Osram is now offering ”smart“ lighting for Christmas trees. The Lightify light chain enables the festive trees to radiate in around 16 million different colours, controlled by a smartphone app. Thanks to modern LED technology, Christmas budgets are also better – the German Energy Agency calculates that upgrading a single Christmas tree from standard incandescent lamps to light emitting diodes during the Christmas season saves more than 30 euros in electricity costs.
The controllable light chains are a component in the Lightify lighting system that enables users to exploit the wide-ranging options provided by light. Once installed, brightness and colour tones can be modified with the smartphone app to achieve a discreet Christmas atmosphere or else attractive, festive gold tones. After Christmas, the chains can then be used in the garden, either for winter barbecues or in the form of ”Garden Spots“ during summer evenings to bathe paths and flower beds in coloured light.
The controllable light chains have been made possible with LED technology, enabling not only almost unlimited colour variations but also significant savings in power costs – one LED light chain consumes up to 97% less power than its incandescent lamp equivalent. The German Energy Agency (dena) has calculated that more than 30 euros in electricity costs are saved by upgrading just a single tree.