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Osram LED lighting lights up the Aidastella cruise ship


Osram is lighting the tenth cruise ship of the Aida Fleet with 9,000 halogen lamps and more than 1 km of LED "strips".The "swimming city" has a total length of 253.33 metres and a width of 32.20 metres, and offers space for around 2,500 passengers. "Cruise ships with their complex range of demands are in reality lighthouses for lighting applications," said Martin Nüboldt, the manager responsible for the project at Osram. "As one of the leading suppliers of ship lighting, we are happy to install parts of the Aidastella."


The ship had the name of Aidastella in Warnemünde, Germany on 16 March 2013. In order that the star (Stella in Latin) can achieve its full brilliance, diverse areas were equipped with specifically suitable light: 9,000 Osram halogen lamps and 1,200 metres of flexible LED modules ensure both white and coloured light and also impress with a longer service life, the LED modules with 50,000 hours having an up to 50 times higher operating duration than traditional fluorescent lamps for example. Whether for passenger cabins, bar areas or hallways, the light creates the atmosphere and also helps to make guests feel at home.


Cruise ships in terms of lighting are highly demanding, as they always need to operate with a close eye on energy consumption and must bring together various types of lighting applications in restricted spaces, for example hotel services, catering, retail and living areas. Because power is generated on board, a focus is always made on energy efficiency.


Osram supplies differing lighting solutions for applications ranging from lounges to football arenas, and with a consistent emphasis on sustainability. In the previous year, the company generated more than 70% of its turnover with energy-efficient products and solutions.

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