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New LED from Osram Enables Ultra-Slim Designs for Headlights

Light is the new chrome for cars. In recent years, technological progress in car lighting has led to light becoming an essential design element in modern cars. Smaller and brighter light sources are leading to more compact and versatile headlamps. The powerful Osram Oslon Boost HM pays tribute to this trend by enabling ultra-slim headlamp designs in vehicles.

In addition to numerous features such as adaptive front lighting, often called bend lighting or matrix lighting, the miniaturization of this component plays a particularly important role. With the Oslon Boost HM, Osram developers have succeeded in achieving an outstanding brightness of 415 lm at 1.5A with a very small chip area of just 0.5 mm².

The package of the LED is also particularly compact at 1.9mm x 1.5mm x 0.73mm, providing a finger-width front headlamp solution, without compromising light output. The luminance of 255 cd/mm² at 1.5A is an absolute best-in-class performance value for this type of LED.

In addition to headlamps, the Oslon Boost HM can also be used in combination with other LEDs, to provide an additional high beam. Thanks to its outstanding luminance, the LED is also suitable for use in MEMS-based adaptive front lighting systems. Osram Opto Semiconductors was able to draw on its many years of expertise in package design to create this new product.

Oslon Boost HM

The robust ceramic package of the Oslon Boost HM allows for easy thermal management within the component thanks to an electrically insulated pad. The special internal design structures heat can be easily dissipated from the LED. Furthermore, the LED shines with a particularly low thermal resistance of only 4.62 K/W.

“With the Oslon Boost HM, we are not only expanding our Oslon Boost product family to include particularly high luminance levels but are also helping our customers create ultra-slim headlamp designs,” explains Florian Fink, Marketing Manager for Automotive Exterior at Osram Opto Semiconductors. “Thanks to our products, future vehicles will feature a ‘new face’.”

Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH
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