Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS)

The RoHS-Directive (2011/65/EU) restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment and vehicles respectively. The restrictions are imposed to preserve the environment, improve recycling possibilities and minimize the exposure of employees. The relevant substances are lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium and the flame retardants polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). The following 4 new substances have been added to RoHS Annex II in June 2015: Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP).

Similar legislation is in force or in preparation in other countries and areas.

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OSRAM Opto Semiconductors RoHS/REACh Declaration of Conformity:


OSRAM Opto Semiconductors declares that

  • OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has installed an internal management system which ensures compliance with the applicable legal requirements. This system includes products, parts and materials procured from suppliers
  • OSRAM Opto Semiconductors products do not contain the following substances exceeding defined maximum concentration values, unless in an application exempted by Annex of RoHS Directive (incl. amendments). This declaration includes the 4 new substances added to Annex II of the RoHS Directive in June 2015.

Substances / application

Maximum concentration values tolerated by weight in homogeneous materials

Lead (Pb)0,1 %
Mercury (Hg)0,1%
Cadmium (Cd)0,01%
Hexavalent Chromium (Cr6+)0,1%
Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) and
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)
Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)
0,1 % (banned in EEE as of July 22, 2019)

Similar substance requirements are in force in the EU for Automotive products (End of Life Vehicles – ELV-Directive 2000/53/EC). OSRAM Opto Semiconductors products are in conformity with the directive.

Upon request, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors will provide declarations in the industry databases IMDS® (, BOMcheck® ( or standard certificate of conformity.

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