Osram unveils first OLED for car interiors

September 15, 2014 // By Paul Buckley
Osram has launched 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 warm and uniform light.

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. The device 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.

The OLED Reading Light claims to be superior to conventional light sources such as incandescent and halogen lamps in terms of energy efficiency and lamp life. The reading light comes with a five-year guarantee, underlining the high quality of Osram products and will be available from autumn 2014.