LED Technology for Intelligent Automotive Lighting
Joanna Scheffel, IQPC: What is your company’s role in the automotive lighting industry?
Carsten Befelein, CB Lichtdesign: Within the focus of my engineering office “CB-Lichtdesign” are attractive lighting concepts, innovations, designs, feasibility and profitability analysis and lighttechnical predevelopment for interior- and exterior lighting for all OEMs, suppliers and aftermarket.
J.S.: In a growing and developing market like the automotive industry, how is your company setting itself apart?
C.B.: CB-Lichtdesign especially develops high value and attractive, customer- and design-relevant, feasible and cost effective lighting concepts and innovations on the basis of in-depth lighting know-how and automotive experience (more than 20 years of BMW lighting technology and electronics) – from concept to specification.
J.S.: What major challenges is the industry facing at the moment?
C.B.: Lighting features for the interior and exterior of vehicles have come more and more into the interest and focus of customers and thus in the industry for lighting and electronics. The lighting products have to be innovative, high value in appearance and technical quality, “intelligent”, functional, emotional, individual etc. and also be affordable.
J.S.: With regards to the LED technology, a lack of technology and experience are often named as the key challenges. Do you agree? How can these factors be improved?
C.B.: I agree with this statement. This was one important reason to start “CB-Lichtdesign”.
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