Tesla Patents New Sunroof with Integrated LED Lighting

Advanced LED technologies are bringing increasing smart applications for automobile makers, especially for the rising market of new energy car. Tesla has recently applied a patent for its newly designed sunroof which integrated LED lighting and electrical tinting. The patent, titled “Advanced Sunroof Lighting System,” describes a sunroof consisting of multiple transparent layers including an electronic tint layer and a transparent lighting layer. By controlling the tint layer and lighting layer electronically, Tesla aims to monitor the light source […]

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Tesla Alums Develop a Series of Responsive LED Lamps

The first product in the line is a BR30. In a lighting market dominated by conglomerates, it’s rare to find a startup that—for now, at least—wants to stay one. Such is the case for Stack Lighting, a Silicon Valley–based maker of Web-enabled LED lamps that was founded by former Tesla Motors executives and is staffed with engineers culled from agencies and companies such as NASA, HP Labs, Google, and Oracle. Charting a path similar to that […]

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