LG Innotek has developed “Nexlide-HD (High Definition)”, a flexible three-dimensional lighting for cars that emits bright and uniform light from five directions.
The automotive lighting module has been made by attaching a number of LED packages on a thin substrate. It is a hexahedron that gently curves like a rubber and mounted on the exterior lamps, such as daytime running lights (DRLs) and tail lights.
The “Nexlide-HD” emits uniform light from five directions except from the substrate contact surface. The company applied the LED packages, which spread light around 180 degrees, and used a proprietary optical design technology.
Currently available products use ordinary LED packages to emit light at a limited angle of 100 degrees above. In addition, they need separate components to produce a uniform light.
“Nexlide-HD” enables the production of unique lights with various designs such as straight lines, curved lines, waves, and three-dimensional figures. The module can also be cut into thin pieces and combined into blocks to create floral patterns and more.
This product can be applied to the tail lights as well as DRL on the front of the vehicle. DRL require brightness of 400 candela (unit of light source brightness) above so that they can be recognized even in the daytime. LG Innotek has raised the module’s maximum brightness by applying a 5-sided stereoscopic lighting technology.
In addition, the “Nexlide-HD” can be used to produce slim lighting and reduce the thickness of automobile lamps by up to 70%. This is possible because the module is no need for extra components such as an inner lens to make the light uniform.