Automotive FAQ – LED lighting

General Information

What is Lumen?

Specifies the overall visible light output of a light source, which is emitted in all directions.

What is Candela?

Specifies the luminous flux, which is emitted into a certain direction.

What is Lux?

It is the measurement unit of illumination intensity. It specifies the luminous flux, which is emitted on a certain surface. At 1 lux e.g. the human eye can easily read a book.

What is IP?

The IP Code classifies and rates the degree of protection provided against intrusion, dust, accidental contact, and water by mechanical casings and electrical enclosures.

What is ECE?

United Nations Economic Commision for Europe.

What is the Reference Number?

The reference number is a value that is related to the high beam headlight which is regulated in ECE R112. Every certified high beam headlight has a reference number marked on it either left or right to the E-mark sign. According to ECE R112 the sum of all reference numbers of high beam headlights attached to the car must not exceed a total of 100.

What is an E-Mark?

An E-Mark has to be put on a product if it fullfills at least one category of the ECE regulation. Example and explanation:

  • H: Halogen/LED
  • D: Xenon
  • C: Low beam
  • R: High beam
  • PL: Plastic lens
  • 2439: Approval number
  • Arrow left right: left- and right-hand driving
  • 30: Reference number
  • E4: Granted approval in Netherlands

LED Driving Lights

Can I install the driving light by myself?

The driving ligths can be installed by a technically skilled person. We recommend that people with no training have the installation done by a service centre.

My driving light mist up on the inside. Is this normal and what can I do to prevent it?

Since moisture can get into driving lights while driving in rain or when using a high-pressure jet at a car wash, slight misting of the driving lights is not considered to be a quality defect. The driving lights may also mist up during transitional weather. This should normally disappear after a short time by circulating air. A frequent cause of misted car lights is incorrect use of high-pressure jets while washing the car. We therefore recommend never directing the water jet directly at a driving light and keeping a distance of at least 30 cm from the car.

Do I have to consider special mounting regulations?

According to ECE regulations products need to be installed pairwise (national legislation may differ). There are no special mounting regulations on width and heigth, for pure high beam products. For products with position light, special mounting regulations apply (see user manual).

Can I wire the driving light directly to the corresponding light function?

The driving lights are fully ECE compliant and can therefore be directly wired to the corresponding light function.

Are the driving lights covered by any EMC test?

Yes, the driving lights are covered by ECE R10.

LED Working Lights

Can I install the working light by myself?

The working ligths can be installed by a technically skilled person. We recommend that people with no training have the conversion done by a service centre.

My working light mist up on the inside. Is this normal and what can I do to prevent it?

Since moisture can get into working lights while driving in rain or when using a high-pressure jet at a car wash, slight misting of the working lights is not considered to be a quality defect. The working lights may also mist up during transitional weather. This should normally disappear after a short time by circulating air. A frequent cause of misted car lights is incorrect use of high-pressure jets while washing the car. We therefore recommend never directing the water jet directly at a working light and keeping a distance of at least 30 cm from the car.

Do I have to consider special mounting regulations?

No special mounting regulations apply.

How do I have to wire the working lights?

The working lights need to be installed with a separate switch, they must not be directly wired to a light function of the car.

Are the working lights covered by any EMC test?

Yes, the working lights are covered by ECE R10.

LEDriving replacement lamps: LED retrofits

What are possible applications for LED retrofits?

Interior:

  • Dome light
  • Reading light
  • Dashboard light
  • Glove box light
  • Foot area light
  • Trunk light

Exterior (off-road only):

  • Position light
  • Turn indicator
  • Daytime Running Light
  • Fog Light
  • Door entry light
  • Tail light
  • Brake Light
  • License plate light

Why are exterior applications only allowed as off-road?

Even though the performance of high quality retrofits is very close to the one of traditional lamps, the products do not have an ECE certification which is mandatory for exterior applications. The reason for the non existing approval is the difference in construction in comparison to existing incandescent light sources. Therefore the installation and usage of products without ECE certification leads to an expiration of the operating license and the insurance coverage.

Together with other members of the lighting industry, OSRAM is continuously working to achieve an adaption of the current ECE regulation in order to be able to offer street legal products.

The bordcomputer displays an error message about a broken lamp even though it works?

Some cars have a so-called "outage detection system" for light sources. This system checks the function of the lights in the form of electric impulses. As LEDs have a lower power consumption than conventional lamps, the outage detection system could report them as “defect”.

In case that you notice this error in your vehicle, we recommend the use of OSRAM LEDriving Canbus Control Unit.

How can I install a LED retrofit?

The base of all OSRAM LED retrofits is conform to EC standards. Therefore the old lamp simply has to be replaced by the LED retrofit. Please be aware that LED retrofits can be used for interior applications only. In exterior applications they may be used off-road only.

Which color should be used for which application?

For exterior applications, customers are required to use red LEDriving Retrofit behind red or clear lenses, such as braking light. LEDriving Retrofits in yellow color are used in terms of exterior application behind yellow or clear lenses such as turn indicators. Similar for LEDriving Retrofits in cool white, they can be used for clear lenses, e.g. fog lamp.

Note: OFF-ROAD only when used in an exterior application. These products do not have ECE approval. This means that they cannot be fitted in exterior lights if the vehicle is to be used on public roads.

For interior applications, you are free to choose the color.

What are the benefits of buying OSRAM LEDriving Products?

Along with the purchase of LEDriving products, you get benefits that you only find at OSRAM:

  • OSRAM quality control
  • longer lifetime thanks to optimized heat management systems
  • OSRAM guarantee and European guarantee
  • continuous high performance light output
  • exact light colors
  • perfect fit
  • easy plug & play installation
  • easy reach of customer service

If you need further information, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com, hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22) or have a closer look at our services.

What do the color-abbreviations stand for?

Some OSRAM LEDriving products, such as LEDriving retrofits, are available in different light colors. You can always identify the color version at the end of the order reference number:

  • CW = Cool White ( 6.000K )
  • WW = Warm White (4.000 K)
  • BL = Blue
  • GR = Green
  • R = Red
  • YE = Amber

LEDriving headlights: Golf VII Editions

Is it legal to drive with the LEDriving headlights for VW Golf VII on public roads in Europe?

The LEDriving headlights for VW Golf VII are fully ECE compliant for a replacement of halogen and xenon Golf VII headlights. They are approved according to R6, R7, R 48, R87 and R112 and may therefore be legally installed and used in Europe. This does not include special requirements of individual countries on top of the standard ECE certification of the product.

Does any other conversion have to be done to the vehicle along with replacing the headlight?

Using our headlight means that no other conversion is necessary. You do not need to refit a headlight washer system or dimmer.

Can I replace the LEDriving headlights for VW Golf VII by myself?

The headlights can be replaced by a technically skilled person. Ideally, the spoiler should be disassembled by two people. We recommend that people with no training have the conversion done by a service centre.

Are any special tools required for the conversion?

No special tool is needed. All screws and fittings can be loosened using a Torx attachment, screwdriver, and spanner.

How can I take out the 10 pin fitting for the original headlight?

The fitting can be carefully levered out using a screwdriver.

Does the headlight need adjustment after installation?

The headlight light beam pattern must be checked by a service centre and adjusted if necessary.

Should I expect error messages in the on-board system after installation?

Replacing the headlights will not lead to error messages.

Additional 2 red wires are attached to the LEDriving headlights for VW Golf VII. Where do I connect these?

These wires must be connected to the positive terminal of the vehicle battery. Without connection, impaired function and error messages in the on-board computer may occur.

Do the headlights have a cornering light function?

The headlight does not have a cornering light function.

My headlights mist up on the inside. Is this normal and what can I do to prevent it?

Since moisture can get into headlights while driving in rain or when using a high-pressure jet at a car wash, slight misting of the headlights is not considered to be a quality defect. The headlights may also mist up during transitional weather. This should normally disappear after a short time by circulating air.

A frequent cause of misted car lights is incorrect use of high-pressure jets while washing the car. We therefore recommend never directing the water jet directly at a headlight and keeping a distance of at least 30 cm from the car.

Do the LEDriving headlights for VW Golf VII also work with customer-specific coding?

The LEDriving headlights for VW Golf VII electronics were designed and validated on vehicles with factory coding. OSRAM therefore cannot guarantee that the headlights will function correctly in vehicles with modified coding. We ask you to check and consider this before installing the headlights.

Can I install the LEDriving headlights for VW Golf VII in every VW Golf VII model?

The LEDriving® headlights for VW Golf VII were designed according to the European car model of VW Golf VII pre facelift (08/2012-2017). This means that local adaptions of the manufacturers may have an impact on the functionality of the LEDriving® headlights for VW Golf VII.

LEDHL103 versions are a replacement for the OEM halogen headlight, LEDHL104 versions are a replacement for OEM xenon with LED day time running lights headlight.

What is the difference between the three editions GTI, BLACK and CHROME of LEDriving headlights for VW Golf VII? Are there technical or only differences in terms of the design?

The only difference between the three versions BLACK, CHROME and GTI is the different bezel coating. From technical side all versions are identical.

Are there any differences of the LEDriving headlights for VW Golf VII due to right and left hand driving?

The LEDriving headlights for VW Golf VII were designed according to the European car model of VW. This means that local adaptions of the manufacturers may have an impact on the functionality of the LEDriving headlights for VW Golf VII. LEDriving headlights for VW Golf VII are not suitable for left-hand traffic.

Are the LEDriving headlights for VW Golf VII approved according to SAE and CCC?

The LEDriving headlights for VW Golf VII are not SAE and CCC compliant.

Do I need an additional approval document for the LEDriving headlights for VW Golf VII (e.g. ABE)?

No additional documents are needed (special legal country requirements not included). Nevertheless LEDriving headlights for VW Golf VII have ECE approval and we offer an official document. Please get in touch with the colleagues at automotive-service@osram.com.

LEDriving XENARC headlights: Golf VI Editions

Is it legal to drive with the LEDriving XENARC Golf VI headlight on public roads in Europe?

The LEDriving XENARC Golf VI headlights are fully ECE compliant for a replacement of halogen Golf VI headlights. They are approved according to R6, R7, R48, R87 and R98 and may therefore be legally installed and used in Europe. This does not include special requirements of individual countries on top of the standard ECE certification of the product.

Does any other conversion have to be done to the vehicle along with replacing the headlight?

Using our 25W XENARC technology means that no other conversion is necessary. You do not need to refit a headlight washer system or dimmer.

Can I replace the LEDriving XENARC Golf VI headlights by myself?

The headlights can be replaced by a technically skilled person. Ideally, the spoiler should be disassembled by two people. We recommend that people with no training have the conversion done by a service centre.

Are any special tools required for the conversion?

No special tool is needed. All screws and fittings can be loosened using a Torx attachment, screwdriver, and spanner.

How can I take out the 10 pin fitting for the original headlight?

The fitting can be carefully levered out using a screwdriver.

Does the headlight need adjustment after installation?

The headlight light beam pattern must be checked by a service centre and adjusted if necessary.

Should I expect error messages in the on-board system after installation?

Replacing the headlights will not lead to error messages.

Additional 2 red wires are attached to the LEDriving XENARC Golf VI. Where do I connect these?

These wires must be connected to the positive terminal of the vehicle battery. Without connection, impaired function and error messages in the on-board computer may occur.

Do the headlights have a cornering light function?

The headlight does not have a cornering light function.

My headlights mist up on the inside. Is this normal and what can I do to prevent it?

Since moisture can get into headlights while driving in rain or when using a high-pressure jet at a car wash, slight misting of the headlights is not considered to be a quality defect. The headlights may also mist up during transitional weather. This should normally disappear after a short time by circulating air.

A frequent cause of misted car lights is incorrect use of high-pressure jets while washing the car. We therefore recommend never directing the water jet directly at a headlight and keeping a distance of at least 30 cm from the car.

Do the LEDriving XENARC Golf VI headlights also work with customer-specific coding?

The LEDriving XENARC Golf VI headlight electronics were designed and validated on vehicles with factory coding. OSRAM therefore cannot guarantee that the headlights will function correctly in vehicles with modified coding. We ask you to check and consider this before installing the headlights.

Can I install the LEDriving XENARC Golf VI headlights in every VW Golf VI model?

The LEDriving XENARC Golf VI headlights were designed according to the European car model of VW. This means that local adaptions of the manufacturers may have an impact on the functionality of the LEDriving XENARC Golf VI headlights.

What is the difference between the three editions GTI, BLACK and CHROME of LEDriving XENARC Golf VI headlights? Are there technical or only differences in terms of the design?

The only difference between the three versions BLACK, CHROME and GTI is the different bezel coating. From technical side all versions are identical.

Are there any differences of the LEDriving XENARC Golf VI headlights due to right and left hand driving?

The LEDriving XENARC Golf VI headlights were designed according to the European car model of VW. This means that local adaptions of the manufacturers may have an impact on the functionality of the LEDriving XENARC Golf VI headlights. LEDriving XENARC Golf VI headlights are not suitable for left-hand traffic.

Are the LEDriving XENARC Golf VI headlights approved according to SAE and CCC?

The LEDriving XENARC Golf VI headlights are not SAE and CCC compliant.

Do I need an additional approval document for the LEDriving XENARC Golf VI headlights (e.g. ABE)?

No additional documents are needed (special legal country requirements not included). Nevertheless LEDriving XENARC Golf VI headlights have ECE approval and we offer an official document. Please get in touch with the colleagues at automotive-service@osram.com.

LEDriving XENARC headlights: Ford Focus 3

Is it legal to drive with the LEDriving XENARC headlights for Ford Focus 3 on public roads in Europe?

The LEDriving XENARC headlights for Ford Focus 3 are fully ECE compliant for a replacement of halogen Ford Focus 3 headlights. They are approved according to R6, R7, R 48, R87 and R112 and may therefore be legally installed and used in Europe. This does not include special requirements of individual countries on top of the standard ECE certification of the product.

Why do we need a separate connection to the fuse box?

The LEDriving XENARC headlights for Ford Focus 3 has a LED day time running light, which the halogen version of the Ford Focus 3 headlight doesn`t have, therefore we need to get the signal from the fuse box.

Can I replace the LEDriving XENARC headlights for Ford Focus 3 by myself?

The headlights can be replaced by a technically skilled person. Ideally, the spoiler should be disassembled by two people. We recommend that people with no training have the conversion done by a service centre.

Are any special tools required for the conversion?

No special tool is needed. All screws and fittings can be loosened using a Torx attachment, screwdriver, and spanner.

How can I take out the 10 pin fitting for the original headlight?

The fitting can be carefully levered out using a screwdriver.

Does the headlight need adjustment after installation?

The headlight light beam pattern must be checked by a service centre and adjusted if necessary.

Should I expect error messages in the on-board system after installation?

Replacing the headlights will not lead to error messages.

Additional 2 red wires are attached to the LEDriving XENARC headlights for Ford Focus 3. Where do I connect these?

These wires must be connected to the positive terminal of the vehicle battery. Without connection, impaired function and error messages in the on-board computer may occur.

Do the headlights have a cornering light function?

The headlight does not have a cornering light function.

My headlights mist up on the inside. Is this normal and what can I do to prevent it?

Since moisture can get into headlights while driving in rain or when using a high-pressure jet at a car wash, slight misting of the headlights is not considered to be a quality defect. The headlights may also mist up during transitional weather. This should normally disappear after a short time by circulating air.

A frequent cause of misted car lights is incorrect use of high-pressure jets while washing the car. We therefore recommend never directing the water jet directly at a headlight and keeping a distance of at least 30 cm from the car.

Do the LEDriving XENARC headlights for Ford Focus 3 also work with customer-specific coding?

The LEDriving XENARC headlights for Ford Focus 3 electronics were designed and validated on vehicles with factory coding. OSRAM therefore cannot guarantee that the headlights will function correctly in vehicles with modified coding. We ask you to check and consider this before installing the headlights.

Can I install the LEDriving XENARC headlights for Ford Focus 3 in every Ford Focus 3 model?

The LEDriving XENARC headlights for Ford Focus 3 were designed according to the European car model of Ford Focus. This means that local adaptions of the manufacturers may have an impact on the functionality of the LEDriving XENARC headlights for Ford Focus 3.

Are there any differences of the LEDriving XENARC headlights for Ford Focus 3 due to right and left hand driving?

The LEDriving XENARC headlights for Ford Focus 3 were designed according to the European car model of Ford Focus 3 (2010-11/2014). This means that local adaptions of the manufacturers may have an impact on the functionality of the LEDriving XENARC headlights for Ford Focus 3. LEDriving XENARC headlights for Ford Focus 3 are not suitable for right-hand traffic.

Are the LEDriving XENARC headlights for Ford Focus 3 approved according to SAE and CCC?

The LEDriving XENARC headlights for Ford Focus 3 are not SAE and CCC compliant.

Do I need an additional approval document for the LEDriving XENARC headlights for Ford Focus 3 (e.g. ABE)?

No additional documents are needed (special legal country requirements not included). Nevertheless LEDriving XENARC headlights for Ford Focus 3 have ECE approval and we offer an official document. Please get in touch with the colleagues at automotive-service@osram.com.

Is there a difference between Ford Focus 3 and Ford Focus MK3?

No, this is the same headlight generation.

LED fog lights: LEDriving FOG

My car model is not included in the application list.

The application list of LEDriving FOG contains only car models with an integrated "plug and play" option. An installation for non- listed car models is principally possible by making adjustments on mounting and wiring. An additional adapter kit for other car models will be available soon.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com, hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

Is it legal to use the LEDriving FOG on public roads in Europe?

LEDriving FOG is approved for use as daytime running lights according to ECE R87 and as fog lamps in accordance with ECE R19. It is therefore legal to install and operate them as daytime running lights and fog lights in Europe.

For Europe it is stipulated and compulsory to install and operate the lights in accordance with ECE R48. The installation and connection in accordance with ECE R48 is described in the enclosed operating manual.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com, hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

Is LEDriving FOG suitable for vehicles with already existing cornering light?

Please check the deactivation of the cornering light function in the control unit of your vehicle. A parallel operation is currently not possible.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com, hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

Are error messages from the on-board electronics expected after installation?

The significantly lower power consumption of the LEDriving FOG compared to e.g. halogen fog lights may in some cases induce error messages in the on-board electronics (“bulbs defective”). As a remedy, we suggest the installation of an additional power resistor. In many cases, the failure detection can be disabled by a specialist.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com, hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

Does the LEDriving FOG have a position light function?

The LEDriving FOG offers a dimming function, which can be activated by connecting wire 4 (brown). Please note that this feature does not have an ECE certification and thus no permission for use in public road traffic.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com,
hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

When the hazard lights are switched on, the LEDriving FOG starts flashing synchronously.

The LEDriving FOG provides an additional warning flash function which can be disabled by removing the wires 7 and 8 (green and gray). Please note that this feature does not have an ECE certification and thus no permission for use in public road traffic.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com,
hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

What is assistant cornering?

The LEDriving FOG offers an assistant light function cornering through the turn signal control, which can be disabled by removing the wires 7 and 8 (green and gray). Please note that this feature does not have an ECE certification and thus no permission for use in public road traffic.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com,
hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

Does LEDriving FOG work for hybrid vehicles or vehicles having an automatic start-stop system?

The LEDriving FOG is suitable for hybrid vehicles and vehicles having an automatic start-stop system.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com,
hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

Is LEDriving FOG suitable for vehicles with automatic light?

The LEDriving FOG is suitable for vehicles with automatic light.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com,
hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

LEDriving fog lights: LEDriving FOG PL

How many color editions exist for LEDriving fog lights?

There are three color editions for LEDriving fog lights: silver, blue and gold. The availability highly depends on the request.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com,
hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

My car model is not included in the application list.

The application list of LEDriving FOG contains only car models with an integrated "plug&play option". Additional mounting bracket can also be found in the list to show the extend car models. An installation for non- listed car models is principally possible by making adjustments on mounting and wiring. An additional adapter kit for other car models will be available soon.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com, hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

No light output on a 12V power supply

Please make sure, that the left and right lamp is connected firstly, before turning on the power supply. The reason is, that the lamp is in serial connection, and cannot be lit up separately.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com, hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

When the hazard lights are switched on, the LEDriving FOG starts flashing synchronously.

The LEDriving FOG provides an additional warning flash function which can be disabled by removing the wires 7 and 8 (green and gray). Please note that this feature does not have an ECE certification and thus no permission for use in public road traffic.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com,
hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

What is assistant cornering?

The LEDriving FOG offers an assistant/auxiliary light function cornering through the turn signal control, which can be disabled by removing the wires 7 and 8 (green and gray). Please note that this feature does not have an ECE certification and thus no permission for use in public road traffic.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com, hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

Does LEDriving FOG work for hybrid vehicles or vehicles having an automatic start-stop system?

The LEDriving FOG is suitable for hybrid vehicles and vehicles having an automatic start-stop system.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com,
hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

Is LEDriving FOG suitable for vehicles with automatic light?

The LEDriving FOG is suitable for vehicles with automatic light.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com,
hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

LED daytime running lights: LEDriving LG

What can I do if I have general problems with switching the daytime running light on and off?

Make sure that you have a connection to clamp 15/ignition.

Also, check that the wiring has been carried out properly and in accordance with the instructions.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com, hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

Is it legal to use the LEDriving LG daytime running lights on public roads in Europe?

LEDriving LG is approved for use as daytime running lights in accordance with ECE R87 and as position lights in accordance with ECE R7. It is therefore legal to install and operate them as daytime running lights and position lights in Europe.

For Europe it is stipulated and compulsory to install and operate the lights in accordance with ECE R48. The installation and connection in accordance with ECE R48 is described in the enclosed operating instructions.

In addition, you must observe national regulations concerning installation and operation (such as regulations for daytime running lights or recording the details in the vehicle paperwork).

Can I install the daytime running lights in my vehicle?

We have tested the product on a large number of cars without any problems.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com, hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

Does LEDriving LG also work in vehicles having automatic lighting?

The LEDriving LG daytime running lights are fully functional in vehicles with automatic lighting systems, provided that there is fundamental compatibility with the specific model of vehicle.

The control unit on the daytime running lights automatically detects - using the direct cabling to the dipped headlights - whether they are switched on or not, and thus automatically switches backwards and forwards between the daytime running light mode and the navigation light mod, even when the light switch is set to "automatic".

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com, hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

Does LEDriving LG also work on vehicles having an automatic start-stop facility/hybrid vehicles?

The LEDriving LG also works in vehicles which have start stop automatic or hybrid technology, because the DRL is switched by the ignition of the vehicle.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com, hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

How do I install the LEDriving LG daytime running lights?

  • Red wire: Connect to the positive terminal on the battery (+).
  • Black wire: Connect to the minus terminal on the battery (-).
  • Orange wire: Connect to the clamp 15/ignition of the vehicle.
  • Green wire: Connect to the plus line of the positionlight.

Safety note: Never connect the lamps directly with the battery since there is a danger of causing damage. Always connect the lamps to the control unit.

Always observe the installation instructions which will provide you with more information. These can be found in the OSRAM Product Catalog under "Downloads".

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com, hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

How does LEDriving LG operate as position lights?

In addition to its approval as daytime running lights in accordance with ECE R87, it is also approved for position lights in accordance with ECE R7. It is therefore legal to install and operate them as daytime running lights and position lights in Europe.

When LEDriving LG is used as position lights, the LEDs are dimmed when the dimmed headlights are switched on and continue to operate at 50% output.

According to the ECE regulations you have to replace the original position lights with the included dummys.

The dummy lamps are resistors which prevent a fault message being generated by the electronic system monitor in the vehicle when the position lamps are removed.

Further details are available in the installation instructions.

LEDambient CONNECT (app-controlled styling products)

Where can I download the LEDambient CONNECT App?

You can download the OSRAM LEDambient CONNECT app for iPhone and iPad for free here:

You can download the OSRAM LEDambient CONNECT app for Android for free here:

Which mobile phone operating systems are supported by the LEDambient CONNECT app?

The app "LEDambient CONNECT" works best on iPhone versions starting from 3G and operating systems higher than iOS 7.0.. Basically, the operating systems of iOS 7.0 and higher and of all device lines iPadTM, iPod® and iPhone are supported. The "LEDambient CONNECT" app is available for all Android devices with a version of 4.3 and higher.

Which products can be used and controlled with the LEDambient CONNECT app?

All products within the LED Ambient Content family can be controlled with the CONNECT app:

  • LEDambient TUNING LIGHTS CONNECT (Base Kit & Extension Kit)
  • LEDambient PULSE CONNECT

The app crashes when starting or when I touch the screen.

Please reset the tablet or mobile phone or consult the operating instructions for your device.

Can I control more than one LEDambient CONNECT product with my device?

Sure, you can control up to 10 products with one device.

The app does not "talk" to the controller?

Please make sure that Bluetooth is switched on on your device.

What can I do if the products do not light up after installation?

Please check the connection to the battery and check the fuse to make sure that there is power.

The lights have different colors.

In this case, please contact the customer service.

The lights turn turquoise for 10 seconds, then turn off. Is this normal?

This is a normal behavior. It means that the controller has been connected to the phone or tablet.

LEDambient CONNECT cannot be switched off. How can I switch off the products?

You can either turn down the brightness, close the app, or wait 30 minutes for the connection to automatically disconnect if there is no more Bluetooth connection.

Do I have to be very close to my vehicle for the connection? What is the easiest way to install it?

You can install the LEDambient CONNECT products by yourself. Details on installation can be found in the operating instructions or in the installation videos:

Can I install the LEDambient CONNECT products in any vehicle?

Yes, you can install the LEDambient TUNING LIGHTS CONNECT & PULSE CONNECT products in any car or truck.

What type of battery is required for the LEDambient CONNECT products?

All LEDambient CONNECT products have been developed for 12V voltage. Depending on the product, the electrical connection can be made via an adapter in the cigarette lighter or direct wiring to the car battery.

How much electricity does the LEDambient PULSE CONNECT need in standby mode?

The product consumes less than 5µA (< 0.005mA) in standby mode, which is insignificant for the car battery.

Can I extend the LEDambient TUNING LIGHTS CONNECT-Base Kit with more than one LED strip?

Yes, OSRAM also offers an extension kit. You can add at least 20m of LED strips and control them all with your app. You only need to perform the initial setup again when you add new strips.

LEDambient TUNING LIGHTS (remote controlled styling lights)

How are the LEDambient TUNING LIGHTS controlled?

The LEDambient TUNING LIGHTS are controlled via a remote control. They can not be controlled by the LEDambient CONNECT app. The app functions only work for the second generation (LEDambient TUNING LIGHTS CONNECT).

Can I combine the LEDambient TUNING LIGHTS (Base Kit) with more than one LED strip and manage them with one remote control?

Yes, Extension kits are available. You can combine an unlimited amount of LED strips and manage all with one remote control. To do that, you only have to repeat the initial adjustment when adding new lights.

Can I install the LEDambient TUNING LIGHTS by myself or do I need the support of a car workshop?

You can install the LEDambient TUNING LIGHTS by yourself. Please find details to the installation in the installation guide and have a look at the installation videos:

OSRAM LEDambient Tuning Lights - Video Tutorial

Can I install the LEDambient TUNING LIGHTS in every type of car?

Yes, you can install the LEDambient TUNING LIGHTS in every car type.

Which kind of battery source do I need for the use of LEDambient TUNING LIGHTS?

The LEDambient TUNING LIGHTS are designed to work within a 12V circuit. The electric connection can be set up via the integrated cigarette-lighting-adapter.

Can the LEDambient TUNING LIGHTS be used only for interior application?

Yes, the LEDambient TUNING LIGHTS are only suited for the usage in the car’s interior.

LED inspection lights for professionals: LEDinspect PRO

Why are there numbers behind each product name of the LEDinspect PRO family?

The numbers behind the product name indicate the lumen output of the main light. For example, the POCKET 160 is a user-friendly inspection light, that comes with a main light of up to 160 lumen.

How to charge the SLIMLINE 280?

The FOLDABLE 80 has a battery status display. If the battery is low, you can easily charge via USB port and DC/AC (with charging cable).

How to mount the BONNET 1400?

It can be used free-handed, thanks to a rotatable hook. It can also be mounted inside the motorcompartment of a car via the extendable telescopic holder.

The length of the operable cable is 5m.

How to charge the PENLIGHT 150?

The PENLIGHT 150 has a rechargeable 800 mAhLi-Polymer battery. You can easily charge via USB port and DC/AC (with charging cable).

What are the benefits of UV light?

UV light shows leakage, but only when cooland is applied first. The leakage is then shown in yellow or light green color.

LED inspection lights for private use: LEDinspect

Why are there numbers behind each product name of the LEDinspect family?

The numbers behind the product name indicate the lumen output of the main light. For example, the POCKET 160 is a user-friendly inspection light, that comes with a main light of up to 160 lumen.

How to charge the FOLDABLE 80?

The FOLDABLE 80 has a battery status display. If the battery is low, you have differnt possibilities to charge the inspection lamp:

Rechargeable via 220 V adapter and 12 V cigarette lighter. A battery is not required, but can be used.

Which LEDinspect products include batteries?

The LEDinspect MINI 125, LEDinspect PENLIGHT 80 and the HEADLAMP 300 include three AAA batteries.

How to charge the POCKET 160?

The POCKET 160 works with Li-ion battery. You can easily charge via USB port and DC/AC (with charging cable).

Does the POCKET 160 come with different light settings?

Yes, the POCKET 160 comes with two light functions: 160 lm (high) and 75 lm (low).

How to charge the FLASHLIGHT 15?

You can easily charge it via cigarette lighters. The FLASHLIGHT 15 fits to all sizes of cigarette lighter sockets.

How to charge the SLIMLINE 250?

The SLIMLINE 250 works with Li-ion battery. You can easily charge via USB port and DC/AC (with charging cable).

How to charge the PROFESSIONAL 150?

The PROFESSIONAL 150 works with Li-ion battery. You can easily charge via USB port and DC/AC (with charging cable).

The PROFESSIONAL 150 is not delivered with a charging station. It comes only with a base station for safe keeping.

What is the size of the headband? What is the weight of the product?

The size of the headband is 65cm. The best way to balance out the weight is to wear it over a helmet, which is easily possible with the length of the headband.

LED warning lights: LEDguardian

What are the different operation modes? Does it have a torch function?

Equipped with 16 long-lasting LEDs, the light offers three different modes of operation: flashing, permanently on or torch function.

What is the color of the warning light?

The warning function of the LEDguardian ROAD FLARE has a orange light, which emits through 360°. It is visible from a far distance and can provide decisive information about a hazard in case of danger. LEDguardian ROAD FLARE is not approved as a warning light according to German Road Traffic Licencing Regulations (StVZO).

What are the different operation modes? Does it have a torch function?

The LEDguardian SAVER LIGHT PLUS is a torch, work light and warning light all together in one product. Apart from that this practical all-rounder offers reliable help as an emergency hammer to smash the windscreen and as a seat belt cutter.

LED reading lights: ONYX COPILOT

What is the difference between M-7 and L-7?

OSRAM sells two versions of the ONYX COPILOT: the M-7 and the L-7.

ONYX COPILOT M-7: fully mounted version for e.g. cabins of a truck. The lamp with 20 lm light output for a pleasently warm and glare-free light is powered via cigarette lighter and has a length of 37 cm. The M-7 version fits in all cigarette lighter sockets.

ONYX COPILOT L-7:The lamp with 20 lm light output for a pleasently warm and glare-free light has a plastic base for fixed connection. The length is 37 cm.

If you need further help, do not hesitate to contact our OSRAM Technical Customer Service (automotive-service@osram.com, hotline: +49 89 62 13 33 22).

Is the product suitable for passenger cars (12 volt) and trucks (24 volt)?

Yes, the product is suitable for 12V and 24V.

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