Led Headlights News

Ford adds active safety spotlight to headlight beams

Ford is developing two automotive front lighting technologies aimed at improving safety on unlit roads at its R&D centre in Aachen. One for the near future apparently is a system which can widen the headlight beam at junctions and roundabouts. The system interprets traffic signs to better illuminate…

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Led for automotive head-up displays

Osram is aiming at automotove head-up displays with an led colour-coordinated with TFT displays and viewing white point requirements. Called Oslon Compact CL, is has a 1mm die. “A ceramic converter ensures that the colour locus remains constant even at high temperatures,” said the firm. “The quality of…

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Where are the rectangular die?

If optic diameter is important, forming letter-box beams is such a struggle, that the likes of Lumileds, Cree and Osram should make some nice rectangular die. Only my opinion of course, fuelled by my attempts to make anti-dazzle bicycle lights, but I am sure designers of wall-washers…

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SMD leds for automotive light guides

Osram has introduced a range of leds for feeding light guides in automotive external lighting. All the packages have the same 2.7 x 2.0 x 0.6mm external characteristics, despite the range of die colours and die sizes available. Called Synios P 2720, the family is aimed at…

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Philips gets excited about Lumileds merger

Philips is really keen that everyone should know that it is combining its automotive and led (Lumileds) businesses, and it looks like it is happening on the 1st of April. This should be interesting because, after a great start, Lumileds appeared to take its eye of LED headlights, leaving Osram…

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Lumileds' automotive front-lighting LED

Lumileds has revealed more details of its Luxeon F automotive forward lighting led. Announced more than a year ago, it is a small (1.9×2.3mm) lens-less surface-mount single-die ceramic-tile device. Now an application brief, product brief and data sheet have appeared. “Luxeon F is hot…

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Plastic heatsink in Hella LED spotlight

Automotive lighting firm Hella is using plastic heatsinks in a range of work-lights for agricultural use. “Thermally conductive plastics are used in place of aluminium heat sinks. A key advantage over aluminium is their corrosion resistance, and the products are also lighter,” said the firm, which is also using…

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LED headlamp springs from new Osram LED

With help from Osram Opto, Missouri-based Peterson has developed an all-LED replacement for standard 7in (175m, PAR56) headlights. It uses two five-die versions of Osram’s Ostar Headlamp Pro – an updated version of the earlier non-Pro Ostar Headlamp with better heat management and environmental sealing. It…

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