Osram adds to its product portfolio of LED solutions for the airfield market on 21 Oct 2010. OSRAM is the first brand manufacturer to offer a robust and flexibly deployable solution for long-lasting and resource-saving airfield lighting of the next generations.
Ever increasing volumes in passengers and freight in global air traffic also raises safety requirements. Efficient and durable LED modules such as Zelion H increasingly gain acceptance in these areas as sustainable and future-proof lighting solutions.
OSRAM called on its years of experience in the field of airport lighting for the evaluation assessments during the development of Zelion H: the standard test programme included operation life tests at maximum temperatures, and ultra low temperature and Humid environment as well as power-temperature cycle tests. In addition to these tests, the Zelion LED modules were also able to prove in the FAA Sinus Test (AC 150/5345-46C) their ability to withstand the severe shocks and vibrations of everyday airport use.
Many applications with just one module, Zelion H covers a wide range of different airfield applications with a single flexibly deployable four LED modules. The availability of two reflector models (6° and 10°) expands the suitability of these LED modules to almost all kinds of airfield lighting. They can be integrated into existing lighting systems by all reputable OEMs and are available in white, red, blue and green light colours.
With a light intensity of 2000cd per Watt, which equals a 75 per cent energy reduction in comparison to a halogen solution (500 cd/W).
Additionally one 48W halogen lamp (24 kcd) can be replaced by only four LEDs with a total of 19W (38 kcd) which results in further saving potentials. Beside energy Harvest, but also has a significant contribution on the airport’s CO2. These systems make another contribution toward lower operating costs: Zelion H modules can be used continuously for up to three years. In terms of durability, this makes them far superior to other lamps, too, because the average service life of a halogen lamp runs to approx. 3000 hours, that of an LED solution to at least 25,000 hours. Imagine the busy airport does not allow the replacement of Failed halogen lamps, under an international airport runway, there might have thousands of such installation, that means that they will have to replace halogen lamp every week one of two!
OSRAM (Munich, Germany) is part of the Industry Sector of Siemens and one of the five leading lighting manufacturers in the world. Largest in Europe. World Ranking in terms or Revenue is 2nd in 2009 and 2010. They have manufacturing Plants in Penang.
Source: LEDs magazine