2016-06-22

Brightek Showcases All Series Automotive LED Lighting Products in Shanghai

Brightek entered the automotive LED lighting market in 2007, and all its high power LEDs are manufactured in Taiwan, while its low to mid-power LED products are produced in Shenzhen, China. The company is a 10-year veteran on the market and provided clients with many interior and exterior automotive lighting solutions including brake lights, Compound Rear Lights (CRL), Daylight Running Lights (DRL), turn lights, and decorative lights. The company is working closely with clients in R&D and product certification.
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2016-03-30

Three Major Chinese Automotive Lighting Manufacturers Business and Development Strategies

Proliferation of LEDs in the general lighting market has ushered the industry into a new phase of intense competition, contracting net profits, increasingly homogenous products and business models. Innovation has stagnated in the industry. To cope with these difficult market conditions, many companies have turned to niche lighting markets, such as automotive lighting which has a higher entry barrier, and higher profits. The less explored market has become a main development highlight for many companies.
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2016-01-22

Osram Elaborates upon its Three-pillar Strategy

At an analyst day, Osram unveiled further details of its three-pillar strategy presented in November last year and of the innovation and growth initiative. In all its three pillars, the lighting company wants to benefit even more from the potential of semiconductor-based technologies and will make appropriate investments in the coming years. In the Specialty Lighting (SP) business, Osram is increasing the focus of its automotive business on LED-based products and the system business as well as investments in new technologies such as laser and OLED. In the Lighting Solutions & Systems (LSS) segment, Osram will expand its product portfolio for Smart Cities and Smart Buildings applications in the years to come, thus taking account of rising urbanization. In the LED components business (Opto Semiconductors, OS), Osram aims to become the cost leader thanks to its lead in technology, economies of scale, and factor cost benefits from the planned 6-inch LED chip plant in Kulim, Malaysia. The plant will be the largest of its kind. “We are well on our way to becoming a high-tech company. With our innovation and growth initiative we are shifting the focus to sustainable growth,” said Olaf Berlien, Chief Executive Officer of OSRAM Licht AG.
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2016-01-19

Magneti Marelli Demonstrates Automotive LED Lightings at CES 2016 and NAIAS 2016

Magneti Marelli has entered 2016 by displaying its advanced technologies and products at two important American events for the automotive sector: the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas and the NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) in Detroit. At the CES, two of the main themes for the automotive sector were connectivity and displays. Magneti Marelli reflected these themes at the off-site demo event staged in Las Vegas and also exhibited advanced technologies for lighting, infotainment, telematics and powertrain.
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2015-12-30

Brightek Gains Market Presence in Chinese Automotive Brands, Enters Joint Venture Brand Markets

Brightek Optoeletronic started to develop automotive LED products in 2007, manufacturing high power automotive LEDs in Taiwan and low power ones in Shenzhen, China. The company has developed automotive LEDs for eight years, providing various exterior vehicle lights and attracted attention from the LED market in recent years. Weiming Pai, General Manager of the company spoke to LEDinside in an exclusive interview about their experience in automotive lighting market.
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2015-12-16

New ŠKODA Superb Upgraded with Adaptive Lightings

Bringing light to the dark winter months: the new ŠKODA Superb with practical light features. Both the saloon and estate version is now available with bi-xenon headlights including AFS function and LED daytime running lights on request. In addition, the Smart Light Assist provides full clarity on the road at night. In addition, the interior lighting mood can be customized thanks to ambient lighting.
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2015-12-15

Vauxhall's Astra with LED Matrix Headlights Lets Driver See Clearer

As we approach the darkest time of year in the UK, Vauxhall’s Brit-built Astra with IntelliLux LED Matrix headlights with adaptive, glare-free permanent high-beam lamps, could reduce your risk of an accident this winter.
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2015-12-10

Mercedes- Benz Releases New E-Class Design with Adaptive Lighting System

Mercedes-Benz is taking a big step into the future with numerous innovations in the future E-Class, including in terms of the design of the interior, which features a wide high-resolution next-generation dual display (12.3 inches per display) that appears to hover in space. In addition, touch-sensitive control buttons on the steering wheel make their first appearance in a car. They allow the driver to control the entire infotainment system using finger swipes without having to take their hands off the steering wheel. The all-new experience is rounded off by a novel, intelligent graphic design with high-resolution visualisations and animations as well as simplified control logic. At the same time, the occupants enjoy a sensual interior with spacious architecture and high-quality materials.
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2015-12-09

Opel's LED Matrix Light Reduces Risk of Wildlife Accidents

Risky dark time of the year: Accident likelihood increases especially in forested areas The earlier, the better: New Astra with adaptive, glare-free permanent high-beam Great lighting technology at affordable price: IntelliLux LED from €850
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2015-11-12

Temperature- resistent Inductor from Vishay Introduced for Automotive LED Lightings

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today introduced a new automotive-grade IHLP® low-profile, high-current inductor in the 3232 case size that is the industry’s first to feature high continuous operating temperatures to +180 °C. Offering a low 4.0 mm profile, the Vishay Dale IHLP-3232DZ-8A provides a wide range of inductance values from 0.22 µH to 33 µH.
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2015-11-04

Sylvania Automotive Lighting Introduces Two New LED Headlights

SYLVANIA Automotive Lighting is advancing LED technology with the growth of the SYLVANIA ZEVO® Automotive LED Lighting line to give automotive enthusiasts a more distinctive appearance, customization options and an interactive experience to their vehicles.
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2015-10-05

Osram Increases Supoort of Light Test Campaigns in More European Countries

OSRAM has supporting the Light Test campaign in Germany for many years. During the Light Test campaign from the 1st. to the 31st. October drivers can have their lights checked free of charge in many registered vehicle workshops or garages throughout the country. OSRAM as the global leader in innovative vehicle lighting, is a supporter of these activities. During the campaign period OSRAM provides special car lamp packages of the most common types.
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2015-09-17

New Chevrolet Camaro with Interior LED Lights Debuts in Europe

The new Chevrolet Camaro is being unveiled for the first time in Europe at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. HELLA is providing a new kind of interior light concept for the iconic performance car, giving the interior a distinctive design. The color changes slowly throughout the vehicle in a subtle, flowing pattern from the center screen.
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2015-09-17

Honda's Remake of Civic Highlights Exterior LED Lights

- Two new powertrains, including first Honda turbo engine in U.S.   - Available Honda Sensing™ technologies   - Compatible with Apple CarPlay®, the smarter, simpler way to use your iPhone in the car   - Also supports Android Auto™   - New styling includes significant use of LED lighting   - New platform and package yields largest cabin in compact class
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2015-08-13

SEDNA Partners Up with Cardiff University Formula Student Team

Sedna Lighting, a British based LED lighting manufacturer and distributor, is excited to announce its partnership with ​local engineering talent ­Cardiff Racing ­ for upcoming Silverstone and Europe IMechE Formula Student Competition.
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2015-07-24

Ford Mustang Customizable LED HUD Help Drivers Keep Eyes on Road

When driving the high-revving, 526-horsepower Shelby GT350®Mustang, drivers would do best to keep eyes on the road.
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2015-07-24

OSRAM SYLVANIA Delivers LED Headlight Equipped Ford Trucks to Hillsboro Fire Department

The Hillsboro Fire Department is answering calls in the all-new 2015 Ford F-150, thanks to local community supporter OSRAM SYLVANIA. The company recently delivered the truck to the Hillsboro Fire Department which provides Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services to a community that covers approximately 42 square miles and has an estimated population of 6,000 residents. During calendar year 2013, the department responded to approximately 1,000 calls. The fire department is made up of full-time staff and resident volunteers, many of whom are employees at the OSRAM SYLVANIA Hillsboro plant.
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2015-07-21

San’an Opto Subsidiary to Manufacture Automotive LED Lighting

San’an Opto announced its wholly-owned subsidiary, Wuhu Anrui Opto (蕪湖安瑞光電), has signed the cooperation framework agreement with automaker BAIC Yinxiang Automobile on July 17, 2015.
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2015-07-07

OEM Group Expands Wafer Surface Preparation for LED Automotive Lighting Manufacturers

Global semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer OEM Group announced today it has received first-in-fab and repeat tool orders for its Cintillio™ wet chemical processing system from several leading Ultra Bright LED manufacturers working in the automotive lighting market.  With these orders, OEM Group has now successfully expanded its production proven and patented ECO-Process wafer surface preparation solutions from the established markets of Power Device, CMOS IC, and MEMS manufacturing into UBLED fabrication, a new market for Cintillio™.  The tools will be used for ozone processing of some of the most sensitive layers exposed during LED manufacturing, including exposed silver, which to date has presented LED makers with difficult challenges where surface preparation is involved.
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2015-07-03

Edison Opto Initiates Diverse Market Strategy and Innovative Technology to Boost Brand Recognition

The LED lighting market has gradually slowed down in recent years after a period of exponential growth, and the Chinese market is seeing intense pricing competition. These factors have driven manufacturers to advance their LED technologies and aggressively develop uncontested markets. With its focus on high-power LED components, Edison Opto establishes a leading market position by utilizing its advantages in technology expertise and R&D.
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2015-06-18

Lumileds Experiences Significant Growth in Automotive Lighting Sector

Adoption of LED automotive lights has grown over recent years, but traditional halogen and Xenon HID lights still dominate the headlight market, said the company CEO Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre during an exclusive interview with LEDinside at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE), China from June 9-12, 2015.
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2015-05-28

Seoul Semiconductor Eyes Larger Global Automotive LED Market Share as Products Pass GM Tests

Seoul Semiconductor, a leader in LED technology, announced that it will increase the global automotive LED market share by strengthening its high efficient and high reliable LED product line-up for the automotive application on May 28, 2015.
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2015-05-25

Everlight and Laster Tech Eye LED Automotive Lighting Market in Thailand

Several LED lighting manufacturers interviewed at LED Expo Thailand 2015, which took place from May 21-24, 2015 at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center showed interest in entering the Thailand LED automotive lighting sector, including Taiwanese LED manufacturers Everlight and Laser Tech.
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2015-04-29

Lumileds To Establish LED Automotive Bulb Production Line in China

China’s “One Belt, One Road” policies spurred Lumileds to construct a new LED autmotive bulb production line, reported National Business Daily.
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2015-04-22

Osram Expands Automotive LED Chip Portfolio

The efficient LED light sources of the Synios P 2720 family from Osram Opto Semiconductors are based on compact dimensions and a scalable package concept, opening up new design options, particularly for car headlights. They have been optimized for injecting light into light guides, and can be used as daytime running lights, position lights, and in tail light clusters. From the outside, the 15 LED versions can hardly be distinguished from each other, with all of them having the same solder pad design and package dimensions. On the inside, however, various chip sizes with an edge length between 500 µm and 1 mm, different levels of brightness, and a broad range of colors make the LEDs extremely variable.
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2015-04-16

BMW OLED Taillights Might Be Mass Produced By 2016 Earliest

OLED taillights BMW showcased in its conceptual M4 car model at CES 2015 will be making its way to new BMW M series cars by 2016, according to latest market rumors.
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2015-04-16

TI New DLP Chipset for HUDs Enables Wider LED Applications

Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced the first DLP® chipset engineered and qualified for automotive head-up display (HUD) applications. Combining the award-winning imaging qualities of DLP technology with automotive reliability, the new chipset enables head-up displays with the industry's widest field of view (FOV) up to 12 degrees. It also enables high brightness, color and contrast levels and provides manufacturers with a scalable platform. For more information, seewww.ti.com/headupdisplay.
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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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2015-04-07

EVERLIGHT Electronics Extends Automotive LED Portfolio with Golden Frame Series and PC Amber Options

EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS, a leading player in the global LED and optoelectronics industry with three decades of experience in optoelectronics, introduces the most high efficient/sulfur resistant ‘golden’ Series which performs brilliantly, even in severe environments, satisfying all demands of Automotive applications.
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2015-03-31

Lincoln Continental Concept Sedan Features Advanced Lighting Technology

Lincoln today introduces the Continental Concept, signaling an all-new full-size sedan coming next year and the future of quiet luxury.
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