Products, Materials & Tools | Sep 15, 2016

Ledvance Introduces High Quality Glass Lamps as One-By-One Halogen Replacement

For the start of the lighting season, Ledvance, the former Osram Lamps business division, will be offering the largest Osram-brand LED lamp portfolio of all time. LED retrofits are becoming increasingly similar to their traditional models not only in terms of design, materials and dimensions but also with technical characteristics such as dimming behavior. As a consequence the LED spot portfolio and many other lamp shapes from Ledvance will now be available for the first time with casings and bulbs of real glass – the ideal alternative to classic halogen lamps. Around half the new products will be manufactured in Germany.

Right on time for the lighting season traditionally beginning in October, Ledvance will be offering a range of PAR16 and MR16 LED lamps among other products with casings made completely of glass, and most models are optionally dimmable. In many cases these products can simply replace those halogen lamps that are no longer per-mitted to be put into circulation in the EU from 1 September 2016. Thanks to glass cas-ings they look deceptively similar to their traditional role models. The LED spots with up to 575 lumens are manufactured in Germany. The professional version features a very good color rendering index (CRI/RA) above 90 and up to 40,000 hours rated service life.

Halogen reflector lamps with R63 and R80 type designations, often used for accent lighting, can now also be simply replaced with LED filament lamps with glass bulbs.

Ledvance is also converting production of many other LED retrofit lamps with screw bases to glass and will also be offering these to the trade sector in the fall: 19 further types will then be available in addition to the successful LED filament lamps – dimmable (replacing up to 60 watts) and non-dimmable (replacing 75 and 100 watts). Gold-tinted products in real glass with a vintage look are also being brought to market with the Globe and Edison shapes.

For the first time Ledvance is now also offering LED filament lamps with a glow-dim effect. Glow-dim means that by simply dimming, the color temperature of the light is modified as well as brightness – in undimmed state the lamp illuminates like a tradi-tional incandescent lamp in warm white (2,700 Kelvin) but when dimmed the lamp generates a cosy atmosphere with extra-warm white (2,000 Kelvin). This effect simulates traditional incandescent and halogen lamps where the wire was regulated from a white to a red glow – the light color then changed correspondingly. LEDs with different colors must be mixed to achieve this effect with LED lamps.

For more detailed information about the products see:

About Ledvance:

Ledvance GmbH is a fully-owned subsidiary of Osram GmbH and is one of the world's leading providers of lamps for professional users and retail customers. The product spectrum consists of both advanced LED lamps as well as traditional light sources, standardized luminaires and networked solutions. Ledvance is active in more than 120 countries with approximately 9,000 employees as of 1 July 2016. In the 2015 fiscal year the lamp division of general lighting amounted to around 40 percent of Osram turnover or approximately two billion euros. Additional information can be found on the internet at

About Osram:

Osram with headquarters in Munich, Germany is a globally leading light manufacturer with a company history span-ning more than 100 years. The portfolio ranges from high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology such as infrared and laser to networked, intelligent lighting solutions in buildings and cities. Osram employed around 33,000 people worldwide and achieved turnover of 5.6 billion euros at the end of fiscal year 2015 (to 30 September). The company is listed at the Frankfurt am Main and Munich stock exchanges under WKN: LED400 (stock exchange symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found on the internet at


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