Esthetics and design are nowadays as much important as security on new vehicles. Rear Lamps are one of the most distinctive features giving them their unique and special car maker signature

OLSA works in close relation with customers in order to always create new rear lamps following design wishes and engineering needs, limits and requirements.

Nowadays the trend is to have as much services as possible equipped with LED but we also produce them with conventional incandescent bulbs or with a mixed technology bulbs-LEDs, depending on the customer needs.

Advantages of LEDs towards conventional bulbs are the following:

  • longer lifetime and consequently reduced maintenance and service
  • lower energy consumption
  • smaller space needed
  • wider range of performance in light output

Application of LEDs in automotive lighting started in the nineties first with CHMSLs (central high mounted stop lamps) where thinner package brought the possibility to install the lamp in the spoiler and in smaller spaces, and then with side repeaters in the outside mirrors.

In year 2007 OLSA started production of the first full LED Rear Lamp.


Interior lighting is more a crossover type of lighting. Usually carmakers tend to require standard modules which can be then enriched with OPT and used on various models of their range:

  • basic lights without reading light, with simple switches (push, cursor or balance switches)
  • higher level light with reading lights function and

o   Night Panel and  LED illumination of the symbols

o   with microphone for hands-free or Bluetooth system

o   sun room opening potentiometer

o   SOS device


Also small exterior lighting can be designed and engineered to be ready to use on more models or even on future ones. This is what normally car makers tend to do with license plate lamps, rear reflectors, side markers and side repeaters in the fender or in the outside mirrors. Starting from this need, it is important to engineer the parts in the most flexible and  way to allow their use in various projects.