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Integrated communicating Solid-State Light Engine (ISLE) for use in Automotive Forward Lighting and information exchange between vehicles and infrastructure

Objective

This proposal aims to develop a new manufacturing technology to produce a new generation of headlamps for vehicles, which is the base for a future car-to-car or of car-to-infrastructure communication system. For this, a new one shot production process needs to be developed, combining LED chips into a packaging, which already forms the beam with minimized losses in a required way. This proposal aims at simplifying the production process of headlamps by: reducing the number of production steps reducing the components electric bulb, reflector and housing to just one injection-molded component reducing the production time reducing the manufacturing costs State of the art in lighting is an electric bulb. But these bulbs can not be modulated, so they are of no use for communication. White LEDs are existing today. They could serve for both purposes. A standard incandescent bulb achieves 20 lumens per watt (Im/W) while automotive Xenon lamp technology provides 90 Im/W. Solid-state technology currently achieves up to 40 Im/W in the laboratory quantities and about 20 Im/W in series production. New records are established in quarter year intervals. The theoretical limit of 200 Im/W- at half the theoretical limit - the solid-state source achieves greater efficiency than the best existing light source. More efficient lighting systems means enhanced brightness on the road while reducing fossil fuel emissions through lower power consumption.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-TRANSPORT-1
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Coordinator

ODELO GMBH
Address
Alfred-schefenacker Str-1
Schwaikheim
Germany

Participants (8)

ODELO LED GMBH
Germany
Address
Carl-friedrich-gauss-str. 1
Kamp-lintford
OEC AG
Germany
Address
Lindwurmstr. 41
Munich
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Strasse Des 17. Juni 135
Berlin
LED PRODUCTS-EUROPE SL
Spain
Address
Marques De Urquijo 14 5D
Madrid
IGS HIGH TECH BV
Netherlands
Address
Henri Blomjousstraat 10
Tilburg
IFP SICOMP AB
Sweden
Address
Argongatan 30
Moelndal
REGLOPLAS AG
Switzerland
Address
Flurhhofstr. 158
Sankt Gallen
LITEC-LLL GMBH
Germany
Address
Brandteichstr 19
Greifswald