Osram Ostar Headlamp Pro LED applied in Peterson Manufacturing's headlights

Aug. 2, 2013
Date Announced: 02 Aug 2013 Sunnyvale, CAOsram Ostar Headlamp Pro LED component ideal for headlightsPeterson Manufacturing introduces a 7-inch headlight with Osram Ostar Headlamp Pro for 12 and 24 volt vehicles.Peterson Manufacturing has found the perfect companion for its new 7-inch headlight in the Osram Ostar Headlamp Pro LED from Osram Opto Semiconductors. This LED is the best choice for the headlight due to its distinguished features such as providing a compact light source with multichip on board technology and silicon casting featuring ceramic chip level conversion (C^2) and latest chip technology (UX:3). The LED displays outstanding brightness and luminance due to pure surface emission and low thermal resistance (Rth) for thermal stability, as well as improved corrosion resistance.The Osram Ostar Headlamp Pro is a high-end, high-power light source. It easily achieves the same output as a halogen lamp and is an important milestone in LED-performance. This compact multichip LED produces so much light from such a small footprint (20 mm x 20 mm) that it is even a great solution for high-beam applications. The LED is available in 2, 3, 4 and 5 chip versions. With luminance of 40*106 cd/m2 and a radiating surface of 5.5 mm, the 5 chip version is an ideal LED solution for automotive exterior lighting. Other benefits of the LED include uniform light pattern, a long lifetime and a scalable chip arrangement allowing for precise configuration to specific application requirements.Peterson Manufacturing, Grandview, Missouri, entered the LED automotive forward lighting market with the introduction of a new, US-designed, tooled and manufactured 7-inch round aftermarket LED headlight featuring two Osram Ostar Headlamp Pro devices per headlamp (one for low beam, one for high beam). Peterson found these LED light sources to be much more efficient than halogen lights, drawing only 0.7-1.9 amps, and understands that they will last many times longer than a traditional sealed beam. A color temperature range of 5400 K to 6300 K closely simulates the natural daylight. The solid-state dual-volt design is compatible with all 12-volt and 24-volt vehicles.At the beginning of Peterson’s development process, Osram provided technical support and collaborated with Peterson on the development of a concept design, including optics support and computer simulated thermal analyses. Osram has been a partner on this project from the beginning and, according to Peterson, has continued to be an excellent resource throughout the development process. Mike Godwin, director of Visible LED NAFTA, said, “Osram Opto Semiconductors is pleased to support Peterson with enabling Osram Ostar Headlamp Pro products and technology that has been enhanced with our application engineering services. Peterson’s 7-inch round headlamp is an excellent example of collaborative development with the latest LED technology enhanced with US Innovative application engineering support."About Peterson Manufacturing: Peterson Manufacturing Company is a world-leading innovator in the production of a complete line of vehicle safety lighting, mirrors, reflectors, and related products. As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, Peterson Manufacturing is a key subsidiary of Peterson Corporation, 10 highly specialized companies and over 3,000 people working in global transportation related industries. With headquarters in the greater Kansas City area, Peterson Manufacturing is a privately held company and has been in operation since 1945. For more information, go to www.PMLights.com. About OSRAM Opto Semiconductors:OSRAM (Munich, Germany) is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. Its subsidiary, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH in Regensburg (Germany), offers its customers solutions based on semiconductor technology for lighting, sensor and visualization applications. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has production sites in Regensburg (Germany) and Penang (Malaysia). Its headquarters for North America is in Sunnyvale (USA), and for Asia in Hong Kong. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors also has sales offices throughout the world. For more information go to www.osram-os.com.

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