16 January 2018
Osram launches Oslon Compact PL LED for headlights on all vehicle classes
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Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Regensburg, Germany has added the new Oslon Compact PL to its portfolio of products for the automotive sector.
Particularly suitable for use in vehicle headlights, the LED can be used for adaptive glare-free high-beam, daytime running lights (DRL), low beam and standard high beam. The all-round LED combines improved design with low system costs, making it suitable for different vehicle classes and accessible to a broad spectrum of customers.
The ceramic-based LED’s thermal behavior is aided by an electrically insulated thermal pad. In combination with appropriate PCB technology, the Oslon Compact PL can be operated at high currents and achieve high light output.
In addition to the Oslon Compact CL (available as a single-chip version), the portfolio now includes the Oslon Compact PL as a multichip version with up to five chips. Thermal conductivity is boosted due to the square emission surface of the notchless UX:3 chips, which also makes contacting and the optical design much simpler. The high luminous flux also provides improved brightness values. For applications that previously used halogen, a luminous flux of 1000lm can be achieved with one Oslon Compact PL 3 chip, for example.
“With the Oslon Compact PL we are adding powerful ceramic-based LED types to our portfolio,” says Thomas Christl, marketing manager Automotive Exterior at Osram Opto. “Our bandwidth of products with different package technologies for exterior lighting on cars is now even more extensive, with each offering its own benefits depending on the particular application. This means that we can deal much better with the individual wishes of our customers.”
With its particularly robust material properties, the new ceramic package improves handling and reliability. Osram’s own binning method is being used in the development of the LED, which makes further increases in brightness available to customers in short intervals of time, the firm adds. The design of the components can hence be optimized and adapted to cater for higher minimum brightness values or specific thresholds.