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Osram announces prototype of the smallest LED format for automotive lighting


Osram Opto Semiconductors announced the prototype of the Oslon Compact- the most compact high-power LED for the automotive market. Thanks to the flexible arrangement of these small LEDs it will be much easier and more cost-effective to create unique, signature headlight designs. The extremely small size of the new Oslon Compact – combined with its high light output – enables a single LED type to be used as the default light source for all automotive forward lighting applications. The light points in the headlight can be placed in any arrangement, for example, and customized designs can be developed to give different vehicles a unique appearance. The small size of the Oslon Compact LEDs means they can be grouped very close to one another so they can even be used for light guide solutions and adaptive frontlighting systems (AFS).


The compact design has been achieved by reducing the LED to its bare essentials. The entire LED package is not much larger than the actual light-emitting surface of the chip. The prototype measures only 1.5×1.9 mm² and produces 200 lumen from 700 mA. The clear white light from the chips is achieved through Osram’s C2 technology which converts blue light with the aid of ceramic convers. A prototype of the Oslon Compact LED will be unveiled by the automotive semiconductor specialist from Regensburg in October at the SIA Vision conference in Versailles (France, October 9/10).

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