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OSRAM Announces
New Ceramos and Oslux LED Flash Products

Great pictures in any light: New generation of LEDs for flash photography

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 11/18/2008
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OSLUX LED

OSLUX LED for flash photography
(Source: OSRAM)

REGENSBURG, Germany - The new generation of Ceramos and Oslux LED flash products from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors are twice as bright as their predecessors. They now meet even the high brightness requirements imposed by the higher resolutions that can be achieved by modern digital cameras.

The brightest LED without a lens for flash photography is the Ceramos. With its clear encapsulation it produces very bright light; it is also available with a diffused encapsulation for a neutral white appearance. Oslux with its special lens is ideal for use without external optics in cell phones or digital cameras.

Ceramos produces an impressive 90 lm from an operating current of 500 mA and is therefore one of the brightest LEDs without a lens for flash photography currently available on the market. Both Ceramos versions are fully encapsulated. The version with the diffused encapsulation appears radiant white even when not in use and can also be used as a design element. The LED with the transparent encapsulation appears slightly yellow. When used in cell phones, both versions help create excellent photos even in darkness or difficult lighting conditions. The white light is produced by blue ThinGaN chips measuring just 1 mm² and a yellow converter by means of chip level conversion.

The new Oslux LED benefits from an optimized chip and lens design that results in greater brightness. It produces a remarkable 100 lx from an operating current of 500 mA; higher brightness values can be achieved with higher operating currents. Oslux is therefore ideal for cell phones and high-quality digital cameras.

"A sizeable proportion of modern cell phones equipped with LED flash units use our high-flux LEDs", said Dr. Volker Härle, Senior Director LED Marketing at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. He is confident that this proportion will increase still further with the new LED flash products. Its uptake will be greatly assisted by the fact that the new brighter products have the same connections so they can be easily used as direct replacements for the previous generation of LED flash units.

About OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

OSRAM is part of the Industry sector of Siemens and 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 Santa Clara (USA), and for Asia in Hong Kong. OSRAM Opto Semiconductors also has sales offices throughout the world. In the 2007 fiscal year (to the end of September) OSRAM Opto Semiconductors employed more than 4000 people and achieved sales totaling 520 million euros. For more information go to www.osram-os.com.

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