The iconic kidney lighting of the new BMW M Hybrid V8 LMDh uses L.E.S.S. SA technology and improve driver visibility
“The kidneys’ lighting uses an exciting new technology: Innovative Swiss company L.E.S.S. SA has developed a new approach as an alternative to LED lighting where light is generated by a nano-active optical fibre trigged by a laser. This provides ultra-bright and ultra-uniform light within a very small form factor such that it considerably saves weight and energy when embedded onto a car. This technology was also presented as a future vision for the first time in the BMW M Vision Next in 2019.”
Philipp Eng, Austrian professional racing driver, and BMW Motorsport works driver, said:
“My first impression was that the kidney lighting looks really cool, and I was very surprised when the engineers told me that it’s not only a visual highlight but that its light will be a huge help for me as a driver. That was clearly confirmed when I first tested it at night. Although the kidney lighting is very thin, it shines extremely brightly. I was impressed by the engineering skills in this area. I’m sure it will be a valuable asset in the endurance races.”
Dr. Yann Tissot, CEO of L.E.S.S. SA:
“We are pleased to have reached this new milestone in the collaboration. It’s been an intense and efficient collaboration between L.E.S.S. and BMW. We are very proud to have been able to deliver not only an new iconic light but also a true functional light to support the driver performances. The whole team is excited to see the debut of the LMDh in January 2023 in Daytona.”
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