Improvement of a lamp construction with a highly reflective material
Keywords:Product design, Product Development, Improvement, Light Intensity, Homogeneity, Commercial lamp, Reflective
This article is based on a case-study. During the project our goal was to improve a commercial car indoor lamp. To fulfill this goal we used a new component which makes the homogeneity of the escaping light better and increases the efficiency as well. This new optical reflector component was made of a plastic diffuse reflector material with microcellular internal structure. The article presents each phase of product development from the reverse engineering of the lamp to the evaluation of the measurement results. The design includes the conceptual modelling, computer aided optical shape optimization, prototype production and optical tests as well. Involving different software in design results faster iteration thus better presence in the market. As a result, the applied thermoformed reflector component significantly improved the efficiency and the homogeneous light distribution of the product.
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