OSRAM will introduce the PAR 56 lamps in the OSRAM aluPAR™ family, transforming its former heavyweight family of PAR lamps into a new industry standard of lightweight lamp champions. The new lamps are 66% lighter and up to 10 brighter than conventional stage and show lighting PAR halogen lamps.

The replacement of a glass reflector with an aluminum reflector lightens these compact performers, thereby reducing storage and transportation costs and enhancing lighting performance over conventional lighting. The new 300W lamp design is also fully compatible with current market standards.

“Whether it’s for a rock concert, ballet, or Broadway play, lighting designers depend on lamps that can deliver the right effects and reliability,” said Howie Ames, OSRAM entertainment business unit manager. “The new OSRAM aluPAR offers much easier handling and even higher brightness more efficiently for these applications.”

The new lamp concept involves a modular design. The lightweight parabolic aluminium reflector and the front plate are mechanically linked. Higher brightness is caused by the halogen bulb and its compact filament being matched to the high-precision contour of the reflector.

The lamp also contains a patented dual-fuse system that prevents non-passive failures in accordance with DIN IEC 60432-2, providing an increased level of safety. The lamps are available with different voltages and beam angles. OSRAM aluPAR lamps recently received the “Environmental Impact” award at the PLASA 2005 trade show in London. Due to their environmentally friendly modular design concept, the lamps can be separated from their aluminium reflectors and front glass lens at the end of their life, which makes for more environmentally-friendly waste disposal.

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