Automotive Lighting: Design and Technology     

ACTAR
Approved
On-site
Delivery

I.D.# C0202Printable Description
Duration: 2 Days
June 17-18, 2014 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ) - Shanghai, China  

Since the invention of the automobile, lighting has been an important subsystem on all ground vehicles. Automotive lighting is vital to passenger safety, comfort and vehicle styling. The technology used in automotive lighting has rapidly expanded to make the lighting more value added, safer and pleasing to customers. This seminar provides broad information about automotive lighting systems with emphasis on lighting functions, effectiveness, and technologies. The intent is to assist attendees to gain sufficient knowledge about automotive lighting and its importance in overall vehicle design and development. Since only the exterior lighting devices on the ground vehicles are regulated by the federal and local governments, and standardized by the SAE Lighting Committee and the international communities, this course will only address automotive exterior lighting.

This course has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) for 13 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Upon completion of this seminar, accredited reconstructionists should contact ACTAR, 800-809-3818, to request CEUs. As an ACTAR approved course, the fee for CEUs is reduced to $5.00.

Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Describe various automotive lighting technologies
  • Articulate the legal aspects and implications related to automotive lighting
  • Examine safety measurements used with lighting functions and human factors costs
  • Discuss the latest advancements in lighting technologies and trends in lighting styling

Who Should Attend
This seminar is of benefit to a wide audience, including: Automotive body engineers responsible for lighting and vehicle interface and integration; vehicle stylists who are interested in lighting effects on vehicle cosmetics; regulatory personnel involved with the legal specifications of automotive lighting; marketing specialists who are interested in customers' preferences based on the relationship of human vision and lighting; and newcomers in the automotive industry who need to obtain a general overview of lighting

Prerequisites
Participants should have an undergraduate engineering or related degree.

Topical Outline

DAY ONE

  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals of Automotive Lighting
    • Light -- What is light; Definition of light; Types of light; Visible light; Generation of light
    • Light Measurements -- Basic concept; photometry and radiometry; Color of light; Terms of photometry; Photometry units comparison; Photometry and radiometry unit conversion; Photometry and radiometry calculations
    • Lighting; Illumination Devices -- Functions of an illumination device; Types of illumination devices; Basic structure of illumination devices
    • Classification of Automotive Lighting -- Forward lighting and signal lighting; Headlamps; Fog lamps (front and rear); Daytime running lamps; Stop & tail lamps; Turn signal lamps (front and rear); Other lamps
    • Requirements for Automotive Lighting -- Regulations and industry standards; Performance; Testing
  • Light Sources Used in Automotive Lighting
    • Basics of Light Source -- Incandescent; Discharge; Fluorescent; Solid-state; Electroluminescent; Light source comparison
    • Light Source Characteristics -- Light emitter geometry; Light output from a light source; Life; Light source operation and testing; Bulb accuracy levels
    • Types of Light Sources Used for Automotive Exterior Lighting -- Incandescent bulbs; Tungsten halogen bulbs; HID subsystem (burner, starter & ballast); Neon light source (emitter & ballast); LED source (LED package, circuit board & control device)
    • Major North America Automotive Light Source Suppliers -- Osram (OSI & OOS); Philips (including Lumileds); Others
  • Automotive Lamp Photometry Design
    • Optical Design Principles -- Optics; Geometrical optics; Imaging optics; Non-imaging optics; Reflection; Refraction; Transmission; Dispersion
    • Light Control; Collections and Manipulations -- Light collectors; reflectors and lenses; Light manipulators (reflector optics, lens optics, diffusers, light guides and fiber optics, reflex); Etendue

DAY TWO

  • Optical Design for Automotive Lamps -- Automotive lamp configurations; Optical design step 1; feasibility study; Optical design step 2; setup strategy; Optical design step 3; design optics; Optical design step 4; simulations; Other considerations; Light source selection; CAE for optical design and simulation
  • Automotive Lamp System Configuration
    • Automotive Lamp System Design Overview -- System level specifications; Vehicle interface
    • Automotive Lamp Thermal Analysis -- Purpose; Heat transfer; Empirical database; CFD lamp thermal model
    • Automotive Lamp Venting Analysis -- Understanding moisture; Moisture and condensation in a lamp; Venting analysis; Vent design
    • Automotive Lamp System Analysis -- CAD tools used in automotive lamp design; Lamp thermal analysis; Lamp venting analysis; Lamp structural analysis; Lamp mold accuracy analysis; Lamp assembly analysis
    • Human Factor Considerations -- What are human factors; Headlamp safety; seeing distance; Glare; Headlamp aiming issue; Headlamp mounting height issue; Headlamp lens issue; Signal detection; Lamp design for human factor optimizations
  • New Automotive Lighting Technologies
    • Advanced Optical Structures for Automotive Lamps -- Combination of projector & free-form reflectors (P&F) headlamps
  • Improved projector modules
    • Dual-Function HID (Bi-Xenon) Lamps -- System; Reflector type dual-function HID lamp; Projector type dual-function HID lamp
    • Distributive Lighting System (DLS); a Remote Lighting System Using Fiber Optics -- System; DLS headlamp application; Other DLS applications
    • Adaptive Forward-lighting System (AFS); an Intelligent Lighting System -- System; Desired beam pattern variations; Driving and environment condition measurements; AFS design option I; add beam contributor(s); AFS design option II; rotate headlamps; AFS design option III; vary component(s) in the headlamp
    • Night Vision System -- System definition; Infrared and IR cameras; Types of night vision systems; Examples of night vision systems

Instructor(s): Jianzhong Jiao
Dr. Jianzhong Jiao is an internationally recognized lighting expert for light sources and lighting products design, technology development, testing, industry standards and government regulations. Dr. Jiao has been actively involved in professional and industry organizations and standardization activities. He is the Chairman of the SAE Lighting Committee, past Chairman of the Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance (NGLIA), Chinaman of the NEMA SSL Section Technical Committee, and active member of IESNA Committees, ANSI-NEMA SSL Working Groups, UL LED Standard Technical Panel, as well as member of CIE, SPIE, ITE and other organizations. Dr. Jiao is the SAE Fellow, and has received several industry awards.

Dr. Jiao holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University, a M.S. degree in Applied Physics, and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is titled to 9 U.S. Patents and has over 20 technical publications. Dr. Jiao currently serves as the Director of Regulations and Emerging Technologies at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Inc. He also served as an adjunct professor teaching physics and electrical engineering courses at Purdue University and Lawrence Technological University. He has been teaching SAE seminars since 2003.

To Register in RMBs for the June 2014 Offering in China
Contact: Rick Wang
SAE International China Office
Phone: +86 21-6131-2392; Fax: +86 21-2302-5988 E-mail: rickwang@sae.org
(Please note, to register in RMBs, you must contact the SAE China Office.)

Fees: $1225.00 ; SAE Members: $980.00 - $1103.00

1.3 CEUs
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

Testimonial
"This course is a must for newcomers to automotive lighting or for designers and engineers coming from non-optics background."
Michael Piscitelli
Electronics Systems Engineer
Sapphire Technical Solutions, LLC

"An excellent overview that encompasses the latest technologies as well as the fundamentals necessary to understand them."
James Wilson
Global Technology Manager
GE Advanced Materials

"This seminar was a very good overview of automotive lighting."
Darrin Roberts
Engineer
Honda R&D Americas

"This is a valuable program for any one who is interested in the automotive lighting industry be it OEM, Tier 1 Supplier or Equipment Supplier."
Jeff Mateer
Sales Engineer
Leybold Optics

"Very good course for many levels involved in automotive lighting."
Craig Landcastle
Product Engineering Manager
Osram Sylvania Products

"Excellent general overview of lighting systems and fundamental component design and theory."
Gary L. Durian
Project Engineer
J.W. Speaker Corporation

"Very interesting for engineers involved in headlamp development to better know where challenges are."
Christophe Lemarechal
Product Expert
Prevost Car, Inc.

"The contents of this course will enable me to understand the principals of lamp design and performance."
Kevin Davis
Director of Quality
Sea Link International

"An excellent course for anyone new to automobile lighting design."
Micheal D. Dolson
Senior Mechanical Designer
Autosystems Mfg., Inc.

To register, click Register button at the top of this page and submit the online form, or contact SAE Customer Service at 1-877-606-7323 (724/776-4970 outside the U.S. and Canada) or at CustomerService@sae.org.

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