Osram Makes Advance in Lighting Technology

By Chrissie Cluney April 11, 2017

Are you looking for the most advanced technology in lighting?

Osram, a leading global lighting and technology company, has a new product, Osram DEXAL (Data Exchange for Advanced Lighting). This new technology is a non-proprietary, intra-luminaire interface that enables power and bi-directional communication between the driver and the fixture-integrated component. This provides exact luminaire-specific data including diagnostics to light management systems.

DEXAL has been tested and is reported to be compatible with a growing list of industry leading light management systems. Luminaire OEMS can leverage DEXAL as a standard bi-directional communications interface. This can drastically reduce the number of component configurations they must support. Also an integrated power supply further simplifies manufacturing by reducing component count and the related costs.

“The smart building trend requires an innovative approach to technology and processes. Our goal is to enable our partners with forward-thinking technology solutions that help them become active participants in smart building applications, and also streamline manufacturing processes that can be costly and time consuming,” said Yavor Kolarov, product group marketing manager, Digital Systems Business Unit, Osram Americas region.  “DEXAL technology is a simplified way of creating smart, connected fixtures that are proven compatible with industry-leading light management systems, and that will support future data-driven applications that require exact, not estimated, luminaire data.”

Another feature is the Osram OPTOTRONIC programmable drivers with DEXAL technology. These are to provide a streamlined solution for individual fixtures to be a smart node on a networked light management system.

DEXAL enables luminaire manufacturers to supply specifiers with smart fixtures that offer two-way communication of fixture-level data without complicating the design and manufacturing process. It is designed to create a streamlined means of designing luminaires that are both smart and compatible with multiple light management systems, ultimately increasing productivity. Using one standard interface with an integrated power supply on every luminaire simplifies manufacturing requirements and reduces costs.

Edited by Ken Briodagh
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