The new generation of Ceramos and Oslux LED flash products from Osram Opto Semiconductors are twice as bright as their predecessors. The brightest LED without a lens for flash photography is the Ceramos. The brightest LED without a lens for flash photography is the Ceramos. With its clear encapsulation it produces bright light and it is also available with a diffused encapsulation for a neutral white appearance. Oslux with its special lens is suitable for use without external optics in cell phones or digital cameras.
Ceramos produces an impressive 90lm from an operating current of 500mA. Both Ceramos versions are fully encapsulated. The version with the diffused encapsulation appears radiant white even when not in use and can also be used as a design element. The LED with the transparent encapsulation appears slightly yellow. When used in cell phones, both versions help to create excellent photos even in darkness or difficult lighting conditions. The white light is produced by blue ThinGaN chips measuring just 1mm² and a yellow converter by means of chip level conversion.
The new Oslux LED benefits from an optimized chip and lens design that result in greater brightness. It produces a remarkable 100lx from an operating current of 500mA; higher brightness values can be achieved with higher operating currents. Oslux is therefore suitable for cell phones and high-quality digital cameras.
Dr. Volker Härle, Senior Director LED Marketing at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, noted a sizeable proportion of modern cell phones equipped with LED flash units use their high-flux LEDs. He is confident that this proportion will increase still further with the new LED flash products. He added that the new brighter products have the same connections so they can be easily used as direct replacements for the previous generation of LED flash units.