Products, Materials + Tools | Nov 12, 2014

Osram Adds Compact High-Flux P 13 Version to the Soleriq P Series of LEDs

At the electronica 2014 in Munich, Osram Opto Semiconductors has unveiled the P 13 as the latest addition to its Soleriq P series of LEDs. The Soleriq P 13 has a brightness of up to 6800 lumens, making it the highest-power LED in the Soleriq P series. Together with a small light-emitting surface measuring just 13.5 mm in diameter, the P 13 is a highly compact and powerful light source for multiple lighting applications, suitable for high-powered spotlights used in retail, museum and commercial lighting.

The P 13 is available in two versions with different color rendering indexes (CRIs). The CRI 80 version delivers a brightness of 4000 lm even at high temperatures (85°C, 1050 mA) and can be overdriven to deliver up to 6800 lm. The entire package measures 18 x 18 x 1.5 mm, facilitating compact and bright lighting solutions for indoor spotlights and high-bay lighting. Alternatively, for ambitious spotlight applications demanding high color quality, small beam angles and a high lumen output, the CRI 90 version delivers 3300 lm on average and up to 5600 lm in overdriven conditions.

The P 13 has similar light output to the existing 4000-5000 lm Soleriq S 19. “In fact, the new Soleriq P 13 has smaller dimensions and is therefore the right choice for more compact lighting solutions,” says Marc Dyble, product marketing manager for General Lighting at Osram Opto. Compared to other products in the Soleriq P series (the P 9 or the P 6), fewer LEDs are needed to achieve the same light output. The small light-emitting surface permits a simpler lens design, costing less and enabling more compact lighting solutions. Binning of the LEDs (at a current of 1050 mA) takes place at 85°C (‘hot binning’). This high temperature very closely matches normal operating conditions and enables the brightness and color values of the LEDs to be precisely determined in line with their subsequent use, says the firm.

Products in the Soleriq family have certain features in common. The LEDs are all based on chip-on-board (CoB) technology (ensuring uniform color and light appearance), while their light-emitting surface is compatible with the international Zhaga standard. The accessories tailored to the Soleriq family (such as connectors, optics and drivers) are all available on the market and can be obtained via the Osram partner network LED Light for you (LLFY).

Additional information can be found on the Osram-OS website.

About Osram:
Osram of Munich, Germany is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. The company's portfolio covers the entire value chain from components – including lamps, opto semiconductors like light-emitting diodes (LED) – to electronic control gears as well as complete luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions. OSRAM has around 39,000 employees worldwide and generated revenue of 5.4 billion Euros in fiscal year 2012 (ended September 30, 2012). More than 70 percent of its revenue comes from energy-efficient products. The company's business activities have been focusing on light – and hence on quality of life – for over 100 years. Additional information can be found in the internet at