Transportation Lighting

Resources | Reports | Automotive | Dec 19, 2019
Yole Identifies Automotive Lighting Being a Building Block of Autonomous Driving
Yole Identifies Automotive Lighting Being a Building Block of Autonomous Driving The automotive lighting market is booming. Yole Développement (Yole) announces a US$29 billion market in 2018. According to the market research and strategy consulting company, the automotive lighting sector should reach US$38.8 billion in 2024, at a 4.9% CAGR between 2018 and 2024. The digitalization of cars is a megatrend in the automotive industry, moving towards electric and autonomous vehicles. The developments related to this trend facilitate new approaches in safety, comfort, and information services. Exterior lighting is gaining significance because automated driving advancements have illustrated the importance of communication between all road users. Read more »
Technologies | Micro-LEDs | LED Modules | Systems | Automotive | Dec 03, 2019
Hella Announces Development of High-Resolution Lighting System Digital Light SSL|HD
Hella Announces Development of High-Resolution Lighting System Digital Light SSL|HD With the new high-resolution lighting system "Digital Light SSL|HD", the lighting and electronics expert HELLA is making a further significant contribution to greater safety and comfort in road traffic. With this lighting technology, more than 30,000 pixels can be controlled intelligently and individually, thus bringing about numerous new safety functions like optical lane markings. Furthermore, original equipment manufacturers and end customers can use SSL|HD technology to implement and experience further options allowing enhanced individualisation, such as coming and leaving home animations as well as communication functions. Read more »
Featured | LEDs | AC LEDs | White LEDs | Indoor Applications | Automotive | Outdoor Applications | Oct 30, 2019
EzyLED™ Now Stocked at Digi-Key
EzyLED™ Now Stocked at Digi-Key American Bright, a global LED lighting solutions manufacturer, announced a series of EzyLED 3030. American Bright's EzyLED™ is a proprietary LED device with a built-in IC. This patented design drastically reduces the need for additional circuitry and other on-board components making it the ideal solution for tight fitting applications. The smart EzyLED 3030 comes with a constant current regulator with built-in bias voltage rectification circuit and uses conventional 12V/24V AC/DC sources. The EzyLED is also available in a T-10 bulb. Request a free sample today! Read more »
Components | LEDs | Smart LEDs | Automotive | Oct 07, 2019
Everlight Releases EL SmartLED Series for Automotive Interior Applications
Everlight Releases EL SmartLED Series for Automotive Interior Applications Everlight Electronics, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, releases a new generation of lighting products for automotive interior application to bring more convenience to our life. The new EL SmartLED (S-Smart, M-Multi Function, A-Automotive, R-RGB, T-Technology) Series is suitable for automotive interior lighting applications to present colorful combinations in the vehicle interior. Featuring a unique package technology to achieve improved uniformity of light, the EL SmartLED Series embedded intelligent IC driver can better manage colors and adjust brightness via a controller. We expect to provide complete and smart solutions for OEMs. Read more »
Technologies | Research | Flexible OLEDs | Automotive | Special Applications | Sep 17, 2019
Fraunhofer Shows Modular OLED Light Strips
Fraunhofer Shows Modular OLED Light Strips At the International Symposium on Automotive Lighting 2019 (ISAL) in Darmstadt from September 23 to 25, 2019, the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP, a provider of research and development services in the field of organic electronics, will present OLED light strips of any length with additional functionalities for the first time at booth no. 37. Read more »
Tools | Measurement | Luxmeters | Automotive | Special Applications | Sep 06, 2019
New Photometric Detector for Very Low Illuminance Measurements
New Photometric Detector for Very Low Illuminance Measurements To meet the demands of the increasing number of very low light level applications, Gigahertz-Optik has introduced the VL-3707 precision photometric detector capable of accurate measurements down to less than 100 μlux. Read more »
Components | LEDs | Automotive | Sep 02, 2019
ProLight Opto Announced 9-chip Automotive Headlamp LED
ProLight Opto Announced 9-chip Automotive Headlamp LED Continue on with the success of the Pro-CSP Headlamp series launched in 2018, ProLight Opto this year announced a new Pro-CSP product – 9-chip headlamp LED which combines high beam and low beam in a single LED package. Read more »
Automotive | LEDs | Systems + Applications | Jul 15, 2019
New High Output Lens LEDs for Vehicle Instrument Clusters
New High Output Lens LEDs for Vehicle Instrument Clusters ROHM announces the availability of compact high output surface mount LEDs equipped with lens. This new lineup includes 18 devices, comprised of the CSL0901 series featuring standard brightness and the high brightness CSL0902 series. Read more »
Featured | LEDs | AC LEDs | White LEDs | Indoor Applications | Automotive | Outdoor Applications | Apr 12, 2019
EzyLED™ Reduces Circuit Driver Complexity
EzyLED™ Reduces Circuit Driver Complexity American Bright, a global LED lighting solutions manufacturer, announced a series of EzyLED 3030. American Bright's EzyLED™ is a proprietary LED device with a built-in IC. This patented design drastically reduces the need for additional circuitry and other on-board components making it the ideal solution for tight fitting applications. The smart EzyLED 3030 comes with a constant current regulator with built-in bias voltage rectification circuit and uses conventional 12V/24V AC/DC sources. The EzyLED is also available in a T-10 bulb. Request a free sample today! Read more »
Components | LED Modules | Linear Modules | Automotive | Nov 26, 2018
LG Innotek Unveiled “Nexlide-L” for Automotive Ultra-slim Line Lamps
LG Innotek Unveiled “Nexlide-L” for Automotive Ultra-slim Line Lamps LG Innotek today announced that it has developed “Nexlide-L”, a line lighting module for automobiles. It emits bright and uniform light from the module's sharp line of 3 mm width. It is the thinnest width among automotive exterior lamps. Since the quality and mass production tests are already completed, the company can supply customized designs according to customer orders. Read more »
Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Automotive | Nov 19, 2018
Everlight Demonstrated Smart Automotive at Electronica 2018
Everlight Demonstrated Smart Automotive at Electronica 2018 Everlight Eelectronics, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry, not only demonstrated infrared and lighting products but also latest automotive LEDs and modules such as an ADB matrix headlamp, a Mini/Smart Multi Array Rear Lamp at Electronica 2018, Messe Munich, Germany. Read more »
Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Automotive | Nov 08, 2018
Infineon Automotive LED Driver Provides Most Flexible LED Load Diagnosis
Infineon Automotive LED Driver Provides Most Flexible LED Load Diagnosis LED lighting is taking over on the roads. It enables new design trends in cars, such as flexible styling and animation, and increases safety in traffic. If LEDs fail, this affects the reliability of the light. With LITIX™ Basic+, a new LED driver family , Infineon is launching the most flexible single LED short circuit diagnostic feature available on the market at Electronica 2018. The new Active Retry function mode reduces the likelihood of misdiagnoses. This can save drivers unnecessary garage visits. Read more »
Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Automotive | Special Applications | Sep 28, 2018
Automotive Lighting of the Future - Osram’s Oslon Boost HX for New Concepts
Automotive Lighting of the Future - Osram’s Oslon Boost HX for New Concepts As part of digital mirror device (DMD) systems, the LED enables symbols to be projected onto the road in HD quality Just like a normal projector can display pictures on a screen, a DMD system with its millions of micro-mirrors can project light onto the road in the form of symbols. Read more »
Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Automotive | Displays | Aug 28, 2018
Maxim’s LED Backlight Driver - Smallest Footprint for Larger Automotive Displays
Maxim’s LED Backlight Driver - Smallest Footprint for Larger Automotive Displays Automotive infotainment designers can now upgrade to bigger, higher resolution displays with greater ease, reduced cost and smaller solution size with the MAX20069 from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM). The MAX20069 provides the industry’s first solution integrating four I2C-controlled, 150 mA LED backlight drivers and a four-output thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT-LCD) bias in a single chip. The IC can reduce design footprint up to one-third compared to the closest competitor’s parts. Read more »
Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Automotive | Jul 26, 2018
Vishay Automotive Grade Power LEDs - Latest AllnGaP Technology in Smallest Chip Size
Vishay Automotive Grade Power LEDs - Latest AllnGaP Technology in Smallest Chip Size Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced two new series of surface-mount Automotive Grade power LEDs in PLCC-2 and ultra compact MiniLED packages. Utilizing the latest advanced AllnGaP technology in the smallest chip size available, the Vishay Semiconductors VLMx335xx and VLMx235xx series deliver high brightness and maximum drive current up to 50 mA for automotive, industrial, and consumer applications. Read more »
Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Automotive | Industrial | Jul 06, 2018
Analog Devices Announces 60 VOUT Synchronous Boost LED Driver
Analog Devices Announces 60 VOUT Synchronous Boost LED Driver Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear™ LT3762, a 60V output, high efficiency, synchronous, boost LED driver controller with a programmable internal LED PWM signal generator and spread spectrum frequency modulation that yield low EMI noise. The versatile LT3762 includes a rail-to-rail current sense amplifier, enabling high side or low side current sensing that in addition to synchronous boost facilitates synchronous buck-mode and buck-boost mode topologies and nonsynchronous SEPIC designs. Read more »
Automotive | LED Modules | Lamps | Systems + Applications | Jun 12, 2018
Innovative XLS Product Family from Osram is Revolutionizing the Signal Lamp Market
Innovative XLS Product Family from Osram is Revolutionizing the Signal Lamp Market Osram is launching XLS (eXchangable LED Signal), standardized LED light sources for signal light applications in the automotive industry. By combining standardized light sources and LED technology they will fundamentally change the automotive signal lamp sector. “For the first time, a uniform platform with four different light sources can cover all the important signal applications in vehicles. This allows simple replacements, reduces complexity and overall costs for car manufacturers and leads to faster development processes thanks to adapted standards”, said Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO Specialty Lighting at Osram. The LED-based signal lamps are scheduled to appear on the roads from the fall of 2018. Read more »
Components | Electronics | Driver IC | Automotive | Jun 07, 2018
Elmos' LIN Controller for Flicker-Free RGB LED Applications in Vehicle Interior
Elmos' LIN Controller for Flicker-Free RGB LED Applications in Vehicle Interior The Elmos IC E521.36 enables a variable, cost-efficient and very space-saving design of RGB LED modules for the connection to a LIN bus. The device includes a powerful 16-bit microcontroller with 32 kbyte NVM, 128-byte EEPROM and a LIN transceiver that meets the requirements up to LIN 2.2. The integrated microcontroller can be programmed with IAR's widely used software development environment. The addressing in the network takes place with the integrated BSM auto-addressing (bus shunt method). Read more »
Components | LEDs | Automotive | May 23, 2018
American Bright Introduces NEW EzyLED
American Bright Introduces NEW EzyLED American Bright, a global LED lighting solutions manufacturer, today announced a new series of EzyLED 3030. EzyLEDs are connected in parallel, and directly driven by a conventional 12V /24V DC source. For this series of low-to-medium powered LEDs, the IC is built into the LED chip design which dramatically reduces the additional circuitry and eliminates the need for on-the board IC driver and other passive components. Without the need for extra resistors, bridge rectifiers and current regulative diode, inventory management is dramatically reduced making this an ideal solution due to its simplicity and ease of use. Read more »
Components | LEDs | IR-LEDs | Automotive | Apr 11, 2018
Osram Adds Six New High-Power Infrared LEDs to Its Oslon Black Family
Osram Adds Six New High-Power Infrared LEDs to Its Oslon Black Family Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its Oslon Black family for the infrared range with six new automotive IREDs. The 850 nm versions are intended for exterior applications such as night vision, pedestrian protection, pre-field recognition and lane detection. The new 940 nm versions are suitable above all for interior automotive applications such as driver monitoring, seat occupancy detection and gesture recognition. Thanks to different wavelengths and lenses these products cover a wide range of customer requirements and can be operated at up to 5 A in pulsed mode. Read more »
Components | LED Modules | Automotive | Special Applications | Apr 03, 2018
Lextar Announced ADB Automotive Headlight Module
Lextar Announced ADB Automotive Headlight Module LED vertical integration manufacturer Lextar Electronics Corp (“Lextar” or the “Company”) released its adaptive driving beam (ADB) LED headlight module system. In coordination with CCD module, it can detect oncoming cars and dynamically adjust the beam pattern, creating a future new trend for LED automotive headlights. Moreover, the series products of automotive LED packaging, LED module, light engine and others was also displayed at the Auto Lamp Exhibition Shanghai (ALE) on Mar. 28 and 29 to demonstrate the vertical integrated LED product capacity of Lextar. Read more »
Components | Driver IC | Automotive | Feb 27, 2018
Inova Semiconductors' ISELED LED Driver - Now Available as Standalone IC
Inova Semiconductors' ISELED LED Driver - Now Available as Standalone IC Inova Semiconductors today announced a new standalone smart RGB LED driver and controller, the INLC100Q16. This is the latest member of Inova’s ISELED family, a truly revolutionary concept for in-car LED lighting that substantially reduces costs, simplifies control and enables dynamically changing light. Read more »
Components | Driver IC | Automotive | Feb 26, 2018
Semiconductor Solutions for Automotive Applications
Semiconductor Solutions for Automotive Applications At the embedded world 2018 Elmos is presenting motor and LED driver solutions. Possible applications include vehicle rear lights, ambient lighting in the vehicle interior and control of BLDC motors in the 48 V board network. You will find Elmos in Hall 3-341, at the booth of the distributor MEV Elektronik Service GmbH. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Automotive | Driver IC | Jan 15, 2018
Flicker-Free Control of Individual LEDs in Matrix Headlights
Flicker-Free Control of Individual LEDs in Matrix Headlights LEDs combine design flexibility with practical, robust circuitry, enabling automotive designers to produce striking headlight designs matched by exceptionally long life and performance. Keith Szolusha, Sr. Design Leader for LED driver products at Linear Technology, and now part of Analog Devices explains how automobile designers are increasingly incorporating LEDs in lighting because they can be arranged in distinctive eye-catching designs - helping distinguish new models from old, or high end from economy. Read more »
Components | LEDs | Automotive | Dec 21, 2017
New Osram LED for Headlights on all Vehicle Classes
New Osram LED for Headlights on all Vehicle Classes Oslon Compact PL combines new chip technology with excellent thermal properties Osram Opto Semiconductors has added the new Oslon Compact PL to its portfolio of products for the automotive sector. The LED is particularly suitable for use in vehicle headlights. It can be used for adaptive glare-free high beam, daytime running lights, low beam and standard high beam. This all-rounder combines improved design with low system costs, making it suitable for different vehicle classes and accessible to a broad spectrum of customers. Read more »
Components | Driver IC | Automotive | Dec 12, 2017
TI's New Automotive LED Lighting Controller Without Internal MOSFET
TI's New Automotive LED Lighting Controller Without Internal MOSFET Texas Instruments introduced the first 3-channel high-side linear automotive light-emitting diode (LED) controller without internal MOSFETs which gives designers greater flexibility for their lighting designs. The TPS92830-Q1's novel architecture enables higher power and better thermal dissipation than conventional LED controllers, and are particularly beneficial for automotive LED lighting applications that require high performance and reliability. Read more »
Technologies | LEDs | Light Generation | Automotive | Oct 02, 2017
Eviyos LED Prototype Revolutionizes Smart Headlights
Eviyos LED Prototype Revolutionizes Smart Headlights The Eviyos prototype developed by Osram Opto Semiconductors is the world’s first hybrid LED and represents major progress toward the first market-ready smart controllable high-resolution LED. As soon as oncoming traffic is detected the appropriate pixels are automatically switched off so drivers of oncoming vehicles are not dazzled. The prototype, integrated in a demonstrator from Osram Specialty Lighting, were on show for the first time at ISAL from September 25 through 27, 2017 in Darmstadt. Read more »
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