Global and China Automotive Lighting Industry Report, 2021
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Global and China Automotive Lighting Industry Report, 2021 combs through intelligence trends of automotive lighting, technology routes, laws and regulations for automotive lighting industry, competitive pattern of automotive lighting market, automotive lighting companies’ deployments in intelligence, and their intelligent lighting configurations for mid- and high-class vehicle models.

Global automotive lighting market is highly concentrated, and Koito is the champion.

Automotive lighting is a highly concentrated market where bellwethers play a dominant role, that is, there are “one superpower and several powers”. In the global automotive lighting market, European, American and Japanese manufacturers are the main players. In 2020, Japan-based Koito was positioned first with market share of 25.3%, Italy’s Magneti Marelli (13.9%) and France-based Valeo (12.8%) followed, three together sweeping 52% of the global market.


Global automotive lighting leaders vie more fiercely for new technologies: 

---In September 2019, Koito rolled out BladeScan?ADB headlamp system which has been mounted on 2019 Lexus RX and 2021 Lexus LS.

---At CES 2019, Magneti Marelli introduced its third-generation Smart Corner lighting technology which can integrate with all types of sensors including LiDAR, radar, camera and ultrasonic radar. The company also displayed advanced LED lighting functions such as digital light processing (DLP) and adaptive driving beam (ADB).

---In March 2020, Hella unveiled SSL 100 light module. The system offers up to 102 pixels, each of which can be activated independently, and controls light distribution via ECU to automatically turn on and turn off LED in a designated area. SSL 100 light module has been introduced into Chinese market and mass-produced at HELLA lamp plant in Jiaxing.

---In November 2020, the Human Centric Lighting (HCL) innovator Biological Innovations and Optimization Systems, LLC (BIOS), and Lumileds, joined forces to create a new SkyBlue? LED. BIOS SkyBlue Circadian rhythm technology used in the new product is a solution to technical challenges of HCL.


Not to be outdone, Chinese automotive lighting bellwethers have developed dynamically interactive lighting technology in the automotive CASE trend. For example, at Auto Shanghai 2021, HASCO Vision Technology displayed an intelligent interactive lighting system that consists of PML intelligent headlamps and ISD tail lights. The system can input user-defined texts, pictures and videos into the lighting domain controller which will then convert the content into elements and materials that the lamps can recognize to display the specific content and interact with the outside world. The system is mounted on Human Horizons HiPhi X. In 2020, Changzhou Xingyu Automotive Lighting Systems also managed to develop rhythmic taillights capable of welcoming, the second-generation ambient lights with public voice interaction function, gesture controlled indoor lamps, and pixel-type headlamp modules.

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Demand for intelligent headlights increases, and six technology routes come to the forefront. 

Intelligent headlights provide higher visibility for drivers in bad weathers to ensure driving safety. The data shows that the use of intelligent lamps helps to reduce 57%-74% traffic accidents at night. With the increasing demand, more and more intelligent headlights are installed in mid- and high-class cars. According to GMI Research and its public data, it is estimated that the global intelligent headlight market will be worth nearly USD6.84 billion in 2026 compared with USD4.83 billion in 2020. 

There are six intelligent headlight technology routes: LED Matrix, μAFS, LCD, DLP, Blade Scan and MEMS.


---As LED packaging technology matures and its cost falls, matrix ADB will still be the main implementation form of intelligent headlights which tend to sink from high-class car models to the lower-class.

OSRAM has introduced EVIYOS 1.0, the world’s first μAFS delivering 1,024 pixels on 4mm x 4mm SoC. OSRAM EVIYOS 2.0 offering 25,600 pixels is under development and will be rolled out in 2023.

DLP technology based on digital mirror device (DMD) is monopolized by TI. According to our statistics, there are a total of six DMD-enabled models including New Mercedes-Benz S Class, Great Wall VV6/VV7, and IM Zhiji. The more frequent interactions of vehicles with the outside world come with the development of intelligent connected vehicles. Automotive DLP technology allows light projections on ground to form various light patterns and icons so as to build a bridge to communicate with the outside world, and its high resolution helps to enable ADAS functions, for example, traffic sign lighting for recognizing traffic signs. Hence DLP technology will find broad application in intelligent connected vehicles.

Automakers play as “lighting factory” to accelerate the layout of intelligent lighting. 


To meet market demand, automakers also step up their efforts to deploy intelligent lighting. Audi has made long and frequent deployments in automotive lighting. In June 2020, Audi released New Q5, a new model carrying Audi’s latest intelligent OLED lighting technology, which makes Audi the first automaker digitalizing taillights into a display. Audi is working to develop flexible digital OLED.

Among Chinese automakers, BYD has developed automotive lighting independently since 2003. FinDreams Vision Co., Ltd. BYD established in 2019 is devoted to developing vision technology, motor vehicle lighting and signal system. Having been the first automaker to integrate automotive lighting vertically, BYD is working toward development of new technologies in automotive lighting and environment interconnection.

In addition, Mazda has also developed its adaptive LED headlight (ALH) technology.

As the technology advances, automotive lighting is no longer a simple lighting tool but will integrate with driving assistance functions, for example, combined with cameras to enable safer driving through high and low beam switch according to the objects ahead. In future, more intelligent, more interactive and safer automotive lighting will be demanded in a new age.

1 Overview of Automotive Lighting 
1.1 Classification of Automotive Lighting
1.2 Development History of Automotive Lighting
1.3 Automotive Lighting Industry Chain 
1.4 LED Lighting
1.4.1 LED Lighting Industry Chain
1.4.2 Cost Structure of LED Lighting 
1.4.3 Comparison of Cost and Price between Automotive Lamps with Different Light Sources
1.4.4 Classification of LED Lighting
1.4.5 Various LED Headlight Technologies
1.4.6 Pixel Headlight
1.5 Intelligent Headlight
1.5.1 Overview of Intelligent Headlight Technology Routes 
1.5.2 Comparison of Advantages and Disadvantages between Intelligent Headlight Technology Routes, and Typical Manufacturers
1.5.3 Comparison of Parameters between Intelligent Headlight Technology Routes, and Application Trends
1.6 Development Trends of Automotive Lighting Technology 

2 Regulations and Policies for Automotive Lighting Industry
2.1 Global Automotive Lighting Standard System
2.2 China's Automotive Lighting Standard System 
2.2.1 Automotive Lighting Regulations in China
2.2.2 China's Requirements for Automotive Lighting Design
2.3 Automotive Lighting Regulations in United States
2.3.1 Automotive Lighting Standards in United States
2.4 Automotive Lighting Standards in Japan and Australia
2.5 Automotive Lighting Regulations in European Union

3 Global and China Automotive Lighting Markets 
3.1 Competitive Pattern of Global Automotive Lighting Market
3.2 Global Automotive Lighting Market Size
3.3 Global Automotive Exterior Lighting Market Size
3.4 Global Penetration of Automotive LED Lighting  
3.5 Global Intelligent Automotive Lighting Market Size 
3.5.1 Intelligent Headlight Demand and Installation Rate 
3.6 Competitive Pattern of China's Automotive Lighting Market 
3.7 China's Automotive Lighting Market Size 
3.8 China's AFS and ADB Lighting Market Size 
3.9 China's Intelligent Automotive Lighting Market Size 
3.9.1 China's Demand for Intelligent Automotive Lighting
3.9.2 Demand Areas of Intelligent Automotive Lighting in China
3.10 Characteristics of China's Automotive Lighting Industry
3.11 China’s Automotive Lighting Supporting 
3.12 Intelligent Solutions of Major Global Automotive Lighting Manufacturers, and Supported Models 
3.13 Statistics of Models Equipped with DMD Automotive Lighting Technology

4 Major Global Automotive Lighting Companies 
4.1 Koito
4.1.1 Profile
4.1.2 Operation
4.1.3 Layout in China
4.1.4 BladeScan?ADB Headlamp System and Supported Models 
4.1.5 Automotive Lighting Technology Integrated with Sensors
4.1.6 Cooperation and Deployments in Intelligent Automotive Lighting

4.2 Stanley
4.2.1 Profile
4.2.2 Operation
4.2.3 Layout in China
4.2.4 LCD-ADB Headlamp Systems
4.2.5 Laser Scan Headlamp System

4.3 Magneti Marelli
4.3.1 Profile
4.3.2 Development History of Automotive Lighting
4.3.3 Layout in China
4.3.4 Intelligent Automotive Lighting Technology
4.3.5 Cooperation in Intelligent Automotive Lighting

4.4 Hella
4.4.1 Profile
4.4.2 Operation
4.4.3 Development History of Automotive Lighting Technology
4.4.4 Development History in China
4.4.5 Layout in China
4.4.6 Rear Combination Lamp Concept: FlatLight
4.4.7 Chip-based Headlamp Matrix System
4.4.8 Digital Lighting Solutions

4.5 Valeo
4.5.1 Profile
4.5.2 Operation 
4.5.3 Development History of Automotive Lighting Technology
4.5.4 Layout in China
4.5.5 Intelligent Automotive Lighting Technology
4.5.6 Evolution of Automotive Front Lighting Technology
4.5.7 Evolution of Automotive Rear Lighting Technology
4.5.8 Evolution of Automotive Interior Lighting Technology  

4.6 OSRAM 
4.6.1 Profile
4.6.2 Operation 
4.6.3 Development History of Automotive Lighting
4.6.4 Development Plan for Automotive Lighting
4.6.5 Intelligent Interior and Exterior Lighting Solutions for MetroSnap
4.6.6 AI-powered Intelligent Vehicle Body and Interior Lighting  
4.6.7 Adaptive Intelligent Glare-free High Beam Control System
4.6.8 Deployments in Intelligent Automotive Lighting in the Automotive CASE Trend 

4.7 SL
4.7.1 Profile
4.7.2 Operation
4.7.3 Layout in China 
4.7.4 Innovative Automotive Lighting Technology

4.8 LG Group
4.8.1 Profile
4.8.2 LG Innotek Nexlide-E Lighting Module
4.8.3 Introduction to LG Subsidiary ZKW
4.8.4 Global Presence of ZKW
4.8.5 Development History of ZKW
4.8.6 ZKW Cooperates with Others to Develop Intelligent Lighting Solutions

4.9 Magna
4.9.1 Automotive Lighting Business Layout
4.9.2 Ultra-thin Micro LED Lighting Technology

4.10 Lumileds
4.10.1 Profile
4.10.2 Global Layout
4.10.3 Working with BIOS to Develop Human Centric Lighting (HCL) Products

4.11 Varroc
4.11.1 Profile
4.11.2 Operation
4.11.3 Equity Structure of Subsidiaries
4.11.4 Layout in China
4.11.5 Automotive Lighting Business Layout and Lighting Technology

4.12 Odelo
4.12.1 Profile
4.12.2 Development History
4.12.3 Global Layout

5 China's Major Automotive Lighting Companies
5.1 HASCO Vision
5.1.1 Profile
5.1.2 Operation
5.1.3 Development History
5.1.4 Main Products and Technologies
5.1.5 Intelligent Interactive Lighting System

5.2 Changzhou Xingyu Automotive Lighting Systems
5.2.1 Profile
5.2.2 Operation
5.2.3 R&D History of Intelligent Automotive Lighting 
5.2.4 Automotive Lamp Capacity and Output
5.2.5 Automobile Lamp Production Bases and Capacity
5.2.6 Major Customers and Customers Development
5.2.7 Global Layout
5.2.8 Deployments in Intelligent Automotive Lighting 

5.3 Zhejiang Jiali (Lishui) Industry
5.3.1 Profile
5.3.2 Main Products
5.3.3 Production Bases

5.4 Anrui Optoelectronics
5.4.1 Profile
5.4.2 R&D and Production Bases
5.4.3 Deployments in Intelligent Automotive Lighting 

5.5 Zhejiang Tianchong Vehicle Lamp Group
5.5.1 Profile
5.5.2 Intelligent Automotive Lighting Products

5.6 Hongli Zhihui Group
5.6.1 Profile
5.6.2 Operation
5.6.3 Capacity and Output of Automotive Lighting Products
5.6.4 Deployments in Automotive Lighting 

5.7 Nanning Liaowang Auto Lamp 
5.7.1 Profile
5.7.2 Deployments in Automotive Lighting 

5.8 DEPO Auto Parts Ind.
5.8.1 Profile
5.8.2 Operation 
5.8.3 Deployments in Intelligent Automotive Lighting and R&D Directions

5.9 APT Electronics 
5.9.1 Profile
5.9.2 Core Technologies
5.9.3 Automotive LED Products and Position
5.9.4 Deployments in Intelligent Automotive Lighting
5.9.5 Deployments in Automotive LED 
5.9.6 Automotive LED Products Map
5.9.7 High Power Automotive LED Light Source Roadmap

5.10 Jiangsu Tongming Hi-tech Auto Electrical Appliance
5.10.1 Profile
5.10.2 Development History
5.10.3 Production Bases

5.11 Changzhou Tongbao Photoelectricity 
5.11.1 Profile
5.11.2 Operation
5.11.3 Development History and Development Strategy for Automotive Lighting

5.12 Jiangsu Yedi Auto Lamp
5.12.1 Profile
5.12.2 Operation
5.12.3 Domestic and Foreign Sales Networks

5.13 Zhejiang Ginye Auto Parts
5.13.1 Profile
5.13.2 Development History
5.13.3 Dynamics in Cooperation

5.14 Xunchi Vehicle Jiangsu

5.15 Mande Electronics and Electrical
5.15.1 Profile
5.15.2 Development History and Layout
5.15.3 Intelligent Automotive Lighting Solutions

6 Intelligent Automotive Lighting Solutions Adopted by Automakers

6.1 Comparison of Intelligent Automotive Lighting Solutions Adopted by Automakers 

6.2 Audi
6.2.1 Evolution of Automotive Lighting Technology 
6.2.2 Digital OLED Taillight Technology
6.2.3 Digital Projection Technology

6.3 BYD
6.3.1 Introduction to Automotive Lighting
6.3.2 Automotive Lighting Technology—Full Vehicle LED 
6.3.3 LED Headlight Modularization
6.3.4 Development Plan for Automotive LED Lighting 

6.4 Zhiji Motors
6.5 HiPhi
6.6 Great Wall Motor 
6.7 Buick
6.7.1 Evolution of Smart Matrix Pixel Headlight Technology
6.7.2 3rd-generation Smart Matrix Pixel Headlights

6.8 Mercedes-Benz
6.9 Ford
6.10 Mazda
6.11 Lexus
6.12 Volvo

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