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Hella illuminates BMW 7 Series side area with LED modules

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The ones driving new BMW 7 Series will find it much easier to park their vehicle in dark areas as global automotive lighting major Hella provides light carpet on both the sides of the car for 12-feet.

Pressing a button on the key fob in the new BMW 7 Series allows driver to find way to park the car without hassle. A radiant carpet of light illuminates the ground under both sides of the car, guiding the driver to park the car. The lamps fitted in the new BMW 7 Series are first of its kind and  designed by lighting experts at Hella.

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Earlier, the lighting systems were installed in an outside mirror or the underside of the driver’s door. Now Hella’s LED modules are mounted in the rocker panels behind the vehicle’s front wheels. Hence, the lights can uniformly illuminate the ground for more than 12 feet on both sides of the vehicle.

Micro-optics specially designed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering are used to precisely direct the light to defined areas on the ground.

Each lens is crafted from a number of micro lenses. Because a single lens generates a very weak strip of light due to its small size, combining a large number of these small projectors is used to create a brighter light pattern. This is also helpful if dirt covers portions of the LED, because other lenses will be pointed at the area to be illuminated.

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In addition to the light carpet, the company has also developed the BMW 7 Series light guides used for ambient lighting and the rear-passenger interior-reading light.

Hella, which witnessed around 5.8 billion euros in sales in the financial year 2014-2015, is one of the top 40 automotive components makers in the world.

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