New LEDs Illuminate Headlights On All Vehicle Classes


Osram has unveiled its new LED particularly suitable for use in vehicle headlights. It can be used for adaptive glare-free high beam, daytime running lights, low beam and standard high beam.

The new Oslon Compact PL 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 offers excellent thermal properties thanks to an electrically insulated thermal pad. The LED can be operated at high currents and achieve high light output, says the company.

In addition to the Oslon Compact CL, which is available as a single-chip version, the portfolio now includes the Oslon Compact PL as a multichip version with up to five chips.


These new LEDs offer excellent thermal conductivity due to the square emission surface of the notchless chips, which also makes contacting and the optical design much simpler.

“The high luminous flux of the Oslon Compact PL also provides improved brightness values. For applications that previously used halogen a luminous flux of 1,000 lm can be achieved with one Oslon Compact PL 3 chip, for example”, claims the company.

“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.

Stability Under High-Temperature Delivered in Automobiles

The new ceramic package with its particularly robust material properties improves handling and reliability.

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