Magna’s Innovative Surface Element Lighting Technology Breaks Cover

Mobility Outlook Bureau

Mobility Outlook Bureau

10 Jun 2021
05:20 PM
1 Min Read

The first-to-market technology, which has debuted on the all-new 2021 Volkswagen ID.4, is contained within a compact package and is customisable for exterior vehicle applications.


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Surface Element Lighting technology

Mobility technology company, Magna has announced the introduction of a new innovative lighting technology that has first gone into the all-electric 2021 Volkswagen ID.4.

With the new Surface Element Lighting technology, Magna is pushing vehicle design possibilities, claimed the company and said the new animated lighting technology offers a new palette of options for automotive designers. 

The Surface Element Lighting is contained within a compact package, providing a homogeneous appearance and customisable, affordable LED lighting options for exterior vehicle applications, explained the company. 

Elaborating further, the company said at a minimum thickness of just 4 mm, individual compact LED panels can be packaged into tight spaces and situated in near-endless configurations. The surrounding frame of the lit element can be modified to create unique 3D panels enabling styling freedom.

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The new innovative lighting technology has first gone into the all-electric 2021 Volkswagen ID.4.

Animations in the new lighting technology are customisable, and can be created within individual elements or in groups. These include, lock/unlock, greet/goodbye, charge indicator, start-up and turn signal indicator. Designers also have the option to offer consumers a greater level of personalisation, by giving them a choice of different pre-programmed lighting animations.

John O’Hara, President, Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors, Lighting and Magna Electronics said the OLED-like uniformity offered by the Surface Element Lighting at a fraction of the cost is a game-changer in terms of design and customisation. 

This new technology builds on Magna’s current portfolio that includes lighting solutions found on more than 140 vehicle models today. 

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