SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Mobis Co., South Korea’s leading auto parts maker, has succeeded in developing the world’s first automotive tail lamp that can be bent like a thin film.
The company said Sunday that it developed an HLED that can perform the roles of both brake light and rear light simultaneously, with the LED side only 5.5-millimetre thick.
Most vehicles that are available in the market today have separate tail and brake lights that perform different functions under current safety laws.
HLEDs, however, can perform the two different functions simultaneously since they adjust the amount of light with electric signals.
Moreover, HLEDs can be bent or curved and offer the potential to bring about drastic change in lamp design.
Even when they are curved, HLEDs generate bright and uniform light, while sending light in five directions, including front and rear and right and left, thereby making it easier for drivers to recognize vehicles approaching from the rear.
Eliminating the need to use the internal components that have been used for existing tail lights, HLEDs also offer weight and space savings compared to conventional lights.
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