LEDs help Torana concept look "Pretty in Pink"
LEDs were used to give the Torana TT36 concept car from GM Holden a highly distinctive “hot pink” appearance.
The Torana made use of lighting modules based on Osram’s new MultiLED, which is incorporated in exterior and interior lighting. Integrating Osram’s red (625 nm), green (525 nm) and blue (470 nm) chips in one package, the 6-lead MultiLED enables independent chip control for specific driver designs.
The high optical efficiency combined with a compact SMT package allowed Holden to implement special decorative lighting modules inside the head lamps – a completely unique feature which has not been introduced in cars before. Optically innovative rear lamps include decorative “hot pink” light which is also produced using LEDs from Osram.
Inside the headlamp module, the linear daytime running light (DRL) was designed using Golden Dragon high-power LEDs. The white Golden Dragons provide 20-40 lm with an operating current of 350 mA.
Holden Torana has successfully demonstrated advantages of the LED technology which gives car makers freedom to choose unique color and shape of the lighting modules and also provides lower power consumption while increasing reliability and lifetime.