Turning the driver's cab into a mobile living space - Osram presents white LED family for automotive ambient lighting
Ostune E1608 and E3030 bring more varieties for design elements in vehicle interiors.
Car interiors are becoming increasingly important in the latest generation of vehicles and are undergoing a fundamental image change leading to corresponding effects on design and integrated applications. The Ostune LED family from Osram Opto Semiconductors now brings technological advancement and insights from the general lighting industry to the car. The first two products cover a wide color temperature range and enable OEMs to offer distinctive light variants for their ambient lighting: from elegant, bluish cool white to cozy, reddish warm white. The LEDs offer a coloring rending index (CRI) of more than 90, the highest CRI currently available for automotive applications.
LED-based applications have been on a triumphant march in the automotive sector for many years. From high-performance LEDs for headlights to infrared versions for driver monitoring and RGB solutions for interior lighting, LEDs are increasingly penetrating the market. However, in the field of ambient lighting, halogen lamps are still often used today - which not only require significantly more energy, but also considerably more installation space.
Ostune E1608 and E3030 extend Osram's broad portfolio for automotive interior lighting by offering a wide color temperature range from 2700 to 6500 Kelvin. In addition, they provide customers an energy-efficient and space-saving alternative to conventional technologies for many applications: from cozy interior lighting and reading lights to mirror and footwell lighting. Thanks to the broad color range and ability to choose from many small bins, customers can easily and very precisely define their desired white tone and make it a fixed design element across vehicles. In addition to the particularly compact dimensions of 1.6mm x 0.8mm x 0.6mm (E1608) and 3.0mm x 3.0mm x 0.65mm (E3030), the products offer outstanding color rendering in the car interior. The Ostune E1608 covers the lower brightness range up to over 7 lumens, the E3030 the upper range up to over 70 lumens.
"Ambient lighting is becoming increasingly important with each new generation of vehicles," explains Hermann Senninger, Marketing Manager for Automotive Interior at Osram Opto Semiconductors. "With our Ostune product family, completely new designs are now possible transforming the atmosphere in the interior from a functional workplace to a cozy living room simply by adjusting the color temperature".