24 Nov Andaltec develops lighting modules for the automotive sector as small as 15 mm high
Andaltec, Plastic Technological Centre, counts with high capabilities to design different solutions for lighting modules. Some of its new developments have an optical lighting output with very reduced height, which are unusual in the market. This technological innovation allows the development of products with singular characteristics for the automotive lighting sector, offering high technical performances for lighting and comfort.
Andaltec has developed its own monofunctional modules with horizontal disposition, vertical or slightly inclined. The design of the modules allows that these can be positioned in the needed relative configuration among themselves. Low beam and high beam functions are generated, featuring an extraordinary luminous quality. For instance, with a combination of four modules measuring 75mm wide x 15mm high x 120mm deep, there are values of 1,300lm and 50lx for the flux and the Emax, respectively for the low beam light; and 2,800lm and 130lx for the flux and the Emax respectively, for the high beam light.
This technique provides the designer a high degree of flexibility and gives a customised and distinguishing style to the device while it is switched on, off or with “welcome” function, multiplying the design possibilities depending on the style needs of the car manufacturers.
The Lighting Area in Andaltec has a wide and experienced multidisciplinary team specialised in CAD, CAE, optics, electronics and prototyping. They can offer personalized services carrying out the complete development of lighting devices (Optical Modules, Head Lamps, Rear Lamps, CHMLS, indoor lights or backlit push buttons), always in accordance with the requirements of the different international regulations (ECE, SAE or JIS).
Definitely, Andaltec, apart from being an expert collaborator in innovative projects within the automotive lighting sector, constitutes the best partner for designers and stylists who work in the development of new car models, which intend to have an impact on the market thanks to their unusual design and high technical performance. In fact, they are already experienced in luxury vehicles, sports cars and one-off and few-off automobiles of important brands, respecting the strict information and confidentiality security procedures (TISAX assessment).
All of this is possible because the Lighting Area takes advantages of Andaltec’s scientists, with more than 15 years of experience in the development of new materials, the research of new industrial processes and product design. The Lighting Area also benefits from technological equipment available in Andaltec specific for this type of projects, such as the integrating sphere (one metre in diameter, used for light source characterisation), a 3-angle retroreflectometer, a goniophotometer (with cells at 25, 10 and 3.15 metres) and a colorimeter (at 25 and 3.15 metres). All these equips are suitable for the validation of head and rear lighting systems for vehicles in the European, American, Chinese or Japanese markets.
Finally, Andaltec offers companies a night road simulation tunnel with huge dimensions, 80x20x4 metres. The tunnel has three lanes plus hard shoulders, employed to control the light dispersion projected to the ground-sides-ceiling; it also counts with flooring optimised to detect changes in colour and intensity, which is optimal for the analysis and comparison of static devices.