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OSRAM BT Control System – Light management via Bluetooth
Easy commissioning with plug-and-play, convenient configuration, operation and control via smartphone with our free app: With versatile control solutions for DALI LED drivers, DALI ACU BT, DALI ECO BT and DALI ECO BT RTC, you can install professional light management as simply and conveniently as never before.
Learn more about the system and watch our new video.
Light management systems from OSRAM – LMS brochure has been updated
The latest update of the LMS brochure has now also been extended by the new DALI 2 PRO IoT lighting controller. In addition to system components – such as control units, stand-alone sensors, DALI sensors and couplers – the brochure concisely presents practice-oriented examples of how lighting control and sensor technology can be efficiently combined.
High efficiency and performance, as well as ease of maintenance, are key criteria for state-of-the-art street and outdoor lighting. PrevaLED BRICK HP IP G2, the latest generation of LED modules from OSRAM, covers an even larger spectrum of applications, meeting the high requirements in the outdoor area thanks to cutting-edge LED technology.
Thanks to a major update, our Lighting Designer online tool now supports a function much desired by our customers: calculations based on mixed module lengths.
Just enter the maximum length of your luminaire – and the system finds the most efficient lengths for your LED module combinations.
And: You can flexibly define the wiring type (serial or parallel) of the modules.
Light quiz – Deadly trap: How the orchid mantis tricks its prey?
They remain motionless and patient until their prey is reckless enough to venture into the reach of their powerful forearms. They are notorious because the females often eat the males shortly after mating, sometimes even during the act (keyword: protein source).
These insects, which we commonly know as praying mantises (or, in specialist language, as mantodea or mantids), come in many different shapes and colors. And they are usually perfectly camouflaged – for example, as a small branch or a wilted leaf. Besides perfect camouflage, at least one species also uses light to attract its prey: The orchid mantis.
Question: How does the orchid mantis use light attract its prey?
a) With the help of bioluminescence, it glows in the dark and thus also attracts insects at night.
b) It reflects more UV light than real orchids and therefore looks more attractive to insects.
c) By the smallest beat of its wings it creates a kind of stroboscopic light effect that magically attracts prey.