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Read our LEDriving replacement bulbs FAQ

Looking for quick answers? Here you will find all frequently asked questions about our LED vehicle lighting.

LED bulbs offer a multitude of advantages, including their distinctive cool white light, which gives cars a modern look. Thanks to their instant light output, they provide faster signals and thus enable drivers behind you to react faster. In addition, they are characterized by their long lifetime and high energy efficiency compared to conventional bulbs.

OSRAM LEDriving FL and SL replacement bulbs are plug & play solutions that make the replacement as easy as it gets.

OSRAM LEDriving HL high and low beam replacement bulbs can be easily installed with an adapter. However, there are specific vehicle restrictions for them. Please read the respective user manual and have a look at the compatibility overview, which you can find at www.osram.com/ledcheck

This problem only affects bulbs from our LEDriving HL and LEDriving SL product ranges. Check the bulb’s polarity and its contacts for corrosion. If your LED bulb does not turn on, you probably need to:

  1. Remove the LED bulb from the housing.
  2. Rotate the bulb by 180°.
  3. Put it back in the housing.
  4. Make sure the LED is on.

For more information, please refer to the user instruction.

Due to their higher level of energy efficiency, LEDriving replacement bulbs use significantly less power than traditional bulbs. This lack of power consumption could be interpreted as a broken bulb by the body control unit. The LEDriving CANBUS CONTROL UNIT serves as a bypass of a vehicle’s bulb failure detection system when using a LEDriving replacement bulb without compromising on the bulb’s performance or lifetime. The control unit is easily installed and is suitable for most vehicle models with an automatic bulb failure detection system.

LED bulbs are significantly more robust than conventional bulbs and are therefore easy to handle. You only have to avoid touching the LED chips as they are heat-sensitive.

OSRAM offers two product ranges of LED signal bulbs: LEDriving PREMIUM SL and LEDriving SL. The ranges mainly differ in terms of:

1. Brightness level
2. Electronic features
3. Quality level
4. Lifetime
5. Guarantee (Refer to www.osram.com/am-guarantee for precise conditions)
6. Packaging design

Features of LEDriving PREMIUM SL

  • High color temperatures of up to 6,000 K
  • Superior brightness
  • Replaces conventional bulbs
  • Premium OSRAM quality
  • Long lifetime of up to 5,000 h

Features of LEDriving SL

  • High color temperatures of up to 6,000 K
  • High brightness
  • Replaces conventional bulbs
  • OSRAM quality
  • Lifetime of up to 2,500h with low energy consumption

We offer dedicated solutions for fog (FL) as well as high and low beam (HL) application. While LEDriving HL have been designed for optimum performance in far-field application, LEDriving FL are ideal for near-field application.

LEDriving replacement bulbs do not have ECE approval. This means they must not be used on public roads in any exterior application. Use on public roads leads to cancellation of operating license and loss of insurance coverage. Several countries do not allow sale and use of these products. Please contact your local distributor for information on the availability in your country.

LEDriving replacement bulbs for signal lighting are compatible for cars and motorcycles. We offer dedicated solutions for 24 V signal lighting:

LEDriving HL high and low beam bulbs are compatible with 12 V and 24 V vehicles:

LEDriving FL fog bulbs are only designed for 12 V application:

LEDriving HL high and low beam bulbs are not equipped with an internal resistor due to the negative effect on the bulbs’ performance and lifetime. Furthermore, additional resistors are not necessary for all car models or applications.

LEDriving HL high and low beam bulbs do have limitations in terms of compatibility for certain verhicles. Please consult our vehicle overview to see if LEDriving HL are compatible with your vehicle.

Forward lighting:

  • High and low beam headlight
  • Fog light

Signal lighting:

  • Parking/marking light/position light
  • Indicator light
  • Door/side light
  • Tail light
  • Brake light
  • License plate light and more

Interior lighting:

  • Dome light
  • Reading light
  • Dashboard light
  • Glovebox light
  • Legroom light
  • Trunk light and more

In addition to the general advantages of LED bulbs, LEDriving replacement bulbs provide benefits that you only find at OSRAM:

  • OSRAM quality control
  • Longer lifetime thanks to optimized heat management systems
  • OSRAM guarantee*
  • Continuous high-performance light output
  • High color temperature & homogeneous light distribution
  • Perfect fit
  • Easy plug & play installation
  • Easy-to-reach customer service

* Refer to www.osram.com/am-guarantee for precise conditions.

LEDriving replacement bulbs are available in different light colors. Check the end of the order reference number to identify the color version:

  • CW = Cool White (6,000 K)
  • WW = Warm White (4,000 K)
  • BL = Blue
  • GR = Green
  • R = Red
  • YE = Amber

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