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Date / Time: Wednesday, March 07, 2012, 02:00:00 PM
As the cost of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) plummets, use of the devices is soaring in automotive applications. Automakers now employ LEDs in taillights, parking lamps, map pockets, dashboards, headlights, stop lamps, sill plates, and a variety of other applications. And experts say there are more applications on the horizon. On March 7, join Design News Content Director Alex Wolfe and noted LEDs expert Carol Lenk for a look at "Advanced LEDs for Critical Applications" on Design News Radio. The discussion will examine recent advances in LED technology and the future of LEDs inside and outside the car.
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