Automotive Lighting & Sensors

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The automotive lighting industry is extremely innovative and headlamps and signalling lamps have become increasingly complex. Advanced Front Lighting Systems (AFS), Adaptive Driving Beams (ADB), LEDs, matrix beams, and Pulse-Width Modulation are common and optional or standard on most motor vehicles. Your lighting and signalling products must meet the legal requirements for several markets. This includes headlamps, rear combination lamps, retroreflectors (or reflex reflectors), and their replaceable light sources. This also includes rear marking plates, contour marking for trucks, and tractors and trailers containing retroreflective and fluorescent materials. In addition, it includes red, yellow, and blue warning lamps and beacons and flash lights used on special and emergency vehicles. The DEKRA testing laboratories hold the required accreditations to demonstrate compliance with the standards of any market.

  • Material Analysis
    Determination of the chemical composition of metallic materials (spectral analysis, CS combustion)
  • Night-vision assist
    Monitors the road with an infrared camera and reveals obstacles
  • Lighting assist
    Light is adapted to the environment so as to offer good vision
  • Approval on the Chinese Market
    Complete support for application of the CCC-mark, China Compulsory Certification mark issued by CQC
  • Approval on the Indian Market
    E.g. by ICAT and ARAI (Pune), Factory audit and type approval testing, Requirements in AIS Standards, Witness testing by ICAT or ARAI
  • Spectroradiometer-applications
    Exact colour measurements, Light emitted by incandescent, gas-discharge and LED lightsources, Retroreflected light in 0/0 geometry for Illuminant A, Reflected (fluorescent) light in 45/0 geometryforilluminantD65, UV content, Red content, Photobiological safety (i.e. according IEC 62471), ActinicUV skin & eye (200-400nm), Eye UV-A (315-400nm), Blue-light small source (300-700nm), Eye IR (780-3,000nm), Skin and retinal thermal (380-3,000nm)
  • Optroniksystem / LMT 1400 system
    Headlamps, Signalling Lamps, Devices for illumination of registration plates, ECE R4, R6, R7, R19, R23, R38, R50, R87, R91, R112, F113, R119, R123 (Optroniksystem), ECE R4, R6, R7, R23, R38, R50, R87, R91, R119 (LMT 1400), FMVSS108/SAE
  • LMT 1500
    Headlamps, Signalling Lamps, Retro reflectors, Devices for illumination of registration plates, ECE R3, R4, R6, R7, R19, R23, R38, R50, R87, R91, R112, F113, R119, R123, Advance warning triangles ECE R27, Rear marking plates ECE R69, R70, R104, Special warning lamps ECE R65, FMVSS 108/SAE
  • Photometry
  • Light Macroscopic Tests
    • Creation of sections and structure tests / assessments of all materials and material combinations
    • Section preparation and etching / specific etching
    • Qualitative and quantitative section evaluation (incident / transmitted light microscope)
    • Photographic documentation using digital image processing
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
    • Cause of fracture and determining of the fracture mechanism
    • Energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis (EDX) inc. element distribution models (mapping)
  • Macroscopic Tests
    Visual / stereo microscopical assessments of cases of damage and estimation of the additional time and effort for the test
  • Material Tests
  • Development Support/ Homologation Testing
  • Field Test, Damage Analysis
  • Quality Assurance Tests / Conformity of Production
  • INMETRO Approval by DEKRA

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