On the Lexus LS 600h started in production last year, one Kiarameki LED produces 400Lm. Nichia announced at DELRIS they are on track to achieve 600lm in 2010 and 800Lm in 2012 with the same product. This continues the pattern of doubled LED flux every six to seven years.
“LED has unlimited possibilities for the future” said R.Suenaga during his speech.
Nevertheless, at a question during podium discussion, Koito respond to prefer decreasing the number of LED emitters rather to improve the performance of the device.
It the same presentation, it was stated that the high level of quality of the Lexus headlamp has meant no complaints from the market since the launch more than 1 year ago. The lifetime was measured at 10,000 hours compared with 2,500 hours for Xenon and 1,000 hours for halogen.
More information on report on DELRIS congress available from October 7, 2008 in website www.DrivingVisionNews.com