An interior skyline

All over the world, people are going places. Millions are choosing cars to get to where they want to go. It is no longer just about getting from point A to point B – drivers want an exhilarating experience.

All over the world, people are going places. Millions are choosing cars to get to where they want to go. It is no longer just about getting from point A to point B – drivers want an exhilarating experience.

Challenge

It is this very challenge that we must confront: Equipping the automobile with features that enable an unforgettable experience – all with the use of light. As conventional, interior lighting is concealed behind dashboards and panels, fiber optic lighting pushes these boundaries and serves as a distinct design feature in itself to set the mood and take you places in style.

Make space spaceless

Ambient lighting can render an automobile’s space spaceless. Visible lighting in doors, the flooring, and middle consoles creates an entirely new sense of space. Discrete, pure -white lighting encompassed around a large, panoramic roof gives the impression that the roof is hovering above you.

Innovation

Soft light for a strong impact

SCHOTT has developed fiber optic components specifically for such
lighting concepts. These sidelights are transparent light guides. Fed by
LED light sources, they emit light evenly across the entire length.

This homogeneity is achieved by way of scattering areas, cased in a fiber core and cladding combination. The elegant thing about this solution is that fiber optics only transmit light, without any current, so that they can be handled safely.

Flexibility and
homogeneity…

...in perfect harmony

These fiber optic cables provide long stretches of exceptionally homogeneous
LED light, in many different colors.They are also extremely flexible and can fit
within any corner.

These fiber optic cables provide long stretches of exceptionally homogeneous
LED light, in many different colors.They are also extremely flexible and can fit
within any corner.

Non-SCHOTT
light guide

SCHOTT
Sidelight

Drivers can easily adjust the color themselves – allowing for enhanced
comfort. And stronger differentiation between the car brands.

Next

Next stop: Autonomous lighting

The future will drive itself. Autonomous driving is changing how we use cars – from a mode of transport that we control, to an area of tranquility that appeals to our senses. Whether it is in a work space or in a place for relaxation, lighting will be dynamic, adapting to its surroundings to create the right atmosphere. It will serve to light up your way, while you are on the go.

“The car will become a space
for leisure and activity. In the
future, sensors will measure our
environment, but also our well-
being. Lighting will then adjust
automatically to appeal to the
senses.” Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tran Quoc Khanh, Light Technology Expert

Let’s light up the world, as we go.

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milestone?

Contact

Carl van Dommelen
Lighting & Imaging
SCHOTT North America, Inc.

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