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09-19-2017, SCHOTT North America, Inc., Southbridge, MA

SCHOTT introduces versatile interior lighting solution for automobiles

SCHOTT’s MultiLight binds several light guides to a single light source, combining contour and spotlight illumination into one product. For OEMs and tier suppliers, it reduces the time and effort spent on integration while opening up more design options for a wide range of applications.
The multi-branch SCHOTT MultiLight is made up of lateral and end-emitting light guides. 
Picture: SCHOTT
The multi-branch SCHOTT MultiLight is made up of lateral and end-emitting light guides. Picture: SCHOTT
More design freedom, enhanced functionality and simplified integration: MultiLight is SCHOTT’s latest contribution to automotive interior lighting. MultiLight offers a combination of side-emitting and end-emitting light guides with  a number of functionalities, such as contour and spotlight illumination, bundled into a single product. These space-saving, flexible fiber optic cables can be efficiently embedded in individual automobile designs for interior lighting.

A product for designers
Sophisticated and cleverly designed lighting solutions help to enhance the aesthetic quality of automotive interiors and set the mood for a superior driving experience. This aspect of car design however, is often overlooked.  

Having achieved a minimum diameter of 1.2 mm, SCHOTT’s optical glass fibers offer a significantly higher flexibility than that of the commercially standard polymer fibers. The high pliability allows manufacturers and designers to weave MultiLight through tight spaces. In particular, door handles, gloveboxes, center consoles, and speakers can now be illuminated along their contours.

All of the light guides flow together from an RGB light source. MulitLight cuts the time and effort needed for integration, while trimming the purchasing costs—the light guides simply need fewer electrical components. The resulting shrinkage in the cable system simplifies the long-term installation and maintenance. MultiLight can also be fit flexibly into customer-specific light sources.

Years of expertise and proven products in automotive lighting
SCHOTT is an experienced partner with more than 25 years of experience providing automotive lighting solutions to meet OEM standards. SCHOTT’s flexible light guides have been tried and tested by the leading OEMs for both interior and exterior lighting applications and can be found in the world‘s top vehicle models. With their high color stability and uniform light emission, SCHOTT fiber optic components consistently live up to their reputation as premium products. Their ability to withstand extreme weather conditions with a temperature resistance ranging from -40 to +95 degrees Celsius as well as their UV and chemical resistance make them superior to conventional plastic fiber optic solutions. That is why we are proud to say that SCHOTT light guides are optimally designed for automotive applications.

To learn more about how glass enhances a vast array of application possibilities in automobile interiors: http://www.us.schott.com/innovation/lighting-automotive-thinglass/  

For more information on SCHOTT MultiLight: http://www.us.schott.com/lightingimaging/english/automotive/lighting/multibranchlightguide.html

About SCHOTT 
SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharma, electronics, optics, life sciences, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 34 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,000 employees, sales of $2.21 billion were generated in fiscal year 2015/2016.
SCHOTT MultiLight provides contour and spotlight illumination to a number of interior components from a single source of light. Door handles, gloveboxes, and speakers can be illuminated with a single product. Picture: SCHOTT
SCHOTT MultiLight provides contour and spotlight illumination to a number of interior components from a single source of light. Door handles, gloveboxes, and speakers can be illuminated with a single product. Picture: SCHOTT
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Phone: 914-831-2286
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