Automotive Lighting Solutions

Custom Lighting Systems for Interior and Exterior Automotive Applications

Cutting-edge automotive lighting is becoming an increasingly popular global trend. With new advancements in lighting technology and growing concerns of safety, automotive lighting is quickly becoming a focal point in automotive design and a feature the consumer looks for.

Applications

Lumitex designs and manufactures custom interior and exterior lighting systems tailored to meet our customers’ requirements that enhance overall comfort and safety for drivers and passengers. Applications include:

  • Sill Plates
  • Decorative Emblems, Logos, and Badges
  • PRNDL’s
  • Displays
  • Overlays
  • Decorative/Ambient Lighting

Why our Technology is Ideal for Automotive Applications

Our backlighting technologies are ideal for the automotive industry for the following reasons:

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Rugged – Our technologies can be designed into the most rugged and inert applications for extreme environments.

  • Our Clad Flat Fiber® technology can withstand temperatures from -40°C to 85°C.
  • Our Uniglo and Woven Fiber Optic Panel Technologies can withstand temperatures from -40°C to 70°C.
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Efficient – We work with our customers to optimize the overall design to be power efficient and meet power requirements.

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Flexibility of Design

  • Adaptable to a variety of sizes, shapes and colors in a very thin format 
  • Light sources can be remote for sensitive areas 
  • Flexible materials can conform to various contours 
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OEMs that use Lumitex Technology

  • Acura
  • Ford
  • Lincoln
  • Chrysler
  • Honda
  • Nissan
  • Infiniti
  • Lexus
  • Hyundai
  • Porsche
  • Toyota
  • VW

Automotive Lighting Examples

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Automotive Badging

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Automotive Badging

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Decorative Door Sill

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Illuminated Pony Emblem

Automotive

A leading OEM automotive supplier wanted to illuminate the existing Ford Mustang Pony emblem. Lumitex was able to produce a backlight solution that consisted of our PCF4 technology coupled with a flex circuit. Our CFF material provided the following benefits: no tail, the ability to add functional layers without disruption of the light, and the ability to withstand the automotive temperature requirements of -40°C to 85°C. This provided the customer with a thin, uniform, and robust lighting solution that fit within their very tight space constraints.

As part of our L-VAS offering, Lumitex designed the flex circuit and provided integration of the back light into the customer’s back plate. The main benefit to our customer was Lumitex’s ability to do the circuit design in-house.

Key Reasons our Clad Flat Fiber™ Light Guide Film Technology was selected

  1. Light intensity and uniformity
  2. Thin profile
  3. Design and Assembly Assistance

Illuminated Steering Wheel Emblem

Automotive

Our customer is a Tier 2 supplier of plastic molded components, decals and nameplates to the automotive and transportation markets. They wanted to illuminate the existing SRT steering wheel emblem. The challenge was to create a lighting solution that could be mounted to the steering wheel and not become a danger if the air bag deployed. Lumitex was able to develop a backlight that was thin, lightweight, and could be installed into the steering wheel with the existing emblem mounting configuration.

The Lumitex backlight was created using our Clad Flat Fiber® (CFF) technology. As part of our L-VAS approach, Lumitex worked closely with the customer to design the circuitry required to meet their operational requirements. The end result was a thin, uniform, and robust lighting solution that fit within their construction requirements.

The thinness and versatility of our CFF material enabled our backlight to be applied directly behind the steering wheel emblem, and the low weight was important for the airbag deployment tests.

Key Reasons our Clad Flat Fiber™ Light Guide Film Technology was selected

  1. Thin, Lightweight, Non-metallic part
  2. Light intensity and uniformity
  3. Design Assistance

Decorative Door Sill

Automotive

When our customer needed to backlight thier decorative doorsill applique, they teamed up Lumitex for a solution.  Our patented Uni-Glo® technology was selected due it’s ultra thin, panel constuction and the ability to withstand a variety of enviromental conditions without deterioration. 

Due to specific automotive requirements, the Uni-Glo® technology was also selected due to it’s capability to remote the LED light source away from the doorsill pocket well.  The Uni-Glo® technology is also heat and EMI-free and provides superior brightness, uniformity, and longer life compared to other types of lighting technologies.  

Key Reasons our Woven and UniGlo Fiber Optic Panels Technology was selected

  1. Thin profile
  2. Remote Light Sourcing
  3. Light intensity and uniformity
  4. Design flexibility and durability