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KYOCERA SLD Laser Demonstrates Laser-based Automotive Headlight Modules And FiberLight Grille Assembly

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GOLETA, Calif.--()--KYOCERA SLD Laser, Inc. (KSLD), a world leader in commercialization of laser light sources, has announced the demonstration of Laser-based Automotive Headlight Modules and FiberLight Grille Assemblies. The company will demonstrate these new LaserLightTM technologies at the Consumer Electronics Show January 9 – 12, 2023 at Booth 10545 in the North Hall.The LaserLight module based automotive headlight assembly offers high brightness white and infrared (IR) dual illumination for night vision and sensing for increased safety and visibility in automotive and mobility applications. The headlight assembly provides full features of low beam and high beam enabled by compact size modules with KSLD’s innovative LaserLight SMD White/IR dual emission devices. The white light illumination provides high brightness and long-range light beam with a sharp cutoff, high contrast and precise patterns with minimum glare to maximize visibility. The IR illumination improves the safety with increased detection of objects such as animals, pedestrians, or other hazards that would be otherwise difficult if not impossible to see using conventional lighting in foggy or dark conditions. The LaserLight Headlight Modules can be arranged in a set of 4 per headlight for example 2 modules for low beam and 2 modules for high beam. The ultra-compact LaserLight Modules have a slim profile with less than a 12.7mm lens height enabling flexibility for designers to adjust the configurations such as horizontal 2x2, vertical 2x2, offset layouts, and other arrangements.

The FiberLight Grille assembly offers ultra-bright white light in a thin emissive fiber only possible with laser light, enabling vehicle manufacturers to offer a strong brand signature of automobiles. Applications include interior or exterior lighting, front lighting, tail lighting, in white or blue. KSLD’s FiberLight demonstrator will be on display assembled into automotive grille application. The FiberLight delivers white emissive fiber illumination with more than 10,000 cd/m2 and is targeted for exterior and interior lighting applications such as grilles, logos, daytime running lights (DRLs) and ambient lights. The FiberLight delivers 10 times the brightness of LED solutions, producing brilliant and efficient illumination from thin, low cost fiber optics and a remote light source.

KSLD will also demonstrate a LaserLight line generator, providing a high brightness and sharp-edge line light with capability to generate a variety of light patterns including straight, ring, square or angled lines. Applications include road projection to illuminate the line lights on a roadway in the forward direction of the vehicle to increase the visibility of moving vehicles to surrounding vehicles, cyclists, or pedestrians. The application is useful in a dark roadway where traffic lane lines are not visible or difficult to be seen.

KSLD has been shipping its white lighting emitting LaserLight device for automotive high beam boost applications since 2019 and was winner of the prestigious 2021 Prism Award for Photonics Innovation, Transportation Category. Beyond lighting, KSLD has been working on a development of gallium nitride-based laser light sources and modules for applications like LiFi, sensing and 3D printing. KYOCERA SLD Laser will host meetings in person at CES 2024 in LVCC North Hall Exhibition Booth 10545 and virtually by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please contact Kristen Hanna at KHanna@KYOCERA-SLDLaser.com.

About KYOCERA SLD Laser, Inc.

KYOCERA SLD Laser, Inc. (KSLD) is a wholly owned subsidiary and group company of KYOCERA Corporation, commercializing a new generation of gallium nitride based laser light sources for automotive, mobility, specialty lighting, and consumer applications. The company is ISO 9001 certified and automotive compliant to IATF 16949, and operates facilities in Santa Barbara, CA and in Fremont, CA. KSLD’s high luminance LaserLightTM sources are UL and IEC safety certified and are utilized in a myriad of applications including automotive & mobility, specialty & portable lighting, entertainment & outdoor, projection & AR/VR displays, biomedical instrumentation & therapeutics, and industrial imaging & material processing. The company was recently ranked in Fortune magazine’s “2023 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing & ProductionTM,” having promoted an employee-centric corporate culture since its founding. To learn more about KSLD, visit www.KYOCERA-SLDLaser.com or contact the company at info@KYOCERA-SLDLaser.com or 1-866-753-5273.

About KYOCERA

Kyocera Corporation (TOKYO:6971, https://global.kyocera.com/), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, smart energy systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2023, the company’s consolidated sales revenue totaled 2 trillion yen (approx. US$15.1 billion). Kyocera is ranked #672 on Forbes magazine’s 2023 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, and has been named among “The World’s 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies” by The Wall Street Journal.

Contacts

Media:
Kristen Hanna, Khanna@Kyocera-SLDLaser.com
1-866-SLD-LASE (1-866-753-5273)

First published on Tue, Jan 9, 2024

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