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Hella research says LED lights can improve driving experience


Research conducted by Hella and Hamburg University has indicated that LED driving lights designs can greatly affect

the comfort level of driver and passengers.
Hella, a global supplier of automotive LED lights and electronic systems based in Lippstadt, Germany, has

announced that LED light will become a significant factor in the design of automobile interiors. Research made

by Hella in cooperation with Hamburg University in Germany determined that different colors had a great

influence on both driver and passenger emotions and comfort levels.

"Ambient LED light will open an entirely new chapter in automotive interior design," said Herbert Wambsganss,

director of engineering, Hella Interior Lighting Systems. "Drivers will see great changes in automotive

interior lighting within the next five years - changes that will improve comfort levels and enhance brand


Drivers spend an average of up to four hours a day in their cars or light trucks, while commercial-vehicle

owners spend even more time on the road.


Today, lighting is not a significant factor in the design of most passenger-car and commercial-vehicle

interiors, but Hella executives have forcasted that the use of ambient LED lights in North America will more

than quadruple over the next five years. "LED lighting technology provides designers with another important

way to add value and improve the driving experience on the road," said Wambsganss.


Automakers are using single-color lighting to strengthen brand identity and several colors to customize and

create mood lighting. Different colors have been found to provide a range of emotional responses from

excitement to calmness. RGB technology, which allows controlled blending to achieve a wide color spectrum,

should prove to be popular in automotive interiors.


Hellas RGB/LIN technology achieves precise color and intensity control using proprietary LED module

adjustment. In addition to these products, the company offers fabric backlighting, LED overhead consoles and

slim-line LED interior lighting.

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