Audi recently demonstrated its new OLED lighting concept at the Audi Electronics Centre in Ingolstadt, Germany that will make future models light up like never before.
According the Stephan Berlitz, Head of Lighting Technology and Electronics at Audi, OLED is a natural extension of Audi’s own pioneering efforts integrating LED lighting into its vehicles. He said that “This homogeneous visual effect would not be possible with today’s LEDs. These are individual points of light that need additional optical devices – reflectors, optical conductors or scatter optics. OLED surfaces are themselves the source of light, and the thin plates also look attractive. They weigh little, light up extremely fast, develop only a small amount of heat, last for several tens of thousand hours and don’t consume any more energy than conventional light-emitting diodes. OLEDs suit Audi perfectly because they combine high-end technology, maximum precision and super design!”
This lighting technology is still a few years away from production and ultimately the showroom floor with Audi having to still overcome the lights’ 80-degree Celcius temperature limit.
Watch the OLED lighting concept in the video below: