Examples of current Cable Assemblies include:
In order to provide genuine accessory products with original equipment styling, Lumen can tailor custom plastic mouldings to complement the vehicle’s interior or exterior.
Lumen’s internal design team facilitate quick turnaround on designs and rapid prototypes. Mould flow analysis and internal validation facilities support high quality deliverables and minimise the time to production.
Examples of customised plastics:
Rear Fascia Escutcheons – improve the presentation of the rear fascia after towbar installation
Sensor housings – integrate a variety of sensors seamlessly with the vehicle interior/exterior
Switch surrounds – allows for accessory products to be fitted using OE styled switches
Cargo box assemblies – provide a genuine-approved external cargo box for tools, luggage and other equipment which can be easily disassembled when not required
Current plastic moulded parts include:
Front, Corner and Rear Parking Sensors
Lumen offer a range of parking sensor solutions.
Advantages of Lumen Parking sensors include:
Lumen offers a diverse range of reversing cameras to suit all vehicles.
Various housings are available for CCD or CMOS image sensors, utilising a slimline design and simple mounting method, whilst providing a fully integrated finish.
Cameras can be integrated with vehicle OEM displays, or supplied with a replacement Videomirror solution. Wired and wireless connection methods are both available.
Interior Monitors for Reversing Camera
Lumen offer a range of Display-On-Demand VideoMirrors from 2.5” to 3.5” widescreen versions. These are replacement interior rear view mirrors with the added features of Electro-Chromic (EC) Auto-Dimming function, and behind the glass LCD for reversing camera compatibility.
Two light sensors on the front and rear of the mirror are used to measure the light intensity of the external environment and adjust the ‘tint’ and brightness of the LCD when reverse gear is engaged.
Blind Spot Detection Systems
Lumen provides 24Ghz radar solutions for both forward collision and blind spot detection applications.
These can be tailored to suit any vehicle as an OEM factory-fit, or Genuine Accessory item.
The main features include:
Driving Light Systems
Driving Light Assemblies are currently available for various vehicles. For new vehicles, mounting brackets and wiring harnesses are designed for easy plug-and-play connection. If vehicle-specific OEM switches are available, these can be etched with the desired icon, or custom switches can be designed and manufactured to suit the vehicle.
Daytime Running Lamps
Lumen’s range of Daytime Running Lamps are specifically designed to integrate seamlessly with the vehicle’s existing styling. They feature plug-and-play connections with the vehicle’s electrical system and automatically activate, deactivate, and dim their light intensity as required.
Features and advantages:
Dual Battery Systems
The Lumen Auxiliary Battery System was developed for Emergency vehicles, 4x4 and tow vehicles. This system provides a secondary power supply for any high-current accessories, without compromising the primary battery charge.
The system allows parallel charging of both primary and secondary batteries when the engine is active, and automatically disconnects the secondary battery depending on ignition status or primary battery voltage.
CAN Interface ECUs
Lumen have the capability to communicate with various vehicle networked systems including High- Speed CAN, Low-Speed CAN, Single-Wire CAN, LIN, UART and other networks.
By utilising existing vehicle networks, accessibility to vehicle information is improved, and product fitment times reduced.
Lumen utilise advanced network analysis packages such as Vector CANalyser, Vector CANoe, and Kvaser LeafCAN to enable bus analysis, simulation and product validation.
Vehicle Alarm and Upgrade Packages
The Lumen alarm system can be used as a stand-alone unit, or as part of an enhancement to the vehicles existing O.E. vehicle security system.
It enables the detection of cabin intrusion, window breakage, wheels theft, and tampering with battery power supply.
Communications can be provided between the Security control module and the vehicles BCM, providing information about security events which can be shown on the vehicle’s instrument panel visual display.
To ensure long battery life of the vehicle, the system has low current requirements when in operation.
Bluetooth® hands-free car kits
The Lumen in-car phone kits incorporate Bluetooth Wireless technology and provide highly developed features such as voice control, A2DP Audio streaming, Video display output, and iPod connectivity.
The flexible architecture of the Lumen hands-free car kit allows for integration into all types of vehicle electrical systems, and a customised user interface to integrate seamlessly with the vehicle’s interior.
Audio Integration kits
Lumen offer a range of MP3 integration kits.
These range from fixed or retractable cables, to custom interfaces which can be used to display audio track information on a dedicated or integrated display.
Each system is tailored to suit the vehicle, using plug-and-play connections.
Customised Dongles are also available to wirelessly connect audio players to the vehicle’s Bluetooth system
Rear Seat Entertainment
Rear Seat Entertainment systems include factory fitted headrest DVD players or displays. Headrest mounted tablet cradles are also available in both passive or active charging configurations.
Audio switching modules
Lumen provide switching modules to enable additonal devices to be added to the vehicle audio system. These feature solid state switching and configurable settings which can be used to reduce the severity of noise prone accessories already present on the vehicle, or those added as audio accessories.
Wireless Digital Reversing Camera
The new Wireless Reversing System is a big leap forward in vehicle safety technology.
Current Genuine Accessory reversing cameras require disassembly of the vehicle from front to rear, resulting in long installation times, potential squeak and rattles from trim assembly/disassembly, and expensive fitment costs to the end user. Using wireless video transmission, a Genuine Accessory reversing camera can be fitted to the vehicle in under 1 hour.
Whilst current wireless analogue video transmission is characterised by poor picture quality, and unreliable video transmission/reception, the Lumen wireless system utilises 2.4Ghz digital video transmission to provide a clear image to the driver whilst reversing, and does not suffer from interference from other wireless devices operating on the same frequency.
The Wireless Reversing System is supplied with an OEM grade Camera and Videomirror and plug-and-play wiring harnesses to interface with the vehicle. The Wireless system also has a flexible interface to allow various cameras and monitors to be used.
Wireless Control Systems
In order to reduce wiring requirements and decrease fitment times, Lumen is currently developing wireless modules for remote control and switching applications. These devices will allow for bi-directional data transmission from source to destination for various applications where fitment times and costs may outweight product benefits. Examples include wireless “next stop” buttons in bus applications, or front parking sensors where wire harness routing through the firewall may be restricted or time intensive.