Osram unveils Joule LED lighting system on Mercury car
Osram Sylvania has unveiled its Joule LED lighting system, with a standardized, plug & play design, on the 2006 Mercury Mountaineer.
The Joule system is a bulb-type fixture that aims to make LED technology more accessible in the marketplace by providing OEM designers with a reliable, industry standardized LED light source to simplify the design process.
“Osram is the pioneer of LED standardization,” said Jim Johnson, executive VP and general manager of Global Automotive Lighting. “Consumers who purchase a 2006 Mountaineer will be among the first to experience this technologically advanced system that is the future of LED lighting.”
“The Joule system will allow OEMs to offer their customers LED lighting without the complexity and cost of a custom LED assembly,” said David Hulick, global auxiliary product manager.
In the Joule fixture (see photo), a number of LEDs are mounted beneath a circular cap (shown at top in the photo), and the light is directed towards a metalized optic. The large circular base of the fixture features a wrap-around heatsink, with an integrated USCAR electrical connector.
The LED light source is hidden from direct view, and this makes the Joule system ideal for use with clear-lens RCL assemblies. The system has an input power of 4.8 W and a rated flux of 64 lumens.