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LEDs and OLEDs Lighting the Way in Cars

LEDs and OLEDs Lighting the Way in Cars

Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are rapidly gaining popularity with automotive lighting designers for both practical and aesthetic reasons. Bumper-to-bumper, LEDs (and now Organic LEDs) are ideal for automotive lighting elements such as head lamps, daytime running lights, fog lights, turn signals, interior lighting, infotainment backlighting, rear combination lamps and center high-mounted stop lamps.

Get Lit: The Future is Only as Bright as Your Car Cabin

Get Lit: The Future is Only as Bright as Your Car Cabin

Auto designer for General Motors for a quarter century, educator at CCS, Wayne State University, Lawrence Technical University, and the Cleveland Institute of Art, consultant on History Channel’s Top Gear, founder of AutoArcheology, Brian Baker has quite the rap sheet. We had the good fortune to pick his brain on lighting design, American car culture, crafting a brand, Millennials, and more besides.

Lighting Trends in the Spotlight: From MULTIBEAM LED to HUD Technology

Lighting Trends in the Spotlight: From MULTIBEAM LED to HUD Technology

Since the development of LED lights for use in the automotive sector, the industry has seen a raft of innovations in both interior and exterior lighting. The design constraints of traditional headlights have been thrown off, and OEM’s are quickly embracing the new possibilities that LED’s provide. Learn more about this year's lighting trends: From Multibeam LED to HUD Technology.

OLED vs LED: Which Will Lead the Way?

OLED vs LED: Which Will Lead the Way?

Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology is gaining traction in the European auto market, but still has yet to find purchase in the US market. This trend is set to change as the technology improves, as US automakers are already exploring the possibilities the technology affords. Will OLED disrupt the reigning champion, the LED, or are they different tools for different jobs?

Automotive Lighting Innovations: From Concept to Series Production

Automotive Lighting Innovations: From Concept to Series Production

Demand for advanced automotive lighting systems from manufacturers and the consumer has seen a significant growth in ambient lighting in recent years. Industry research has shown that... Article courtesy of Automotive IQ.

Bringing Innovative Automotive Lighting Concepts to Market

Bringing Innovative Automotive Lighting Concepts to Market

This article by Colin Pawsey examines the progression of RGB/LIN technology to produce multiple-colour LED lighting, OLED surface lighting, and more. These systems heading to the automotive market in the near future. Article courtesy of Automotive IQ.

Global Automotive Lighting Market 2016-2020

Global Automotive Lighting Market 2016-2020

An increased focus on vehicle safety and high demand for better road illumination are driving the market growth. Technologically advanced lighting systems that on reduce glare, distinguish obstacles by utilizing IR or UV light, and introduce signal lighting that is adaptive to varying ambient conditions and responds to emergency braking are being introduced by vendors in the market. Sample courtesy of ASD Reports.
Trends & Technology In Advanced Automotive Lighting

Trends & Technology In Advanced Automotive Lighting

In this exclusive article get an update on the growth in the lighting market, safety driving developments, technological trends in exterior lighting and interior lighting, and what the future market developments look like.
Will OLED Bring Mobile-like Display Quality to Automotive?

Will OLED Bring Mobile-like Display Quality to Automotive?

While economic restraints will ensure that TFT displays are more commonly used in the near future, OLED displays may prove to be a long-term successor due to superior visual quality. Meanwhile manufacturers continue to grapple with the concepts of gesture control and intuitive voice control. To learn more, read this article.

The Changing Mood in Auto Internal Lighting

The Changing Mood in Auto Internal Lighting

Last year, at CES 2017, Toyota revealed its Concept-I vehicle, which features an AI assistant – named Yui – which uses light and sound to communicate with the driver. For example, coloured lighting illuminates the footwell to indicate whether the vehicle is in manual or self-driving mode. The exterior of the car also uses light to communicate with driver and surroundings. Other automakers are following suit, and turning their attention to the development of interior lighting concepts as a means of brand differentiation. With increasing pressure on automakers to deliver fuel-efficient, low-emission engines, speed and performance is becoming less of a differentiator, so many see ambient lighting as the next battleground.