SCHOTT has won the prestigious Red Dot Design award in the Materials category for a new, aesthetic lighting concept with LuminaLine. The SCHOTT LuminaLine meets all the norms regarding design quality and material resistance for future requirements in automotive lighting.
“LuminaLine” has already earned two prestigious awards though it has hardly been in the market for three months. The concept had also won the German Innovation Award 2018.
For winning the renowned Red Dot Design award, SCHOTT LuminaLine faced stiff competition from 5,600 entries received from 55 countries. The jury for the awards comprised 40 internationally recognized design experts. LuminaLine also was one of the three finalists for Red Dot: Luminary, the highest award presented in the Red Dot Design Award for design concepts.
According to Stephan Schabacker, Director of Sales Automotive at SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging, LuminaLine is a particularly strong concept as it can be used in many ways, both as a component for really harsh elements and as a versatile design element. It is easy to recycle as a glass component and has its own aesthetics both in the illuminated and non-illuminated state.
Technically, LuminaLine is based on a glass composite whose luminance is bundled by a fiber optic, thus creating an interplay of light and transparency that offers plenty of scope for new designs. From a functional perspective, LuminaLine can also be used for medical and industrial applications as it can create concentrated homogeneous light. However, the lighting technology is strengthened by the thermally toughened clad glass that surrounds the soul. The clad exhibits high resistance to physical and chemical loads and can tolerate UV radiation and temperatures up to 400°C.
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This durability makes it possible to use this lighting system even in the smallest spaces and in the ost diverse environments. Thus LuminaLine is ideal for vehicle exterior lighting, and for facilitating aesthetic and reliable functional and contour lighting, as in the case of an illuminated entry aid or for accentuating exterior doors.
With automation and electrification changing vehicle design and increasing the scope for lighting, Schbacker explained that lighting design has become a central theme.
In the past, the key requirements when it came to vehicle lighting were quality and reliability, but in the future, lighting should also be customizable and sustainable.
“SCHOTT has been a reliable technology and development partner of leading car makers for more than 25 years. This expertise allows us to proactively align our product development to the automotive market’s qualification tests and design requirements,” Schabacker added.
SCHOTT LuminaLine can also turn traffic signal lighting into a design element.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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