Latest Tech News About Headlights

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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Petzl solves dazzle for LED headtorches

The perennial problem with head torches is that you move through a dark environment without a problem, then look at a nearby object, like a map, and get dazzled. Or you walk down a path with shrubs on either side, and can’t see into the distance because the shrubs…

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Osram and Hella join LED headlamp A Team

The German government has pulled together a team of expert companies to develop led adaptive headlights. They are: Osram – automotive lighting LEDs, control gear. Fraunhofer IZM (Institute for Reliability and Microintegration) – interconnection and materials. Infineon – automotive electronics and LED drivers. Hella – optical system, headlamp structure, prototype build. Daimler – vehicle tests…

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LED headlights are big opportunity - Bergquist

Uwe Jessen, European sales manager at Bergquist talks to Electronics Weekly about the automotive market and the ups and downs of the LED lighting market for the materials industry.   Bergquist’s thermal management materials are used in a large number of sectors (automotive, power supply, motor control, computer, etc). Does…

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LG and Osram battle over BMW, Audi LED headlights

The South Korean chaebol LG Electronics and Osram are squaring up to each other – in suits and coutersuits – over the issue of LED headlights… At the heart of the dispute is Osram purportedly infringing LG-owned patents involving LED chips and packaging technologies, and this has dragged in BMW and…

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