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Osram unveils multimarket LED automotive lights

The Oslon LX LED can be used to provide affordable LED solutions for the high end to subcompact automobile market
With the Oslon LX, Osram Opto Semiconductors is offering a new LED component for widespread application in the automotive sector.

The focus here is on the essential functions of brightness and quality so these new white LEDs are affordable even for installation in subcompact vehicles.

They will be used mainly for daytime running lights and fog lights and will provide visual and technical enhancements to automobiles right down to the low price segment.

LED light with high light output and high energy efficiency can now be installed in low-end vehicles thanks to the Oslon LX LED

Experience has shown that it always takes some time before the price of high-tech applications falls to such an extent that they are of interest to the mass market.

Osram Opto has now reached this important threshold in LED automotive lighting. The new Oslon LX LED is based on the interplay between tried and tested package and converter technologies on the one hand and a new chip technology on the other. This new technology offers the usual high quality standards and light output typical of all the LED products from the Regensburg company.

What makes the Oslon LX LED stand out from the crowd, however, is its focus on the essential objective of producing a large amount of light at an affordable price. Oslon LX is ideal for applications in which high light output and high energy efficiency are crucial factors – such as fog lights and daytime running lights. Low beam and high-beam applications are also possible, however, with a combination of several LEDs.

The Oslon LX LED is based on the latest UX:3 chip technology with a tried and tested silicon converter.

At a temperature of 250C (in the chip) the LED produces 125 lumen from a current of 350 mA; at a higher temperature of around 1000C, it achieves a luminous flux of 100 lumen.

The LED lens has a beam angle of 120 degrees. This means that the new LED meets the established standard for reflector solutions in automobiles and that the systems used in the compact subcompact segments can be retained. In common with the other highly successful LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors, the package for the Oslon LX is compact, measuring only 3 x 3 mm². The solder pad design is identical to that for the other Oslon automotive components.

The LED's correlated colour temperature is 6500 K and it has a maximum current of 1000 mA. The thermal resistance is   Rth 9.5 K/W.

“The combination of high quality and low price means that LED designs can be introduced in more and more vehicle classes”, says Florian Rommen, Marketing Manager at Osram Opto Semiconductors. “Oslon LX is therefore an LED for everyone. It rounds off our celebrated Oslon family with an attractive product for the lower price segment on the automotive market.”

The Oslon LX will be showcased for the first time at electronica 2012, at booth A3.107.

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