Osram Announces Prototype for Extra-Small LED Design

10/4/2012 11:47 AM 

Osram Opto Semiconductors has announced the prototype of the Oslon Compact, currently the smallest high-power LED available to the automotive market. The flexible arrangement of these small LEDs should make it easier and more cost-effective to create unique, signature LED headlight designs. LEDs have faced a major challenge as light sources in vehicle headlights because, despite their high efficiency, luminous intensity, and durability, different LEDs have had to be used for different areas in the headlight in order to achieve a uniform arrangement of the light-emitting surfaces. This has necessitated complex design concepts involving increased effort and costs.

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 in terms of display applications, they can also be used for light guide solutions and adaptive front lighting systems (AFS).