The Fenix-Store        
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Morimoto aiming to be T1 supplier and demonstrates a laser system--thoughts?

  1. #1

    Default Morimoto aiming to be T1 supplier and demonstrates a laser system--thoughts?

    https://betterautomotivelighting.com...-detroit-2017/

    They are showcasing this disruptive technology at DVN to highlight their ability to think outside the box and begin making a name for themselves as a Tier 1 supplier. Morimoto went to DVN with hopes to partner up with another group who could make use of the technology in OE Applications, and indeed there was serious interest from a number of big players who were also in attendance.
    This technology truly does set Morimoto apart from what is now considered a traditional laser headlight because fundamentally it is a different system than what else is being used. The Morimoto laser prototype is being described as a “point lighting system” meaning the laser shines into the bulb from the back and excites a specially manufactured tube lined with phosphor, which then creates the light source in all different directions, similar to a traditional light bulb. The difference here is that with an appropriately designed laser system you can create more light with far less energy. The amount of light required for the OEM production is scalable to any power level inside the same “bulb” footprint. This modular, scalable design is unlike anything else on the market today.




    What are your thoughts? Do they have a chance at becoming a T1, or is that a pipe dream? Is their laser system innovative or just more BS?
    Last edited by Ls400; 10-04-2018 at 11:04 AM.

  2. #2
    Moderator Alaric Darconville's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Stillwater, America
    Posts
    4,544

    Default Re: Morimoto aiming to be T1 supplier and demonstrates a laser system--thoughts?


  3. #3

    Default Re: Morimoto aiming to be T1 supplier and demonstrates a laser system--thoughts?

    Almost anything is possible, but it is a much longer and steeper road to becoming a tier-1 supplier than I think TRS (there is no such company as "Morimoto", that's a brand) realizes. Their laser system sounds cool, and technically it is cool, but categorically it's a "retrofit" toy, not the kind of thing automakers are interested in. The headlighting world is very rapidly moving away from the kind of architecture their laser thing represents (bulb or bulb-like light source at or near the focal point of a quasiparabolic or quasiellipsoidal reflector), in part because newer optical strategies allow for much higher efficiency and much smaller headlamps.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •