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OLED technology in the new Audi TT RS

OLED technology in the new Audi TT RS

OLED technology in the new Audi TT RS

26.01.2017 | Automotive, Rear lighting, LED, OLED, Consumer, Garage, General public, Lighting Designer

As a technology leader for automotive lighting solutions, OSRAM is now also providing its OLED lighting for the new Audi TT RS. The linear organic light emitting diodes in the rear light on the production vehicle emphasize the flatness of the light source and act as a design highlight. Splitting the OLEDs into three individually controllable lighting segments – two outer and one inner segment – allows for different lighting functions to be combined. The outer segments are illuminated permanently to support the rear light functions, whereas the inner segment is added when braking.

Apart from their innovative design, the new rear lights also offer impressive functionality. A total of four OLEDs with a total light-emitting area of 49 cm2 and a brightness of 1,000 cd/m2 are mounted as a module on a holder with a mirrored bezel, guaranteeing optimum visibility on the road.

Flexible lighting technology of the future

OSRAM is currently the only company to offer this innovative technology for automotive applications and has therefore a pioneering role in the OLED business. Since OLEDs produce light in very thin layers they are ideal for flexible lighting solutions. For example, 3D shadow effects can be created by segmentation, which is the close arrangement of switchable light surfaces next to one another. The possibility of controlling individual light modules separately opens up even more design options such as dynamic functionality. In addition to offering enormous flexibility of design, OLED technology consumes very little energy, which is of great benefit in the automotive industry.

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