Laser light as product of the year

OSRAM laser light – Automotive Product of the Year 2015 by the specialist magazine Elektronik

OSRAM Laser Light – Automotive Product of the Year 2015 by the specialist magazine Elektronik

02.04.2015 | Awards

The innovative OSRAM Laser Light has won the "Product of the Year 2015" award from Elektronik magazine in the automotive category. Readers of the specialist magazine voted the product number one from among a total of 111 Top Automotive Products.

This is the second OSRAM product in a row to have won this poll: 2014 the OSRAM Matrix Light LED module has won the Award. Readers of Elektronik monthly and users of the internet portal voted for the "Product of the Year" in eleven different categories for the 17th time. The OSRAM Laser Light convinced readers in the automotive field it was one of the "most innovative, ingenious and trend-setting products" and took the number one spot in the readers’ choice. In voting for automotive products, hot topics such as autonomous driving, advanced driver assistance systems, electromobility, lighting technology and infotainment were considered.

Laser light – the new trend in automotive lighting

Laser light is the next step forward in automotive lighting. Laser diodes are particularly impressive due to the fact they are approximately ten times smaller than LEDs. In addition, these lights have exceptionally high luminance, which far exceeds that of existing light sources. In comparison to the current standard of LED high beam systems, Laser light offers up to a 20% greater headlight range. This opens entirely new possibilities for headlight design, which can be made even smaller than before in the future, without having to compromise on light intensity. Drivers will particularly benefit from the greatest range headlights can currently offer, which ensures better overall visibility and thus a higher level of road safety.

Laser technology is already on the rise among the large car manufacturers. Supported by OSRAM as a system partner, the BMW i8 was the first mass-produced car with front-mounted laser headlights to hit the streets. And BMW’s well-known dual halo headlights also shine in a new light in the new BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights, thanks to OSRAM laser technology.