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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 – which require significantly more energy and considerably more installation space.

The two newly introduced white LEDs in the Ostune family for ambient lighting in vehicles, Ostune E1608 and E3030 extend Osram’s broad portfolio for automotive interior lighting by offering a wide colour temperature range from 2700 to 6500 Kelvin. Additionally, they provide customers with an energy-efficient and space-saving alternative to conventional technologies for many applications: from cosy interior lighting and reading lights to mirror and footwell lighting. Due to the broad colour 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.

Hermann Senninger, Marketing Manager for Automotive Interior, Osram Opto Semiconductors said: “Ambient lighting is becoming increasingly important with each new generation of vehicles. With our Ostune product family, completely new designs are now possible transforming, the atmosphere in the interior from a functional workplace to a cosy living room simply by adjusting the colour temperature.”

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