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OSRAM XLS, REVOLUTION THROUGH STANDARDIZATION

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 12:25

Over the past few years, LED technology has brought many benefits in terms of design and has led to greater energy efficiency. However, many different vehicle-oriented solutions have been created. To reduce this complexity, OSRAM has developed an innovative standardized LED light source for signal light applications. With the XLS product family, OSRAM is launching a signal light portfolio that offers all the innovative benefits of LED technology while maintaining the proven benefits of traditional lamps, such as standardization and exchangeability.

The UN/ECE R128 standardized lamps will be available in 185 four types for different signal applications in yellow for the LY5, white for the LW5 and L1 and red for the LR5. The yellow LY5 lamp with 280 lumen and a life of up to 4,000 hours is used for turn indicators. LW5 is a white signal lamp for reversing and DLR applications with 350 lumen and a life of up to 5,000 hours. The two other members of the XLS product family currently in planning are a red LR5 brake, rear and fog light that provides up to 4,000 hours of light with a luminous flux of 120 lumen and a white L1 high-precision fog light with up to 350 lumen and a life of up to 5,000 hours.

With protection against electrostatic discharge, polarity reversal and over-voltages, OSRAM's XLS products comply with all standard requirements for modern vehicle electronics. The company also uses chip-on-board technology for its XLS light sources. This enables the LED chips to be spaced very close to one another with common optics.

The XLS product family delivers a wide range of benefits for consumers, headlight manufacturers and automakers. A standardized platform for LED signal lamps reduces the number of individual solutions for vehicle models. Meanwhile, integrating the heat sink and electronics in the light source eliminates design costs and approval for each individual solution. Reusing design modules and similar platforms also cuts down time, effort and costs of development. For workshops and car owners, a standardized solution means light sources can be directly replaced when damaged, which leads to lower repair costs and greater road safety.