The change in LED technology is revolutionising and increasing smart applications for automobile makers, especially for the rising market of new energy car. LED has made smart applications getting easily integrated into the existing technology.
Recently, Tesla the popular electric car has applied a patent for its newly designed sunroof which integrated LED lighting and electrical tinting.
The patent is titled ‘Advanced Sunroof Lighting System’, and it talks about a sunroof consisting of multiple transparent layers including an electronic tint layer and a transparent lighting layer. In addition, by controlling both the tint and lighting layer electronically; the automotive company aims to monitor the light source inside the cars.
The tint layer is designed to control the amount of natural light that enters the car. Whereas, the lighting layer generates preferred lighting with tunable LEDs via a control system. According to the patent application, the direct sunlight coming through the sunroof can cause discomfort for drivers as well as other passengers, therefore, the capability of controlling the light source is imperative for automobile manufacturers.
The patent introduces an advanced sunroof lighting system to allow the right amount of ambient light while also providing a desirable amount of light during nighttime or other obscured light times.