Monday, September 30, 2019

New light source brings freedom of design and added safety

The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena has developed a new generation of vehicle lights which not only exceeds legal and automotive-industry requirements

for illumination performance and functionality,
it is also more efficient, more compact and significantly more flexible than current systems as regards their location on the vehicle.
200,000 micro-optical elements per headlamp
At this year's LASER World of PHOTONICS trade fair, scientists from Fraunhofer IOF will present the second functional prototype of a segmented high-beam unit which minimizes light scatter. The unit is based on a multi-aperture projector which has been in continuous development for several years. 200,000 micro-optical elements focus the light optimally in the vehicle's direction of travel.