The World's Only
Flashlight Industry News Site

OSRAM Introduces
New Lighting Solutions for Motorcyclists

Available as H4 and H7 lamps - their distinctive marks are a silver cap and the blue-coated bulb

OSRAM GmbH Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 10/7/2009


Click photos to enlarge

OSRAM's Night Racer

OSRAM's Night Racer for more light on the road, conveniently packed in the new helmet box.
(Source: OSRAM)

REGENSBURG, Germany - Seeing and being seen: the life assurance for motorcycle fans. With its OSRAM Night Racer and OSRAM X-Racer, the high performance lamps in its new motorcycle lamp line, OSRAM has opened up a new dimension for powerful lighting on two wheels. OSRAM's Night Racer puts more light on the road and a longer beam than conventional lamps so obstacles on the road can be spotted sooner. X-Racer combines design and function - its bluish-white light gives it an impressive xenon look and picks up contrasts better than standard halogen lamps.

Good lighting is crucial for motorcyclists. Potholes and even the slightest obstacles on the road can be dangerous for bikers. In daylight and at a reasonable speed they can look far enough ahead to spot fallen branches, discarded tyres, roadkill or pedestrians. But at night they rely on their headlights to reach their destination safely. OSRAM now offers two new motorcycle lamps to provide extra safety for bikers.

More light on the road

OSRAM's Night Racer is a new high-performance lamp for motorcycles, whose particularly compact filament produces up to 90% more light on the road and creates with up to 35 metres a longer beam than standard lamps. With OSRAM's Night Racer obstacles can therefore be clearly identified at distance. Even when travelling at high speeds riders have more time to respond. The patented blue ring coating reduces glare, such as in fog. Plus it helps to focus the beam better on the roadway. The lamp's light is up to 10% whiter and more natural so it reduces eyestrain.

Xenon look plus safety

OSRAM's X-Racer makes a brilliant impression. Its 4,000 Kelvin colour temperature and blue coating of the entire lamp produce a bluish-white light akin to daylight and similar to a Xenon lamp. Besides its unusual looks, OSRAM's X-Racer also provides greater safety on the road. Its different coloured light is particularly noticeable. It means other motorists can identify motorcyclists quickly, thereby reducing the risk of accidents. For design-conscious bikers, who consider additional safety very important, OSRAM's X-Racer is the best choice.

Cool packs

In order to emphasise its affinity with bikes, OSRAM motorcycle lamps are sold in a compact box in the shape of a biker's helmet, which makes a perfect spare lamp container. In countries that require not only lights on in daylight but also a spare lamp to be carried, it is the ideal accessory. Not only the box's helmet shape, but co-branding it with Schuberth, one of the leading helmet producers, shows clearly that OSRAM's Night Racer and X-Racer are tailored to the needs of motorcyclists. They are being launched in convenient double blister packs. These contain two lamps and a box for a spare. It means the headlight lamp can be replaced and the correct spare stowed ready for use at all times.

OSRAM's Night Racer and X-Racer are approved for use on public roads throughout Europe. They are available as H4 and H7 lamps. Their distinctive marks are a silver cap and the blue-coated bulb - a real eye-catcher in any motorcycle headlight.

ABOUT OSRAM

OSRAM is part of Siemens' Industry sector and is one of the world's two leading lighting manufacturers. In FY 2008 (to 30 September 2008) it generated business worth €4.6 billion, of which 88% was in other countries. OSRAM is a high-tech business in the lighting industry - over 65% of its business is in energy-efficient products today. This globally oriented company employs over 43,500 people worldwide, supplies customers in around 150 countries and manufactures at 46 production facilities in 17 countries.

For more information, visit the company's web site at: osram.com.

Search for other press releases from OSRAM



Current FlashlightNews Headlines
Translate