Robustness and Flexibility: SCHOTT combines the best of both worlds.
SCHOTT SideLight is a patented technology using glass fiber optics to answer the high demand for automotive interior and exterior lighting applications. In combination with highly effective LEDs, homogeneous lighting effects can be created even if available space is limited.
Different than plastic fibers, SCHOTT glass fibers offer a smaller diameter, as well as significantly higher temperature and chemical resistance. SCHOTT light guides have proven reliability and highest design freedom in order to enhance the brand distinction of several automotive OEMs.
Our Features are your Benefits.
Customizable diameters (>1,2mm)
Outstanding bending radius (>6mm)
Flexible integration with customer light sources
High color stability over length (up to 3 m)
High uniformity of luminance
Appropriate for RGB LED, laser light sources
SCHOTT SideLight light guides are qualified for both interior and exterior applications
Standard operating temperature range -40°C/+95°C, outperforming standard plastic fibers (Higher temperatures possible upon request)
Robust against UV-light, chemical loads & salt(Detailed specification available upon request)
Integration & Maintenance
Easy- plug and play, since light guides can be pressed into cavities
No squeek or rattle
High mechanical strength and resistance of glass fibers foster durability and lower maintenance costs
No additional tooling cost required
Integration in late design-phase possible
SCHOTT - Your Experienced Partner
More than 125-years of experience in glass and lighting technology
Reliable partner for automotive applications for over 20 years
Experienced with OEM standards and regulations in all tier levels and design phases.
SCHOTT is a German technology company with more than 125-years of experience in glass and lighting technology. As a reliable partner for automotive applications for over 20 years, we are experienced with existing OEM standards and regulations in all automotive tier levels and design phases.
Our light guides have successfully proven quality and roadworthiness in several models of leading German car manufacturers, as well as leading US and Chinese models.
SCHOTT colored SideLight - For compelling contours
The colored SideLight is a contour line for deliberate individual accents (e.g. in sports cars) and the latest modification by SCHOTT.
Black sheathing (not illuminated)
Black sheathing (illuminated)
It's unique advantages:
allows various day-time and night-time designs
has richer, more contrasty colors due to the colored coating
is highly adaptable to its design environment (seat fabric, plastic panel, etc.)
applicable for interior and exterior applications
High design freedom for a bandwidth of applications.
SCHOTT SideLight can be integrated into several applications, such as:
Exterior Running Board
Its flexible glass fiber optics and high bending radius enables faciliated integration and maintenance.