Automotive Lighting: Design and Technology

 Automotive lighting is critical to passenger safety, comfort, and vehicle styling. The technology used in automotive lighting has rapidly expanded to make the lighting safer and more pleasing to customers. This course provides broad information about automotive lighting systems with emphasis on lighting functions, effectiveness, and technologies. The intent is to assist participants in gaining 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 course, accredited reconstructionists should mail a copy of their course certificate of achievement and the $5 participant CEU fee to ACTAR, PO Box 1493, North Platte, NE 69103. 

What Will You Learn

By attending this course, 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

Is This Course For You

This course 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.

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