Latest Tech News About Headlights

Ford pick-up goes all-LED

Ford has gone to Osram and Flex-N-Gate for all LED front-lighting on its 2015 F-150 pick-up truck. There is a little more information on the Electronics Weekly main news site…

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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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Osram shoots for AFS with addressable headlamp LED

Osram Opto seems to be going LED headlamp crazy with a second device announcement. This one is aimed at ‘advanced forward lighting system’ (AFS) and is a variant of its high-end five die Ostar Headlamp Pro LED, the difference being that this one has individually addressable die. The package…

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Osram aims at headlamps with second die on Oslon Black Flat

Aiming at vehicle front-lighting, Osram Opto has introduced a two chip version of its Oslon Black Flat LED. With two die, it achieves over 500 lm at 1A from a 3.1×3.75mm package 0.5 mm high. “With the new Oslon Black Flat we’re bringing a significantly…

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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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Look where 3D printing can get you

Not sure if this bicycle light has been made or is just excellent rendering of a CAD design. Either way, the case it ready to be made in a 3D printer, and shows how straightforward making a prototype could be. More information on Thingiverse. Bet those heatsinks get warm after…

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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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