LG Innotek Develops Automotive Lighting Module 'Nexlide-E'
- Brightness improved by 63%. Applicable to the front/rear of an automobile.
- 0.2mm thick optical film is used to produce a customized lighting module.
- Target the global market with "the automotive light source solution service."
SEOUL, South Korea, April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Innotek (CEO Cheol-dong Jeong) announced on the 20th that it had developed 'Nexlide-E,' an automotive lighting module that produces bright and uniform light.
This automotive lighting module is made of three parts. An LED package, which is a light source, is mounted on a thin substrate. Then, optical resin covers the package and substrate for protection. Lastly, a thin optical film is attached on top of the package to spread the light brightly and evenly. The module can be used as taillights, stop lamps, and headlights.
The Nexlide is LG Innotek's automotive lighting service brand that has the meaning of a next-generation light source. The name was produced by combining the words 'Next,' 'Lighting,' and 'Device.' LG Innotek provides automotive lighting module products as well as customized solutions such as optical device design, lighting design proposal, and more with the Nexlide brand.
The Nexlide-E is 63% brighter than the previous product and produces more uniform light. LG Innotek applied a high-performance and high-reliability optical film to improve the lighting performance. The company's micropatterning technique was used in the film to give a variety of lighting effects.
Due to its brightness, this lighting module can replace multiple automotive lamps with different brightness standards into one module. This can improve space efficiency and allow more design variations of a vehicle's lamps.
The maximum brightness of the Nexlide-E has been raised from 80 cd (candela, the unit of brightness) to 130 cd, making it 63% brighter than the previous product. This satisfies the brightness standard of taillights, turn signals, and stop lamps.
The stop lamps have the most strict brightness standard. In Europe and North America, they are required to be 110 cd or higher. This is because stop lamps must be recognizable in any circumstances for driving safety.
The Nexlide-E is also power efficient, because the module is bright enough with a small amount of electricity. This is particularly important for electric and hydrogen vehicles in increasing their mileage range (corresponding to fuel economy in conventional vehicles).