Osram Opto Semiconductors of Regensburg, Germany, has added the new Oslon Compact PL to its portfolio of automotive sector lighting products. The Oslon Compact PL LED is particularly suitable for vehicle headlights and can be utilize for an adaptive glare-free high beam, daytime running lights, and low beam, as well as a standard high beam. According to the company, the new LED features an improved design with low system costs, making it accessible to a broad spectrum of customers in multiple vehicle classes.
The new multi-chip Oslon Compact PL with up to five chips adds to the company’s single-chip version the Oslon Compact CL. The company equipped both Oslon Compact LEDs with notchless UX:3 chip technology.
The ceramic-based LED features an electrically insulated thermal pad that helps it achieve impressive thermal behavior. In conjunction with suitable pcb technology, the Oslon Compact PL can operate at high currents and attain high light output. Osram Opto says that the new LEDs offer excellent thermal conductivity thanks to the square emission surface of the notchless chips.
The company says that the square emission surface also makes contacting and the optical design much easier.
Oslon Compact PL Improves Brightness
Additionally, the high luminous flux of the Oslon Compact PL delivers improved brightness. For applications that previously employed a halogen, the company claims that one Oslon Compact PL 3 chip, for example can achieve a luminous flux of 1,000 lm.
“With the Oslon Compact PL we are adding powerful ceramic-based LED types to our portfolio. 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,” explained Thomas Christl, Marketing Manager Automotive Exterior at Osram Opto Semiconductors.
The company says that the particularly robust new ceramic package enhances handling and reliability. Osram is using its own binning method in the developing the LED, which has made further improvements in brightness available to customers more quickly. Osram Opto notes that with the Oslon Compact PL, design of the components can therefore be optimized and adapted to higher minimum brightness values or particular thresholds.