LG Display has announced they have supplied OLED light panels to Chang's Custom, a Korean car customising company, to create the world's first van equipped with OLED interior lighting.
According to LG Display an OLED light panel is a surface light source that emits evenly diffused light. OLED light panels are known for their thinness and lightness that makes them ideal for car interiors. While OLED light panels are already been considered for use as automotive tail lights, Chang’s Custom is challenging the auto interior light market with this new technology.
Chang's Custom are using OLED light panels for interior lighting because they saved space. LED lighting and halogen light bulbs cannot be embedded easily in the interior structure, while OLED panels are easily embedded in car's interior surfaces.
According to the LG Display OLED light panels are being used to replace ceiling lighting and door interior lighting that currently use LED and halogen bulbs.
For ceiling lighting, Chang’s Custom used 320mm x 110mm LG OLED light panels with a dimmer that can be controlled by the driver. The company is also using 200mm x 50mm LG OLED light panels for side lighting.
The warm and soft light emitted by the OLED light panels creates a luxurious state-of-the-art atmosphere in the car interior.
Chang's Custom van was first showcased at the Seoul Auto Salon 2016 in Seoul, Korea. There has been a positive and enthusiastic response to the new luxury van customized with premium light capabilities during its display at the auto show.
This customised Chevrolet Explorer will be utilised as a vehicle for the VIPs, considering its luxurious upgrade in interior lighting. LG Display is always searching for partners to develop new applications for the OLED light panels.
Figure: LG Display/Chang's Custom - Car Interior lighting with LG Display OLED light panels
Jong Soo Chang, CEO of Chang’s Custom, said, "We believe LG Display OLED light panels will create psychological comfort for the driver while giving a luxurious and glamorous feel for passengers. The interior lighting provided by OLED represents a perfect fit for premium-class vehicles." Jong Soo added, "With limited space inside the car, the thinness and lightness of the OLED light panels effectively uses space. I believe this technology has a bright future for all kinds of transport, not only in cars but also in aircraft and ships."