Germany/China - OSRAM Opto Semiconductors ( http://www.osram-os.com ) and Tong Fang ( http://www.thtf.com.cn ) cooperate to illuminate the elegant dragon-shaped water fountains in Beijing’s Olympic Park with OSRAM Golden DRAGON LEDs.
Tong Fang installed its dragon-shaped water fountains, located along the northeast side of the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube in the Olympic Park, in July of this year. The fountains were outfitted with OSRAM Golden DRAGON with lens and enhanced Thinfilm LED components, providing the “Dragon” with its characteristic golden glow.
Tong Fang turned to OSRAM Opto Semiconductors for its leading-edge LED technology, but the partnership may have a deeper, if coincidental, Chinese connection as well: two dragons, OSRAM`s Golden DRAGON LED lamps and Tong Fang`s “dragon fountain”, working together to show strong support for Beijing’s Olympic Games.
Projects like the dragon-shaped fountains reflect the expanding opportunities customers find to create interesting and original LED solid-state lighting applications. More than 600 meters long, the “Dragon” is formed by thousands of tiny water jets arranged in a long, gentle curve cutting through the Olympic Park, comprising a river stretching two kilometers long. The dynamic jets launch water columns as high as six meters, creating a kind of rolling wave, like the body of a dragon as it glides through the air. At the base of each column, mounted 10cm underwater, a lamp containing 24 OSRAM Golden DRAGON LEDs radiates yellow light upwards to a height of 15 meters, illuminating the “dragon” for four to five hours every evening, turning an already impressive visual into a truly stunning sight to behold. Altogether 1,920 lamps containing 46,080 Golden DRAGON LEDs help bring the dragon fountain to life.