Hyundai Mobis’ HLED to perform tail and stop light with a single LED for the first time in the world

  • Performing both tail and stop light functions with a single LED
  • Securing a uniform bright light with a 5.5mm-thick film even it is bent or curved
  • Lighter, smaller LED lamps… various pattern designs are also possible
  • Will lead the global lamp market with emotional and functional satisfaction

SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Hyundai Mobis (KRX: 012330) announced on February 22 that the company became the first in the world to develop an HLED that can be bent flexibly like a thin film. Now, a single LED can serve as both the stop lamp and the tail lamp at the same time with only 5.5mm thickness of the LED surface.

The world’s first flexible HLED through ‘5.5mm innovation’ by Hyundai Mobis
The world’s first flexible HLED through ‘5.5mm innovation’ by Hyundai Mobis

Hyundai Mobis named this new rear lamp system HLED, which signifies high performance, high definition and homogeneity.

Most vehicles today have the tail lamp and stop lamp separately under the safety laws. According to the laws, the stop lamp must be much brighter than the tail lamp.

However, the HLED, developed by Hyundai Mobis, allows the tail lamp and the stop lamp to be implemented with a single LED by just controlling the light with electrical signals.

Moreover, the HLED can generate bright and uniform stop light even when it is bent by emitting light in five different directions. As a result, the rear lamp will be more visible to the drivers of the vehicles approaching from the rear and side.

Compared to the existing ream lamp, HLED can create various lamp design since it can be bent or curved. It is also possible to secure more space and offer lower weight, as it removes all the internal components used for existing rear lamp by controlling light with the new LED alone.

Hyundai Mobis has passed the reliability tests of Europe (ECE) and the US (SAE) related to tail lamps and stop lamps. It has already received orders from European automakers and is currently conducting mass-production development of HLED.

"We will accelerate technology development and introduce the lamp technology customized for future automobiles as represented by electrification and autonomous driving.", said Oh Heung-sup, the head of the Lamp BU at Hyundai Mobis.

About Hyundai Mobis

Hyundai Mobis is the 7th largest leading automotive supplier. Founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Seoul, Korea, Hyundai Mobis is to become a lifelong technology partner for vehicles and people.

Hyundai Mobis is excellent in sensors, sensor fusion in controllers and software design capabilities in safety control. Its products also include various electrification components, brakes, suspension, steering, airbags, lights and automotive electronics.

Mobis currently has more than 30,000 employees and has been manufacturing in more than 30 regions in 10 countries. In addition to its R&D headquarters in Korea, Mobis has 4 technology centers in Germany, China, India and the United States.

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