Automotive Lighting

Automotive | Testing | Instrument Systems | Mar 17, 2021

Short-pulse High-Power LED Testing

Short-pulse High-Power LED Testing Optical measurement accuracy for high-power LEDs in advanced LED package designs calls for extremely fast and precisely triggerable spectroradiometers. Read more »

Automotive | Osram Continental | Mar 11, 2021

Exchangeable Light Engine for Automotive Headlamps

Exchangeable Light Engine for Automotive Headlamps With its new eXchangeable Light Engine, OSRAM Continental is now extending and simplifying the integration of LED lighting solutions to entry-level vehicle classes. The automotive lighting specialist aims to create a new industry standard where LED headlights are to become the norm in automotive lighting – to make driving at night significantly safer. Read more »

Automotive | ISELED | Feb 26, 2021

ISELED-Alliance Welcomes Five New Members

ISELED-Alliance Welcomes Five New Members Well-known electronics companies from many industrial sectors are expanding the potential of innovative LED technology. Read more »

Automotive | Tools | Test Equipment | Measurement | Goniophotometers | Imaging Spectrometer | Photometers | Jan 15, 2021

Instrument Systems Introduces System for Efficient Testing of Advanced Headlamps

Instrument Systems Introduces System for Efficient Testing of Advanced Headlamps Instrument Systems presents a newly developed system for ultra-fast testing a wide range of lighting scenarios for advanced headlamps, e.g. HD / ADB / matrix / pixel headlamps. The AMS screen imaging system consists of a far field goniometer, a screen photometer and an illuminance meter and allows synchronized measurements for luminance and far field on a high level of accuracy. Supported by the extended LightCon software, compliance checks according to ECE / SAE / ICAO / FAA regulations as well as extensive graphical analysis are efficient to perform. Read more »

SSL | LEDs | White LEDs | Color LEDs | Architectural Lighting | Automotive | Oct 30, 2020

17% Flux Boost in Key Colors for LUXEON C and CZ Color Lines

17% Flux Boost in Key Colors for LUXEON C and CZ Color Lines Lumileds announced breakthrough flux delivery from the PC Amber, Lime and Royal Blue emitters in its LUXEON C and CZ Color Lines, the lighting industry's broadest lines of color LEDs. The incredible 17% leap in flux of PC Amber in LUXEON C LEDs supports more efficient, safer, and easier to design lighting for first-responder vehicles, tow trucks and construction vehicles Read more »

Automotive | Special Applications | Components | LED Drivers | Driver IC | Oct 15, 2020

Nexperia Launches Industry-First LED Drivers in DFN Package with Side-Wettable Flanks

Nexperia Launches Industry-First LED Drivers in DFN Package with Side-Wettable Flanks Nexperia, the expert in essential semiconductors, today announced a new range of LED drivers in the space-saving DFN2020D-6 (SOT1118D) package. This case style features side-wettable flanks (SWF) which facilitate the use of AOI (automated optical inspection), and improve reliability. This is the first time LED drivers have been available in this beneficial package. The new leadless devices join Nexperia's wide range of LED drivers in leaded packages offering equivalent performance yet reducing PCB space by up to 90% compared to SOT223. Read more »

Automotive | IR | Components | Gesture-Control | Sep 28, 2020

Maxim Dynamic Gesture Sensing for Automotive Applications at Industry's Lowest Cost and Smallest Size

Maxim Dynamic Gesture Sensing for Automotive Applications at Industry's Lowest Cost and Smallest Size Designers of automotive systems can now add dynamic hand-gesture controls with greater ease at the industry's lowest cost and smallest size with the MAX25205 data acquisition system from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Featuring integrated optics and a 6x10 infrared (IR) sensor array, the MAX25205 detects swipe and hand-rotation gestures without the complexity of time-of-flight (ToF) cameras at 10x lower cost and up to 75 percent smaller size. Read more »

Automotive | Components | LEDs | White LEDs | Sep 04, 2020

New Generation of Osram LEDs Ensures Greater Safety when Driving

New Generation of Osram LEDs Ensures Greater Safety when Driving In a few years, LEDs will be the predominant light source in car headlights. Their compactness and energy efficiency in particular are major advantages over conventional technologies. LEDs also make it easy to achieve the brightness values required by today's manufacturers. Osram Opto Semiconductors is constantly working to further optimize high-quality LED solutions for the automotive sector. With significant leaps in performance in the Oslon Black Flat and Oslon Compact product families, the company shows where developments are headed in the coming years, and what other benefits headlight manufacturers can expect. The products are designed for use in high and low beam solutions. Read more »

Automotive | Components | Electronics | Transistors | Jul 24, 2020

Diodes Optimizes PNP Transistors for Automotive Matrix LED Lighting

Diodes Optimizes PNP Transistors for Automotive Matrix LED Lighting Diodes Incorporated today announced the availability of the automotive-compliant ZXTP56060FDBQ and ZXTP56020FDBQ dual PNP transistors. These new products provide OEMs with a highly efficient solution for controlling matrix LED light clusters. Read more »

Automotive | Components | LEDs | Color LEDs | Jul 16, 2020

Lumileds Boosts LUXEON 2835 Color Line Performance Including 25% Brighter Red-Orange

Lumileds Boosts LUXEON 2835 Color Line Performance Including  25% Brighter Red-Orange Today, Lumileds introduced a dramatic boost in luminous flux to its LUXEON 2835 Color Line, the lighting industry's broadest and most cost-effective family of color LEDs. Featuring eleven colors and three white CCTs, the LUXEON 2835 Color Line now delivers a 25% brighter red-orange and 6% brighter Red, which are especially key to the performance of emergency vehicle lights and color tunable lamps. Read more »

Automotive | LEDs | LED Drivers | Controls | LED Modules | Jun 24, 2020

Inova Semiconductors - AEC-Q100 Qualified Standalone ISELED LED Driver & Controller in Volume Production

Inova Semiconductors - AEC-Q100 Qualified Standalone ISELED LED Driver & Controller in Volume Production In addition to its LED driver/controller die, integrated in smart ISELED LED modules, Inova Semiconductors offers the driver chip as a standalone solution. The standalone ISELED driver is now available in volume production and is AEC-Q100 qualified. The INLC10AQ (originally introduced as INLC100Q16) will be used to construct custom LED chains that can be controlled via a bidirectional two-wire differential bus, enabling up to 4079 daisy-chained LED driver & controller devices in a single array. Additionally, smart LED modules integrating both the driver & controller and RGB LEDs in one single package are available from different vendors both in high volume and automotive qualified. Both the integrated LED modules and the standalone solution enable innovative solutions in ambient lighting, roof lighting, display backlight and functional lighting. Read more »

Automotive | IR-LEDs | May 15, 2020

Intuitive Interaction: Ultra-compact Infrared LED from Osram Enables Gesture Control in Car Interiors

Intuitive Interaction: Ultra-compact Infrared LED from Osram Enables Gesture Control in Car Interiors Automotive interior design is currently undergoing a fundamental change. Displays are getting larger, the number of manual controls is decreasing, and customizable lighting solutions are creating a feel-good atmosphere. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and technologies previously designed for mobile devices – such as facial recognition, eye tracking or gesture control – are increasingly making their way into the automotive sector. These technologies are based on infrared light. The smaller and more powerful the required components, the easier they are to integrate into complex designs. Osram’s Oslon Piccolo now offers an extremely compact infrared LED (IRED) that packs enormous power in a small package, making it ideal for customers. Read more »

Automotive | LEDs | Color LEDs | Components | Mar 03, 2020

See and Be Seen: New LED from Osram Ensures Optimal Visibility in Dense Fog

See and Be Seen: New LED from Osram Ensures Optimal Visibility in Dense Fog Dense fog and poor visibility repeatedly lead to serious rear-end collisions. In poor weather conditions, good visibility through a bright rear fog light is very important. The Synios P2720 CR from Osram provides many benefits to manufacturers of rear combination lamps, such as enabling compact rear fog lamp designs. Read more »

Automotive | Components | Driver IC | Controls-IC | Feb 05, 2020

ON Semiconductor Launches Automotive LED Drivers and Controllers for Advanced Vehicle Lighting

ON Semiconductor Launches Automotive LED Drivers and Controllers for Advanced Vehicle Lighting ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, has launched a new family of four devices that facilitate the high levels of performance and innovative functionality that vehicle manufacturers and consumers now expect from automotive exterior and interior lighting. Aimed specifically at low power solid state lighting, the new family comprises two LED drivers (NCV7683 and NCV7685) and two current controllers (NCV7691 and NCV7692). Read more »

Automotive | Components | Laser | LiDAR | Feb 03, 2020

Osram Presents New Infrared Laser for Short-Range LiDAR Applications

Osram Presents New Infrared Laser for Short-Range LiDAR Applications How long do you think cars will be steered by a driver? For autonomous driving to become widespread, several legal and technological hurdles will have to be overcome in the upcoming years. Nevertheless, car manufacturers and mobility service providers are already working on their visions for driverless vehicles. The need for autonomous vehicles to more comprehensively and reliably detect their surroundings makes the number and arrangement of sensors, such as LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging), more critical. As the market leader for LiDAR lasers, Osram Opto Semiconductors plays a central role in the realization of these applications. With the SPL DP90_3, the semiconductor expert is expanding its portfolio with a component that has been specially developed for high-resolution, near-field detection in LiDAR systems. Read more »

Automotive | Tools | Measurement | Goniophotometers | Jan 29, 2020

GL Optic Offers Fast and Reliable Measurements for Automotive Lighting

GL Optic  Offers Fast and Reliable Measurements for Automotive Lighting Nowadays car manufacturers are facing rapid strides in the development of automotive lighting meaning that the sole functionality of the lamps are no longer the major focus. Special attention is payed to new shapes, sizes and designs and the overall user-experience. These are key factors that need to be considered in order to be able to compete in increasingly faster growing markets. GL Optic introduces a new type A Goniophotometer, the GLG A 50-1800, to accommodate these requirements perfectly. Read more »

Automotive | Components | LEDs | Jan 14, 2020

Osram's New Oslon LED Enables Ultra-Slim Designs for Headlights

Osram's New Oslon LED Enables Ultra-Slim Designs for Headlights Light is the new chrome for cars. In recent years, technological progress in car lighting has led to light becoming an essential design element in modern cars. Smaller and brighter light sources are leading to more compact and versatile headlamps. The powerful Osram Oslon Boost HM pays tribute to this trend by enabling ultra-slim headlamp designs in vehicles. Read more »

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 | Nov 04, 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 | LED Modules | Systems + Applications | Aug 28, 2019

LG Innotek Develops "Nexlide-HD" for 3D Flexible Automotive Lighting

LG Innotek Develops "Nexlide-HD" for 3D Flexible Automotive Lighting LG Innotek announced today that it has developed "Nexlide-HD (High Definition)", a flexible three-dimensional lighting for cars that emits bright and uniform light from five directions for the first time in the industry. 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 15, 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 »

Automotive | Laser | Systems + Applications | Jan 29, 2019

Osram Is Further Advancing Automotive Lighting with New Blue Laser Diodes

Osram Is Further Advancing Automotive Lighting with New Blue Laser Diodes The second generation of blue multi-mode laser diodes doubles the range compared to previous LED solutions to 600 meters and simplifies the system design at the same time, when used in the auxiliary high beam of the car. 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 »

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WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources

WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources As the development of new UV LED sources continues at an ever-growing pace, so do the industrial applications that utilize them. UV LEDs are being put to work in various industrial processes, medical applications, and disinfection solutions. Efficient utilization of the UV radiation requires good ... Read more »

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deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life | Save the Date: May 11th, 3 PM CEST

deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life | Save the Date: May 11th, 3 PM CEST The Good Light Group, together with the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR), the Daylight Academy (DLA), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), and Luger Research (LR), are organizing and presenting the “Good Light – Good Life” lectures. The webinar ... Read more »

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