Osram Sylvania, Danvers, Mass., was honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles for its HMI metal halide lamp technology with a 2007 Primetime Emmy Engineering Award. On behalf of the company, Robert Crowell, national sales manager, accepted this highly regarded award in recognition of outstanding achievement in engineering development.
Designed in 1967 by Dr. Bernard Kühl and Mr. Alexander Dobrusskin, Osram HMI lamps offered a safe alternative to the dangerous but widely used carbon arc lights of the time. The technology has since gone on to become a mainstay in the television production industry. Osram HMI lamps are powerful, compact discharge light sources that replace the sun, bringing ideal exterior daylight conditions to indoor studios and make exterior locations look like high noon any time of the day or night. Their robust base design and tolerance to high operating temperatures satisfy the demands of modern TV and film lighting, especially in outdoor applications.