The main task of classic headlights is the optimal light distribution for the driver, which enables safe driving in all weather and road conditions.
This functional requirement is expanded and enriched using modern technologies. LED-based light modules offer precise control options for the illuminants down to the last detail, while offering high performance and maximum design freedom thanks to their compact design.
Integration of LED lighting in all vehicle classes
From being a basic function to support nighttime driving, traditional automotive lighting has evolved into a key distinguishing feature for automotive design. The driving force behind this development is the digitalization of light and the widespread use of LED technology, which exponentially increases the possibilities for new functionalities and performance. LEDs not only provide significant efficiency benefits and new design options, but also higher light quality for better visibility and comfort.
Through "LEDification," the technology is increasingly penetrating all car segments and regions. One disadvantage, however, is the high price of LEDs, particularly at a time when OEMs are facing great cost pressures. Innovative LED solutions have therefore mostly been limited to premium vehicles. To extend the tremendous advantages of the technology to entry level cars as well, cost-effective and standardized modules are in demand.
With the eXchangeable Light Engine, ams OSRAM Automotive Lighting Systems answers this challenge by making LED lighting available for all vehicle classes.
Learn more from Martin Petzold, Head of Technical Business Development EMEA:
- eXchangeable Light Engine 650
40 x 58 x 13
Edge card connector
- eXchangeable Light Engine 900
45 x 65 x 17
Edge card connector
- eXchangeable Light Engine 1100
55 x 75 x17
Edge card connector
*not yet finalized / under evaluation
Creating a new industry standard
The widespread use of LEDs not only offers significant efficiency benefits and design flexibility for OEMs as well as enhanced visibility for drivers, but also opportunities for the entire automotive lighting market. With the eXchangeable Light Engine, ams OSRAM AMLS aims to contribute to a new industry standard. The cost-efficient and standardized modules ensure accessibility of the technology to the entire market.
Our aim is for LED headlights to become the most common vehicle lighting of today and tomorrow – providing the most advanced lighting systems available and a safe driving experience for all.
Contact us to learn more about ams OSRAM AMLS’ eXchangeable Light Engines and how, together, we can approach this goal.
The Bi-Functional projector B65R uses highly energy-efficient standard LED packages, with which static low beam and high beam light distribution can be generated. Two individual LED-boards are used to switch between the two beam patterns without the need of a mechanically movable shutter.
The design of the projection lens can be easily adapted to the customer's specific requirements, enabling a customized and highly energy-efficient headlight system to be realized with standard LED modules.
A separately available LED driver module makes installation of the system in a customer-specific front headlight particularly easy, as it allows a more flexible installation position in the headlight. A protective circuit against reverse polarity/overvoltage as well as against excessive temperatures ensures that the module functions perfectly under all conditions.
While the B65R projector module is based on a segmented reflector as primary optics, the B91R is based on TIR primary optics, which enables particularly slim headlights.
The key aspects at a glance
• Maximum performance at high efficiency
• Standard projectors are available off-the-shelf
• Bi-functional projector module for static low beam and high beam
• Two different performance levels available: Basic and high performance
• Versions for ECE/ SAE/ CCC but also left- and right-hand traffic
• Separate light driver module for more flexible integration into headlamp
• Rectangular and round shaped projection lens available