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Mole Richardson and OSRAM SYLVANIA Introduce First Film-Friendly LED Solution
Entertainment Industry Leaders Team Up to Create Set-Lighting Breakthrough

Hollywood, Calif., (November 30, 2009) – Mole Richardson and OSRAM officially launched MoleLED™, the first true film-friendly LED solution at LDI earlier this month. MoleLED unites a sophisticatedly designed fixture by Mole Richardson with advanced remote phosphor LED technology from OSRAM. With over 180 years of combined experience and expertise, these two companies are proud to introduce the next evolution in set lighting which opens the door to endless LED possibilities for cinematographers and lighting professionals worldwide.

“Never before has a LED been available to the entertainment industry that is true film-friendly,” said Mike Parker for Mole Richardson. “Unlike existing LED fixtures, the MoleLED blends these multiple sources into one, soft, single light source. This single source approach renders the light more attractive to the talent and more familiar to the technicians.”

Fixture Engineering
Touting 3200°K and 5600°K true film-friendly color, MoleLED fixtures can easily replace standard light source fixtures. In fact, the 50W MoleLED fixture is an alternative for fluorescent solutions up to 200W. As a result of the LED technology, the fixture has an over 25,000 hour rated-life and will operate on everything from a 12-Volt car battery, 14.4V Anton Bauer or IDX V-mount battery, to a 24V camera battery. MoleLED was designed for local and remote dimming with a built-in DMX 512 and without color temperature shifting.

Built rugged, with low-profile and mobile features, the MoleLED fixture is ideally suited for all set-lighting needs. With multiple rigging points and mounting options, Mole Richardson offers a wide range of standard accessories for the MoleLED fixtures, such as barn doors, louvers and gel frames.

LED Technology
The new MoleLED™ is powered by modules from the OSRAM KREIOS® LED family. A fixture consists of 12 OSRAM KREIOS® LED metal core circuit boards. The 12 boards individually contain 20 high-output blue LEDs each topped with a remote phosphor dome, for a total of 240 individual sources. The phosphor domes are an OSRAM proprietary design, which are blue light activated to produce light in two exact color temperatures, Tungsten and Daylight.

This is the first introduction of the OSRAM KREIOS T and KREIOS D “remote phosphor technology” for soft lighting. Remote phosphor technology offers a single semiconductor system leading to consistent temperature behavior and allows the module to achieve a greater than 90 CRI with ease.

Spectral characteristics are simple to adjust with remote phosphors. Additionally, the technology ensures light and color output stability over time. KREIOS offers color-changing capabilities with high luminous efficacy.

“Remote phosphor technology allows the MoleLED fixture to provide Tungsten and Daylight white light that parallels both the spectral sensitivity curves of film and the visible spectrum, or what the eye sees,” said Leslie Trudeau, OSRAM SYLVANIA NAFTA business unit manager for entertainment. “This is one of the many benefits over LED mixing.”

Test Success
With the help of Kodak, Panavision, Technicolor, and Shelly Johnson ASC, multiple film tests were shot with the MoleLED in order to verify the color viewed on set would translate to the color viewed in film dailies. This attention to detail and strict testing has proven the MoleLED will mix seamlessly with any existing Tungsten Halogen light source, natural daylight, or any daylight balanced light source.

About Mole Richardson:
Mole Richardson, located in Hollywood, CA, is a household name in film and television lighting, interpreting technology and designing solutions for cinematographers and lighting professionals worldwide for over 80 years.

About OSRAM:
The OSRAM Display/Optic group is under the Specialty Lighting business unit with global headquarters at OSRAM GmbH in Berlin, Germany. This global operating unit employs 1,300 people worldwide and manufactures over 600 different halogen, discharge and fluorescent lamps along with LEDs around the world. It produces innovative products to fulfill the needs of very diverse, ever changing, fast moving markets to include visualization and imaging, entertainment, semiconductor, industrial and medical.

Throughout the world, Display/Optic markets its products under the OSRAM brand name. OSRAM Display/Optic in North American NAFTA region is part of OSRAM SYLVANIA and is headquartered in Exeter, New Hampshire. For further information, please refer to our Web site at

OSRAM SYLVANIA is a leader in lighting solutions and specialty products that feature innovative design and energy saving technology. The company sells products for homes, businesses and vehicles primarily under the SYLVANIA brand name, but also under the OSRAM brand. Headquartered in Danvers, Mass., OSRAM SYLVANIA is the North American operation of OSRAM GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG.

MoleLED is a trademark of Mole Richardson Co.
KREIOS is a registered trademark of OSRAM GmbH.