OSRAM supports BMW M Motorsport at legendary race in France

Martin Tomczyk, a BMW racing driver

"This is the brightest light I've ever seen in a racecar."

Martin Tomczyk, BMW racing driver

BMW M Motorsport is counting on the support of OSRAM expertise when it takes to the starting grid of the legendary sports car race in France. As an official BMW M Motorsport partner, OSRAM has been providing biologically effective lighting for racing drivers and their teams since last year’s season. The special lighting is now planned to make the decisive difference on the coming race as well. The cars will also be racing into the night with innovative OSRAM technology in the headlights.

Biologically effective light to push the concentration

The legendary race in France pushes man and machine to the most extreme limits of endurance. Even the tiniest detail can be of vital importance – like using the right light. LED light glasses are used to help the drivers prepare for the races. The blue LED light prepares them for the battle ahead by stimulating the central nervous system. In addition to this, special luminaires are installed in the common rooms and the pit wall control center for the benefit of both the drivers and the engineers. They emit light with a high blue component, helping to heighten and maintain concentration levels even during the night session.

OSRAM celebrated the premiere of its biologically effective light in cooperation with BMW Motorsport in 2017 during the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. Its stimulating effect again brought the drivers and team safely through the night at this year's race in May.

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Multi-talent: The Oslon Black Flat S LED

OSRAM will also be making the night to day on the racetrack in the racing cars piloted by the BMW team MTEK: Each of the headlamps on the BMW M8 GTE, built by custom-design specialist GERG Lighthouse, use six Oslon Black Flat S LEDs from OSRAM in the three-chip version. The compact LEDs are particularly powerful. "This is the brightest light I've ever seen in a racecar," said Martin Tomczyk, a BMW racing driver.

OSRAM’s Ostar headlamp Pro, which was specifically developed for applications requiring intense brightness, was selected for use in the BMW M8 GTE’s auxiliary headlights. The LED’s seamless, white color effect is also extremely compelling.

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