Osram LED power packs for projectors


Osram Ostar Projection P2W

Osram Ostar Projection: High-power version for projectors with a system output of up to 1700 lumen

Osram Opto Semiconductors is now launching two new high-power versions of the Osram Ostar Projection for projectors with a brightness of up to 1700 lumen. Thanks to their optimized product design they offer very high luminous flux from the available chip surface. Between 1000 and 8300 lumen can be produced depending on the color and the LED version. An antireflex coated glass cover instead of the usual lens, together with external optics, ensures that the light is very well bundled. The new LEDs are therefore ideally matched to the efficient lighting from various additional optics.

The two new light emitting diodes offer so much luminous flux that they can be used in office projectors with brightness levels of up to 1700 lumen. At the heart of the product is a 2 mm² LED high-current chip based on state-of-the-art thin-film and UX:3 technologies. The two LED versions contain two (P1W) or four chips (P2W) with a total luminous area of 4 mm² and 8 mm² respectively.

In LED projectors three LEDs in the colors red, green and blue serve as the light source. The LEDs are pulsed one after the other (color sequential mode), making the color filter wheel used in classic lamp projectors superfluous. The high output of the new LEDs comes from the latest chip technologies and Osram C² conversion technology for a particularly efficient green. The P2W version emits light pulses with brightnesses of 1000, 2500 and 8300 lumen for Blue, Red and Green. These high brightness levels require current pulses of up to 32 amps (8 amps per chip) and optimized product design to efficiently remove the resulting heat.

“To apply this high current the four high-power chips of the P2 are connected in parallel. Only then do the new Ostar Projection LEDs generate their maximum brightness from the chips and turn into real power packs for large imagers”, said Stefan Morgott, responsible for Projector Applications at Osram Opto Semiconductors. “This really opens up the use of LED projectors in offices and classrooms.”

New LEDs with high luminance

Osram Ostar Projection enables light to be routed as efficiently as possible through the optical system which is restricted by the etendue. The etendue of the light emitting diodes is retained and, in conjunction with external optics, produces an extremely narrow beam of light. Etendue describes the relationship between the emitting light surface and the projected light surface.

To keep the thermal resistance and therefore the temperature rise at the LEDs at an extremely low level the chips are placed directly on a copper plate and not in a classic LED package. They are screwed down to improve the connection with the heat sink.

The two new Osram Ostar Projection LEDs will be premiered at the “International CES” technology exhibition which takes place from January 7 to 10, 2014. Volume production is due to start in March.

Technical data:

P1W (LE X P1W) P2W (LE X P2W)
Number of chips



Illuminated area

1.5 mm x 2.6 mm

2.6 mm x 3.2 mm


27 mm x 16 mm x 2.1 mm

27 mm x 16 mm x 2.1 mm

Thermal resistance Rth

1.1 K/W

0.7 K/W

Maximum pulse current

(240 Hz, 50% d.c.)

Red: 12 A

Green, Blue: 16 A

Red: 24 A

Green, Blue: 32 A

Typical brightness at
maximum pulse current

Blue: 500 lm

Red: 1250 lm
Green: 4150 lm

Blue: 1000 lm

Red: 2500 lm
Green: 8300 lm


OSRAM, with its headquarters in Munich, is one of the two leading lighting manufacturers in the world. Its subsidiary, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH in Regensburg (Germany), offers its customers solutions based on semiconductor technology for lighting, sensor and visualization applications. Osram Opto Semiconductors has production sites in Regensburg (Germany) and Penang (Malaysia). Its headquarters for North America is in Sunnyvale (USA). Its headquarters for the Asia region is in Hong Kong. Osram Opto Semiconductors also has sales offices throughout the world. For more information go to www.osram-os.com.