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LEDs in automotive lighting
Author(s): Karsten Eichhorn
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Paper Abstract

Light emitting diodes (LED) are becoming more and more significant in interior and exterior automotive lighting. The long service life, energy and space savings, shock and vibration resistance and new styling potential are the main advantages of using LEDs in automotive applications. Today, most central high mounted stop lamps use LEDs. In rear combination lamps the number of LEDs in amber and red is increasing rapidly. This year, a first rear combination lamp using LEDs for all functionalities including the back-up lamp function was realized. In addition, first signal functions in headlamps using white High Power LEDs were launched onto the market. The long service life characteristic makes LEDs especially predestined for the DRL function combined with the position/parking light. Exterior automotive applications, including requirements and performance will be discussed and an outlook will be given on future scenarios.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6134, Light-Emitting Diodes: Research, Manufacturing, and Applications X, 613405 (22 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.660145
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Karsten Eichhorn, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6134:
Light-Emitting Diodes: Research, Manufacturing, and Applications X
Klaus P. Streubel; H. Walter Yao; E. Fred Schubert, Editor(s)

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