Osram is one of the two leading lighting manufacturers in the world operating in approximately 150 countries. For more than 100 years, Osram has been "passionate about intelligent light" with lamps and lighting systems providing aesthetic value; safety and comfort; and allowing for efficient use of resources.

As a globally operating company, Osram also explicitly encourages socially and environmentally responsible policies around the world - as well as sponsoring art and culture at home and abroad.

Osram has introduced many new and innovative lamps to the South African market throughout the years, including compact fluorescents, low voltage halogen and metal halide lamps.

Although these products are all fairly standard today, Osram helped to introduce the products by holding the OSRAM Design Awards for luminaire manufacturers.