Panasonic in Talks to Acquire Austrian Headlight Maker

Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer Panasonic is in talks with Austrian headlight maker ZKW Group, a Bloomberg report quoted person familiar with the matter saying.
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Peterson Manufacturing Uses Osram Ostar Headlamp Pro LED in Its 7-inch Headlight

It is reported that Peterson Manufacturing applied Osram Ostar Headlamp Pro LED in its new 7-inch headlight. Osram Opto Semiconductor stated that the Ostar Headlamp Pro LED offers a compact light source measuring 20mm by 20mm with multichip on board technology and silicon casting featuring ceramic chip-level conversion (C^2) and the company's UX:3 technology. According to the company, the LED offers pure surface emission and low thermal resistance (Rth) for thermal stability, as well as improved corrosion resistance. Notably, the Osram Ostar Headlamp Pr...
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24 Million Vehicles to Feature LED Headlights by 2020

An estimated 24 million light vehicles will feature LED headlights by 2020, according to a new report. Should cost-reduction strategies prove successful, the report states that deployment of LED headlights will increase to approximately 21 percent of light vehicles. This is an increase from one million vehicles at present. Challenges facing the adoption of LED headlights include brightness levels from current LED chips, thermal issues, the complexity of controlling LED headlights and their increased functionality, and higher assembly costs. "As with many othe...
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The EU Recognizes Audi LED Headlights as Eco Innovation

Audi’s LED headlights are reported to be recognized by The European Union as an energy efficient technology that can help cars reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions. According to a press release from Audi (media credentials required), LED headlights can achieve this greater fuel efficiency because they use less power– a little more than half what traditional halogen lights on low beam setting would use. The EU Commission found in its studies of the technology that LED headlight-equipped vehicles emit 1.61 fewer grams of carbon dioxide per mile than...
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Larson Electronics Releases Intrinsically Safe Dual Mode LED Headlight

Larson Electronics has announced today the release of an intrinsically safe rated LED headlight that provides high output and hands free operation coupled with intrinsically safe rated operation. The EXP-LED-HL-DFX Explosion Proof Dual Function Headlight runs for up to 13.5 hours on a set of alkaline batteries and also features weather resistant construction and the ability to choose between high and low operating modes. The EXP-LED-HL-DFX explosion proof dual function headlight from Larson Electronics provides operators in hazardous locations with a hi...
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The 2013 Mustang GT Features OSRAM’s LED System Fog Lamps

OSRAM Automotive Lighting has debuted its LED JOULE® module on a popular and much-anticipated vehicle: the 2013 Mustang GT. The Mustang GT features the first LED fog lamp in the US based on OSRAM's standardized LED system. The grille-mounted hybrid reflector-projector system complements the Mustang's styling DNA. It is the highest volume LED forward lighting application in the North American market. The light source comes from a common OSRAM LED platform – demonstrating scalability across different applications an...
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Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its Oslon Black family for the infrared range with six new automotive IREDs. The 850 nm versions are intended for exterior applications such as night vision, pedestrian protection, pre-field recognition a... READ MORE

Lumileds introduced the LUXEON CZ Color Line, a product line optimized to deliver maximum punch. “The LUXEON CZ features up to 48% higher punch than any other undomed color LED,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Direct... READ MORE