High-tech LEDs from Osram in the front headlights of the new Audi A8

Ingolstadt car manufacturer Audi uses the expertise of Osram Opto Semiconductors in the front lighting of its new flagship. The Oslon Compact PL for adaptive front lighting has been installed in the Audi A8 for the first time. The Oslon Black Flat S in its 3-chip version provides an extended beam range. In addition, the tried and tested Topled is used in the sedan’s daytime running lights.

The Oslon Compact PL for adaptive front lighting has been installed in the Audi A8 for the first time, the Oslon Black Flat S in its 3-chip version provides an extended beam range, and the tried and tested Topled is used in the sedan’s daytime running lights. (Image: Audi)

The innovative feature of the Audi A8’s HD matrix headlights is that for the first time the Oslon Compact PL LEDs are arranged in two lines. As a result, other road users are masked out even more precisely by the light beam and are not dazzled. The Oslon Compact PL has an electrically insulated thermal contact. By using appropriate pcb technologies the thermal connection can be significantly improved, which leads to a higher luminous flux. At the same time, notchless chip technology allows the optical systems to be more efficient. After the market launch end of 2017, it is being used for the first time in the new Audi A8 as adaptive high beam and low beam.

The Oslon Black Flat S family, which also features notchless chip technology and is also celebrating its premiere, has now been installed in the Audi A8 for the first time in its 3-chip version. The individually controllable chips allow for the light beam to be adjusted to the respective situation, e.g. in city traffic or on the highway, increasing visual comfort.

“We are proud that our products are installed in the front headlights of such a luxury limousine and that we can help to increase safety and comfort. Thanks to our new LEDs, the lights now adapt even more precisely to complex traffic situations. The surrounding area is illuminated in the best possible way without dazzling other road users. In the new Audi A8 the art of engineering and high-tech LEDs come together to create the greatest customer benefits,” says Peter Knittl, General Manager Automotive at Osram Opto Semiconductors.

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