Renault's new Espace uses HELLA LED Technology
HELLA helps French automaker design complex rear tail-lamp treatment
LIPPSTADT, Germany, Aug. 11, 2015 -- The new Renault Espace recently introduced in Europe has distinctive LED tail lamps with a two-part design developed by HELLA.
The fifth generation French crossover was first shown as Renault's "Initiale Paris" concept car at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. The new model features HELLA tail lamps that are split into two sections to generate a unique appearance, especially when turn signals are activated.
An auxiliary lens that combines clear and brushed coatings is located in front of each LED light guide to create what Renault refers to as an "ice cube" design similar to the appearance of light passing through an ice cube.
The Espace's two-part LED rear lamps also feature chrome inlays, typical for vehicles produced by the French automaker. With the exception of the vehicle's back-up lights, all of the rear lighting functions use LEDs. Parallel to the turn indicators and stop lights, the inlay extends across both parts of the lamp. Finished with an elegant, jet-black lacquer, the rear lamps seamlessly blend with the vehicle's overall exterior design.
The light-guide technology-based tail lights also highlight the overall appearance of the crossover by passing through the entire lamp in a curved line.
HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co., Lippstadt: HELLA is a global, family-owned company, with more than 30,000 employees at 100 locations in more than 35 countries. The HELLA Group develops and manufactures lighting technology and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry and also has one of the largest retail organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnostics, and services within Europe. Complete vehicle modules, air-conditioning systems, and vehicle electrical systems also are produced in joint venture companies. With more than 6,000 people working in research and development, HELLA is one of the most important innovation drivers on the market. In addition, with preliminary sales of approximately 5.8 billion euros in fiscal year 2014/2015, the HELLA Group is one of the top 40 automotive parts suppliers in the world and one of the 100 largest German industrial companies.