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19.09.2017, SCHOTT AG, Mainz, Germany

Enhancing the car’s interior ambience

SCHOTT’s MultiLight is a new product from the company’s automotive portfolio. MultiLight binds an individual number of light guides in a single light source combining contour and spotlight illumination into one product. For OEMs and tier suppliers, it reduces the time and effort spent on integration while opening up more design options for a whole range of applications.
The multi-branch SCHOTT MultiLight is made up of lateral and end-emitting light guides.
The multi-branch SCHOTT MultiLight is made up of lateral and end-emitting light guides.
More design freedom, enhanced functionality and simplified integration: The new SCHOTT MultiLight is a unique lighting solution for automotive interior design. MultiLight is a multi-branch light guide which draws its light from a single source. With a combination of side-emitting and end-emitting light guides, a number of functionalities such as contour and spotlight illumination are now bundled into a single product. Thus, the space-saving, flexible fiber optic cables can be efficiently embedded in individual automobile designs for interior lighting.

A product for designers and integrators

Customization and automation are increasingly in demand in the interiors of automobiles. In addition to the use of high-quality, sustainable materials, sophisticated and cleverly designed lighting solutions help to enhance the aesthetic quality of automotive interiors.

Having achieved a minimum diameter of 1.2 mm in its new MultiLight solution, SCHOTT’s optical glass fibers offer a significantly higher flexibility than that of the commercially standard polymer fibers. Thus, the high pliability allows for more freedom of movement in limited spaces such as the areas involving illumination of door panels or the center consoles. In particular, door handles, gloveboxes and speakers can now be illuminated along their contours.

For the first time, all of the light guides flow together in an RGB light source and cut down the time and effort needed for integration while trimming the purchasing costs due to a reduction of the electrical components needed. The resulting shrinkage in the cable system simplifies the long-term installation and maintenance. If required, MultiLight can be flexibly fitted into customer-specific light sources.

Years of expertise and proven products in automotive lighting

SCHOTT’s flexible light guides have been tried and tested by the leading OEMs for both interior and exterior lighting applications and can be found in the world‘s top vehicle models. With their high color stability and uniform light emission, SCHOTT fiber optic components consistently live up to their reputation as premium products. SCHOTT is an experienced partner with more than 25 years of providing automotive lighting solutions which meet OEM standards. It is why SCHOTT light guides have been optimally designed for automotive applications. Their ability to withstand extreme weather conditions with a temperature resistance ranging from -40 to +95 degrees Celsius as well as their UV and chemical resistance make them superior to conventional plastic fiber optic solutions.

To learn more about how glass enhances a vast array of application possibilities in automobile interiors:
http://www.schott.com/innovation/en/lighting-automotive-thinglass/
SCHOTT MultiLight provides contour and spotlight illumination to a number of interior components from a single source of light. Door handles, gloveboxes and speakers can be illuminated with a single product.
SCHOTT MultiLight provides contour and spotlight illumination to a number of interior components from a single source of light. Door handles, gloveboxes and speakers can be illuminated with a single product.
Press contact
SCHOTT AG
Michael Mueller
Public Relations Manager
Hattenbergstraße 10
55122 Mainz
Germany
Phone: +49 6131/66-4088
Further information
SCHOTT AG
Salvatore Ruggiero
Vice President Marketing and Communication
Hattenbergstraße 10
55122 Mainz
Germany
Phone: +49 6131/66-4140
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