2017-06-15

All Eyes on Automotive LEDs: Epistar Prepares to Shine

In the ever-growing LED market, automotive LEDs are witnessing a rapid development. This is driven by various regulations enforced by governments around the world for fuel-efficient gasoline vehicles. In addition, manufacturers of hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles have increasingly embraced new technologies. Also, with substantial development in automotive electronics, many LED manufacturers are now trying to gain their positions in this market.
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2017-01-06

Rinspeed’s Concept Car Oasis Employs Osram LED Headlights

Osram, a leading global lighting and technology company and the global No. 1 in automotive car lighting, is the exclusive lighting supplier for Oasis, the latest concept vehicle from Rinspeed. The Switzerland-based think tank is known for its visionary mobility concepts and this latest concept vehicle is designed to reimagine what the driverless vehicle experience could look and feel like in the future. Rinspeed will launch the Oasis at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The vehicle will be on display during CES 2017 at the Harman exhibit at the Hard Rock Hotel, Jan. 4-7, 2017.
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2016-11-16

Holden Astra Hits the Road with LED Headlights

High-tech features, refined driving dynamics and attractive design produce long list of award wins in Europe** Advanced technology includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, IntelliLux LED Matrix headlamps, Apple CarPlay® and Android® Auto and rear view camera Holden Astra available from  AU $21,990 and on sale from December 2016
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2016-11-09

Opel Insignia Uses Next-Generation IntelliLux LED Headlights

Opel will launch the next-generation of IntelliLux LED® lighting with the all-new Insignia in 2017. In addition to the numerous benefits of the award-winning matrix technology introduced for the first time last year on the Astra, the even more refined and sophisticated IntelliLux LED® headlights of the new Insignia feature additional functions that further improve nighttime visibility
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2016-10-26

Optronics Releases Ultra-bright LED Headlights

Optronics International, a leading manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty LED vehicle lighting, announced that it will display its most advanced Opti-Brite LED Headlamps for the first time in booth 3328 at the 2016 AAPEX Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Optronics’ new LED headlamps feature advanced retroflective LED technology engineered to emit a wider, brighter beam for increased visibility and safety, and an eye-catching LED conspicuity array that enhances the lamp’s style and appearance.
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2016-03-31

IIHS Study Finds LED Headlights Performance Mediocre in Most Car Models

LED headlights found in 31 different midsize car models evaluated delivered a relatively mediocre performance out in the first headlight ratings conducted by The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the U.S.
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2016-03-04

Fraunhofer Institute Develop Nano-Sponge Structures to Make Brighter Smart Headlights

According to statistics, the majority of accidents occur at dusk or at night – poor visibility is often the trigger. Intelligent headlights adapt to the current traffic situation, and can be a remedy. In collaboration with industry partners, Fraunhofer researchers have developed a high-resolution illumination system with more than 1,000 LED pixels: It offers considerably more options for precise light distribution than previous solutions have and is also energy efficient.
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2015-04-28

Are LED Headlights Too Bright?

An owner of the 2015 Kia K900 has complained oncoming cars had been flashing at him because the LED headlights were simply too bright, according to a Popular Mechanics report.
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2015-04-14

Taiwanese Automotive Lighting Manufacturers Outlook and Challenges

Top automotive lighting manufacturers gave LEDinside team some insight about the market outlook and challenges at the 31st Taipei International Auto Parts and Accessories Show (Taipei AMPA), which ran from April 8-11, 2015 at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall and TWTC Exhibition Hall 1 Area A in Taiwan.
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2014-09-11

Carnegie Mellon's Smart Headlights Spare the Eyes of Oncoming Drivers

A smart headlight developed at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute enables drivers to take full advantage of their high beams without fear of blinding oncoming drivers or suffering from the glare that can occur when driving in snow or rain at night.
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2014-05-13

Gangs Steal LED Headlights to Grow Weed

Luxury vehicles are being targeted by criminal gangs in the UK who steal the LED headlights from the vehicles for use in cannabis factories, according to UK based newspaper The Telegraph. 
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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