There are many potential lighting applications within a car, such as map/reading lights, orientation lights, glove box lights, luggage compartment lights, map pocket lights and door sill illumination. These examples are mainly based on the functional and/or orientation requirements of the driver and passengers, while the trend in future will be to introduce ambient lighting. An example is footwell lighting, creating a feeling of comfort and space within the vehicle.
This article was published in the February 2006 issue of LEDs Magazine.
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