Osram presents the world's first OLED application for the car

2014/09/15

OLED Reading Light

The design reading light impresses with elegance and sustainability

Osram is launching the world's first product based on organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) for car interiors in the form of a new reading lamp. The OLED Reading Light consists of a high-quality matt aluminum housing and provides a very warm and uniform light. "With the launch of the Osram OLED Reading Light in the fall we are once again providing evidence of our technological leadership and powers of innovation in the automotive lighting sector", said Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO of the Osram Specialty Lighting Business Unit.

Thanks to its homogeneous light which neither casts shadows nor dazzles, OLED technology is ideal for applications in which the eyes have to focus on one point for a long time. With a color temperature of 3300 kelvin the light is very warm, and the brightness of the OLED panel is continuously variable. The OLED Reading Light has been optimized for use in a car and can be recharged via a USB cable. It is therefore available at all times as a light source. An indicator at the USB port shows the battery charge status. A clip at the back of the Reading Light enables it to be easily attached to the sun visor for example.

An eco-friendly and sustainable light source

The OLED Reading Light is far superior to conventional light sources such as incandescent and halogen lamps in terms of energy efficiency and lamp life. This high-class reading light comes with a five-year guarantee, underlining the high quality of Osram products and will be available from fall 2014 in a limited edition at www.shopyourlight.com, among other places.

ABOUT OSRAM

OSRAM of Munich, Germany is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. The company's portfolio covers the entire value chain from components – including lamps, electronic control gear and opto semiconductors such as light-emitting diodes (LED) – as well as luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions. OSRAM has more than 35,000 employees worldwide and generated revenue of almost €5.3 billion in fiscal 2013 (ended September 30). The company's business activities have been focusing on light – and hence on quality of life – for over 100 years. The company was listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich on July 8, 2013 (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED 400; Trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at www.osram-group.com