It’s reasonable to assume every DVN reader knows about Lumileds; they’re a super-major global supplier for all vehicle lighting tier-1s. As the pioneer of red LEDs for automotive rear applications, have built up a complete portfolio of white and amber LEDs for front lighting as well over the years. Recently I visited the Lumileds team in Aachen. Alexander Dijk; Holger Weinert; Dirk Vanderhaeghen; Lars Dabringhausen, and Christian Kalkschmidt gave me a warm welcome and showed me their latest product application demonstrators in their Application Lab. We also had some interesting conversations and discussions about the company’s new products and innovations.
The team introduced me to their extensive portfolio of LEDs. The white 1 mm2 single LEDs are one of the most important products. To adapt to diverse customer needs, Lumileds can change the size of the light emitting area and the characteristics, yet still keep the product based on the same chip during the conversion process. Lumileds, as the pioneer of red LEDs for automotive rear applications, has built up a complete portfolio of white and amber LEDs for front lighting over the years.
A highlight of the visit was the tour of their new production facility for Luxeon Go and Luxeon 3D LEDs. The Luxeon Go product portfolio is a modular set of standardised light sources with precise positioning of the LEDs and a simple referencing system. These are now in series production. Another new product innovation with very interesting vehicular application possibilities is the Luxeon 3D LED, a flexible and very compact light strip embedded in silicone, which emits light in a very homogeneous way and can follow contours on the vehicle.
During the day, we talked at great length about other very interesting products under development or pre-development, such as microLEDs and an ADB matrix array called Luxeon NeoExact. It is quite apparent that Lumileds will continue to surprise us all and remain a giant presence in the development and manufacturing of light sources and lighting solutions for vehicles. Read all about it in this edition of the DVNewsletter!
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