25May LEDs put BMW Motorsport Team in Top Form for Racing
BMW Motorsport will be using biologically effective light from Osram during the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring in Germany, taking place on May 27 and 28.
As new official partner of BMW Motorsport, Osram will be supplying activating light for drivers and engineers both before and during the race, enhancing their alertness and boosting their concentration.
The Nürburgring 24 is a race of touring cars, which are normal cars souped up for extra speed and endurance but which are not as fast Formula One cars. In the past, about 200 cars have entered, each with up to four drivers taking turns limited to 150 minutes per stint around the track's north loop, called the Nordschleife.
Drivers and engineers will use the glasses both before and during the exhausting event to help the drivers prepare for races
“Osram will be supplying activating light for drivers and engineers both before and during the race, enhancing their alertness and boosting their concentration,” Osram said. “LED light glasses are used to help the drivers prepare for races. The blue LED light prepares them for the competition by stimulating the central nervous system. In addition, special luminaires are installed in common rooms and the pit wall control centre for the benefit of both drivers and engineers. This range of solutions is designed to mobilise the energy of drivers and engineers exactly when needed during the arduous 24-hour race and help them sharpen their focus.” Osram indicated that glasses emitting red light will help drivers relax during breaks.
"We are delighted that BMW Motorsport has opted to use our innovative lighting solutions. High-level competitive sport demands optimum performances, and this is where our lighting expertise can help the racing team," says Stefan Kampmann, CTO at Osram.
“The competition at the Nürburgring 24 Hours is possibly more intense this year than ever before in the history of this iconic race. That makes the details all the more important,” said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “As such, I am really happy to have Osram on board as Official Partner. With its innovative solutions and experience in the field of light, the company will make a valuable contribution to allowing our drivers to adapt to the unique challenges of the Nordschleife at night during the race.”