate with its Optimized Digital Lighting (ODL) technology. LSG’s MR-16 lamp will contain a single OSTAR six-series chip design with lens, and the R-30 lamp will contain three OSTAR six-series chip designs with lens. At 420 lumens and an operating current of 700 milliamps (mA), a single OSTAR with lens is brighter than a 20-watt (W), low-voltage halogen lamp, say Osram. According to Lag's current testing of the combined technologies, LSG’s MR-16 lamp will provide a lumen output maintained at 70% capacity over an estimated life of 50,000 hours.

Visit Osram: http://www.osram.com

Visit LSG: http://www.lsgc.com