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LEGAL !!! H7 LEDs bulbs are are available in Germany from OSRAM.

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  • LEGAL !!! H7 LEDs bulbs are are available in Germany from OSRAM.

    This is great news and the information is just a couple of days old.
    OSRAM released H7 LED bulbs that are legal. However they are only legal on the cars that got certified by OSRAM and registered in Germany. 6000k kelvin. 18watts.

    https://www.osram.de/am/night-breake...taetsliste.jsp

    https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B08...SIN=B08DNZMC11

    However I think this is a great step into the right directions and really shows how almost everything is achievable for big companies. Technically wise these osram bulbs don't seem better than most bulbs from China. So it shows that led bulbs can be made safe to drive on roads. The cars that got certified have projector and reflector design low beams.
    Subaru Outback retrofit:
    http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...aru-Outback-H6
    License plate lights with dual brightness:
    https://www.hidplanet.com/forums/for...hen-backing-up

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    There is nothing technologically advanced about these Osram bulbs that make them better than others. In fact I would go out and a limb and say other than being actively cooled, they are similar to these bulbs HERE that I did a review on.

    The NBL LEDs are suited for just over a dozen specific model vehicles because the optics work well with the bulb design. However, like any other decent LED bulb design, they may work good in some, better in others, and horrible in the rest.

    I've said this before but I have a strong feeling that ECE-spec lamps tend to favor this current LED bulb design versus the US/SAE due to their beam design requirements.

    I have been following closely the progress of the legalizing of LED retrofit bulbs of both the US and European assembled task force groups. All the relevant base equivalent criterias have been identified and categorized as well as setting specifications for each category. There has been some prototype LED bulbs that have proven to show some promise when tested against the legal photometric standards but there were still certain test points that failed.

    Its quite evident that there is still some ways to go before a homogenous LED headlight bulb can be approved which will perform in every lamp, and not just in certain lamps. It may take some ingenious engineering and out of the box thinking to find that solution.

    Just to give a little perspective, when you have a zoomed-in view of a typical LED bulb with 3 stacked LED chips and a thick center interval and then put it up against the original filament you can see that the position and size are quite different. Even though at a quick glance they may look "really close" to the filament (some might even mistake it as being exact). These miniscule differences can and will affect the beam pattern, often in a negative manner.

    And these are only SOME of the criteria that is being reviewed with others including (but not limited to) normalized luminous intensity distribution and contrast of the light emitting area.

    www.automotiveLEDresearch.com

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    • #3
      I really like the pictures. Like I stated above I don't think these are superior to other designs but the fact that they got them approved (for certain cars) in Germany is pretty good. I hope others will follow.
      Subaru Outback retrofit:
      http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...aru-Outback-H6
      License plate lights with dual brightness:
      https://www.hidplanet.com/forums/for...hen-backing-up

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