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Illumination & Displays

Headlamp LED

Osram Opto Semiconductors

Advanced Forward Lighting Systems (AFS), which adapt their illumination direction when driving through curving roads and other scenarios, can now be even more easily implemented by automobile manufacturers.

Osram Opto Semiconductors has developed a new Ostar Headlamp Pro that offers, for the first time, a specific LED component for this particular application. The five chips of this new LED can be individually controlled and flexibly switched on and off according to driving situations and the positions of other vehicles on the road.

Thanks to LED technology, Advanced Forward Lighting Systems (AFS) can be implemented more simply than before because no mechanical assemblies are required to move parts of the headlight or the complete headlight.

With the new Ostar Headlamp Pro, the individual chips are specifically switched on and off via intelligent control. The control utilizes sensors and electronic components for high beam light without glare by flexibly concealing areas within the light cone of the headlight according to the specific driving situation and with dynamic adaptation to the positions of other road users.

The new LED also makes it possible for adaptable cornering lights and spotlights to be easily implemented for illuminating possible obstacles at the edge of the roadway.

Technical Data

  • Package dimensions: 20 mm x 21 mm
  • Transmission angle: 120 °
  • Typical light intensity (at 500mA/25°C): Minimum 710 lm
  • Chip technology: ThinGaN (UX:3)
  • Color: Cx = 0.32, Cy = 0.33 in accordance with CIE 1931 (ultra-white)
  • ESD stability: 8 kV
  • Improved corrosion stability with plug connection