Osram showcases complete solid-state lighting program at electronica

November 08, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
At this year’s electronica fair, Osram Opto Semiconductors will be highlighting its role as a complete supplier of semiconductor lighting solutions. This exhibition of components, systems and applications will provide an opportunity to see the new Displix LED for the first time. This LED has been designed specifically for outdoor displays. Osram will also be showcasing the Oslon LX LED, which is intended for daylight running lights for small automobiles, and a prototype of the smallest ever LED for vehicle forward lighting, the Oslon Compact.

The semiconductor company will be using the fair to highlight its expertise in lighting for the automotive sector. Osram Opto Semiconductors will be presenting a new generation of LED light sources for interior and exterior applications and also some infrared emitter diodes. These can be used for example in night vision devices for added road safety, and because they automatically increase the brightness of the interior lighting they make driving even more comfortable. All the semiconductor light sources can be seen directly in their particular applications. A forward lighting system will be used to demonstrate how the various functions such as high beam, low beam, daytime running light, fog lights and night vision can be implemented with different LED types.

The complete product portfolio will be on show. Osram Ostar Headlamp Pro will demonstrate what high beam looks like with LEDs, and the new Oslon Compact will do the same for low beam. Thanks to its compact design combined with high light output, this prototype will open the floodgates for the use of LEDs for all aspects of automotive forward lighting. The yellow Oslon Black Flat is installed in the flasher; in white it provides excellent visibility in fog. The Oslon LX 120 provides unmistakable daytime running light. The focus here is on the essential functions of brightness and quality so LED lighting is affordable even in subcompact vehicles.

Another highlight at the Osram booth can be found inside the vehicle: the air-conditioning can be controled by a gesture recognition system so that it reacts to hand movements. In this case the SF7770 E6 ambient light and proximity sensor operates in conjunction with two infrared Midleds in the background. The interior lighting reacts in a similar way when someone approaches the sensor. The lighting gets brighter or darker depending on the direction of movement. A dashboard equipped with Multileds can also provide fascinating color changes.

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