High-power LED packages for exterior automotive applications

May 20, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Everlight’s 3030CLU(AM) Series of LEDs for exterior automotive applications is AEC-Q101-qualified; the MSL1-compliant high-power LEDs in a golden high reflective package are optimised for specific vehicle applications.

These ceramic high reflective packaged high power automotive LEDs with a Golden Lead Frame come in four different colours; White, PC-Amber, Red and Super Red, according to their preferred exterior applications.


3030CLU-NP (White) features a cool colour temperature of 5180-6680K which suits it for DRL (daytime running lights). Version 3030CLU-UY (PC-Amber) is recommended for turn indicators and tail lights. For CHMSL (centre high mount stop lamp), brake lamps and rear combination lamps, Everlight has red and super red colour options. Both 3030CLU-URR (Red) and 3030CLU-USR (Super Red) with a wavelength of 612-624 nm and 627 -639 nm respectively provide a high luminous flux @350 mA. 3030CLU-USR (Super Red) is based on European OE’s preference and provides an even more vivid, thus easier to recognize red colour.


The 3030CLU(AM) Series with a compact size (3.0 x 3.0 x 0.8 mm) and a wide viewing angle of 120° is offered in a golden high reflective package. Using a ceramic substrate results in lower costs and a low thermal resistance of less than 7⁰C/W for an optimized heat management. A further benefit is a junction temperature of up to 150⁰C (Tj 150⁰C) and still keeping good performance. Alternative 3030 packages are destroyed at this temperature, suiting this line to demanding exterior automotive applications. A golden lead frame improves sulphur resistance.


The packages have passed qualification according to AEC-Q101 and comply with the highest MSL standard MSL1. The MSL (moisture sensitivity level) is an electronic standard for the time period in which a moisture sensitive device can be exposed to ambient room conditions. That 3030CLU(AM) passed MSL1 means it is considered as being not moisture sensitive in any possible circumstances, does not require dry packing and thus is suited for an unlimited storage period until mounting. The devices are also ESD protected for voltages up to 8 kV.


Everlight Electronics; www.everlight.com