Automotive Lighting in Transition

Regulation, Technology and Markets

Automotive lighting continues to undergo a major technology transformation.  It is adjusting to changing regulatory expectations, consumer preferences and manufacturer strategies.  The study highlights the way the role of lighting in vehicle safety, comfort and functionality is evolving and looks at it’s implications for the market.

“Automotive Lighting in Transition” looks at the outlook for lighting applications in the automotive sector.

  • The report looks at new demands on automotive lighting designers including intelligent lighting systems and how lighting integrates with the rapid changes in other parts of the electrical and electronic systems of vehicles.
  • The study reviews the position of major suppliers and the trends that they are dealing with in exterior and interior lighting in major markets.
  • The study looks at forecasts for the sector and the implications of automated vehicles for the lighting sector and other issues for the medium term.

The report is intended for executives in the automotive lighting sector looking for a review of the strategic issues facing the sector and executives at vehicle makers looking at integrating developments in lighting and their potential to address the challenges vehicle design in the next decade. It will also be of use to second tier suppliers looking to better understand the potential in automotive  lighting.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Market drivers
2.1 Safety
2.1.1 Daytime running lights
2.2 Regulations
2.3 Design opportunities
2.4 Energy efficiency and fuel economy
2.4.1 The European Union
2.4.2 The United States
2.4.3 Japan
2.4.4 China
2.4.5 Other countries
2.4.6 The contribution from lighting

Chapter 3: Market barriers
3.1 Cost

Chapter 4: Technology development
4.1 Optics technology
4.2 Light sources
4.2.1 Halogen
4.2.2 Neon
4.2.3 High-intensity discharge xenon
4.2.4 Light-emitting diodes
4.2.5 Organic light-emitting diodes
4.2.6 Liquid Crystal Display
4.2.7 Laser
4.3 Curve adaptive lighting systems
4.4 Adaptive forward lighting systems
4.5 Other intelligent lighting
4.6 Head-up display
4.7 Infrared night vision enhancement

Chapter 5: Exterior automotive lighting regulations
5.1 Headlamps
5.2 Daytime Running Lamps
5.3 Cornering lamps
5.4 Adaptive front-lighting systems
5.5 Position lamps
5.6 Side-marker lamps
5.7 Turn signal lamps
5.8 Brake warning lamps
5.9 Centre High-Mounted Brake Lamp
5.10 Progressive Brake Lamp Warning Systems
5.11 Rear Combination Lamps
5.12 Fog lamps
5.12.1 Front fog lamps
5.12.2 Rear fog lamps
5.13 Hazard warning lamps
5.14 Rear-end collision alert signal
5.15 Reversing lamps
5.16 Licence plate lamps
5.17 Exterior courtesy lamps

Chapter 6: Interior automotive lighting
6.1 Ingress/egress lighting
6.2 Ambient lighting
6.3 Colour

Chapter 7: Market dynamics and forecasts
7.1 The global automotive lighting market
7.2 LED
7.3 Night vision systems
7.4 HUD

Chapter 8: Looking forward
8.1 Fine resolution light distribution
8.2 Do automated vehicles need headlamps?

Supplier profiles
Automotive Lighting
Stanley Electric

Tables of Figures

Figure 1: Daytime running lights
Figure 2: Audi R8 LED front light assembly
Figure 3: Porsche Macan Edgelight tail light assembly
Figure 4: CO2 emissions targets in major markets converted to NEDC
Figure 5: Cost-benefit analysis of exterior automotive lighting in Europe
Figure 6: Light beam from a parabolic reflector
Figure 7: Top and side view of light pattern through a headlamp lens
Figure 8: Light source for high and low beam
Figure 9: Projector optics
Figure 10: Ceravision plasma lighting system
Figure 11: Bosch HID Xenon Silver bulbs
Figure 12: Grote Industries LightForm LED strip
Figure 13: Cadillac Escalade Platinum full-LED headlamp module
Figure 14: OLED array
Figure 15: Audi Matrix Laser technology
Figure 16: Curve adaptive lighting
Figure 17: Mercedes-Benz MULTIBEAM LED headlight
Figure 18: Stanley Adaptive Driving Beam functioning
Figure 19: Bosch combiner HUD
Figure 20: Continental AR-HUD
Figure 21: Bosch Night Vision Plus
Figure 22: Lexus RX 350 F Sport cornering lamps
Figure 23: LED side marker lamp
Figure 24: Citroën Picasso rear combination lamp
Figure 25: AMG ambient interior lighting
Figure 26: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro interior lighting colour options
Figure 27: Global penetration of automotive LED applications
Figure 28: LED market penetration by automotive segment, 2012 to 2020
Figure 29: Magneti Marelli sales revenue, 2012–2016 (€m)
Figure 30: Gentex sales revenue, 2012–2016 (US$m)
Figure 31: Gentex net income, 2012–2016 (US$m)
Figure 32: Hella revenue, 2012/13–2016/17 (€m)
Figure 33: Hella net income, 2012/13–2016/17 (€m)
Figure 34: Ichikoh sales revenue, 2012–2016 (US$m)
Figure 35: Ichikoh net income, 2012–2016 (US$m)
Figure 36: Koito sales revenue, 2012/13–2016/17 (¥bn)
Figure 37: Koito operating and net income, 2012/13–2016/17(¥bn)
Figure 38: Osram sales revenue, 2012/13–2016/17 (€m)
Figure 39: Osram EBITDA, 2012/13–2016/17 (€m)
Figure 40: Philips Group sales revenue, 2012–2016 (€m)
Figure 41: Philips Group EBITA and net income/loss, 2012–2016 (€m)
Figure 42: Stanley Electric sales revenue, 2012/13–2016/17 (¥bn)
Figure 43: Stanley Electric operating and net income, 2012/13–2016/17 (¥bn)
Figure 44: Valeo sales revenue, 2012–2016 (€m)
Figure 45: Valeo net income, 2012–2016 (€m)

Table of Tables

Table 1: Magneti Marelli sales revenue and EBIT, 2012–2016 (€m)
Table 2: Gentex financial performance, 2012–2016 (US$m)
Table 3: Hella financial performance, 2012/13–2016/17 (€m)
Table 4: Ichikoh financial performance, 2012–2016 (US$m)
Table 5: Koito financial results, 2012/13–2016/17 (¥bn)
Table 6: Osram financial performance, 2012/13–2016/17 (€m)
Table 7: Philips Group revenue and net income/loss, 2012–2016 (€m)
Table 8: Stanley Electric financial performance, 2012/13–2016/17 (¥bn)
Table 9: Valeo sales revenue and net income, 2012–2016 (€m)

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Author: Mike Murphy
Publisher: Autelligence
Published: Jan 2018
Pages: 88
Edition: 1st
Format: PDF

Who is the report for?

Chief Executive Officers, Marketing Directors, Business and Sales Development executives, Product and Project management, Purchasing and Technical Directors that need a powerful third party perspective and overview of the trends and issues in their sector and the potential ramifications for their business.

Author of this report:
Mike Murphy

Mike MurphyMike Murphy B.Sc., M.Phil.(Hons.I) has had a lifelong interest in things automotive including owning and racing a range of motorcycles and track cars. He began regularly contributing to automotive publications in his native New Zealand during the 1990s and in 2004 he became a news editor for a leading UK auto industry publication. He began researching and writing automotive technology sector reports the following year and has had around 50 technology reports and numerous features published by four UK-based automotive and truck industry publications.

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