An innovative automotive lighting technology that enables consumers to customize a vehicle’s interior illumination to match their personality, mood or driving occasionwas introduced by Visteon Corporation
The LED-based Visteon Ambient Lighting solution will be available January 2008 as a dealer-installed option from at least one major global automaker. The system also will be offered in an aftermarket accessory kit that can easily be installed into a full range of passenger vehicle applications.
The Visteon solution is the first OEM-integrated technology that allows the consumer to personalize interior lighting through tri-colour LED lamps. The system features powerful, compact LED modules that illuminate the vehicle’s front footwells with any of 20 pre-programmed colour options. The consumer can instantly change the colour scheme through an in-dash control module. The system can be expanded to illuminate rear footwells, cupholders and other interior areas.
. “Ambient lighting is one of those rare technologies that enable the driver to adapt the passenger environment to a specific mood or occasion. This helps enhance the vehicle ownership experience, which is the ultimate goal of many leading OEMs and dealers.”
Visteon’s aftermarket Ambient Lighting Kit, which will be available in the second quarter of 2008, includes two footwell LED light sticks, system control box and knob, power adapter (to be used with cigarette lighter), mounting tape, and Velcro. The aftermarket lighting sticks are designed to be mounted easily beneath the dashboard, and the adhesive-backed control box eliminates the need for drilling or cutting of dash surfaces.