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Mentor Automotive

The automotive world moves: Not only vehicles, but also people and their emotions. Our contribution to this is  light. In addition to safety aspects, it is all about staging the brand and the individual personality of the driver. For more than 30 years, we have been a recognized development partner and series supplier for many major automobile manufacturers. We support them in the realization of their ideas: From simple solitary lamps to intelligent, dynamic, coloured lighting applications. Whether logo lighting, functional charging level indicators or stylish interior lighting – lighting solutions by MENTOR can be found in a variety of designs in modern cars. Here we’re presenting some examples to you:

 

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VW Arteon – Ambient Lighting

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The VW Arteon – both in the Shooting Brake and saloon models – is impressive thanks to its dynamism and elegance, comfort and practicality. In the interior of the car, Volkswagen has opted for high-quality materials such as real wood and surfaces with the look of real leather. The exclusive interior fittings are complemented by tasteful, customisable ambient lighting. MENTOR light guides and microprocessor-controlled RGB coloured LEDs are used for the illuminated trim in the door panels.

 

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The trim strips in the driver and passenger doors and in the rear doors create the desired (colour) mood for the interior of the car – 30 difference colour nuances are possible depending on the vehicle configuration. The specific structure of the customised light guide ensures a dynamic lighting effect. To create a uniform lighting pattern, the colour selected for the decorative door lighting can also be applied to the car’s digital displays.

 

Rolls Royce – Door Handle Lighting

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The classic brand Rolls Royce Motor Cars has been synonymous with exceptional, luxurious cars since it was founded in 1906. The luxury vehicles leave nothing to be desired for car lovers – elegant design, state-of-the-art engineering and extravagant fittings are the hallmark of the vehicles produced by the British company, which is now part of the BMW Group. The first Rolls Royce SUV – the Rolls Royce Cullinan – now includes components made by MENTOR. The cups of the interior door handles are equipped with an individual LED lighting solution, which is both part of the aesthetic design and a functional component. The indirect illumination of the handle cups elegantly and subtly blends in with the vehicle’s ambient lighting while providing a guiding light in the dark.

Illuminated logo in the headrests of the BMW M-Series

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At BMW, the letter M has been standing for fascination and passion in the premium segment of  sports cars for more than four decades. Impressive engine performance and technical DNA from the world of motorsport have traditionally been accompanied by a special design both inside and out. The M models feature a backlit logo in a prominent position in the headrest, for example, and BMW relies on MENTOR’s expertise in lighting technology for its realization. The perfect appearance of the logo both in illuminated and non-illuminated state was important here.

Audi Q2 RGB Interior Lighting

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For many years Audi has been one of the most innovative and successful brands in the premium and sports car segment. The interior designers of the brand with the four rings pay particular attention to the lighting design in the vehicle’s interior. The latest example is the Q2, the new small SUV from Ingolstadt. Here a sophisticated RGB colored lighting solution by MENTOR provides perfect ambient lighting. Intelligent RGB LED modules with an integrated microcontroller and perfectly matched light guide systems ensure absolute homogeneity, permanently constant color locations and a constant brightness of all RGB luminaires integrated into the system.

VW ID3 - Charger Socket

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The ID3, VW’s new electric model shows many facets of innovative driving pleasure. Of course, a large part of the communication in this model is also visual. The charging process is also communicated by light. A customer-specific LED module indicates the battery charging status.

 

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