Mentor light guide in wallboxes for charging EV's
The eBox smart and eBox professional wall boxes from E.ON subsidiary innogy SE energy supply company allow electric cars to be charged reliably. The current charging status of the connected vehicle is indicated using an integrated lighting solution – no matter what the outside light conditions. The lighting system in the charging stations is made by MENTOR.
User communication & intuitive device operation
The charging station lighting system developed by MENTOR for innogy ensures user-friendly communication between the wall box and user and allows the device to be operated intuitively: LED signals in different colour tones indicate the vehicle’s current charging status, which the user comprehends intuitively and can read with just a glance at the device. A particular challenge when developing the lighting was designing a compact solution that was bright enough, regardless of the outside light conditions, to allow the current system status to be read easily at any time – even in daylight and direct sunlight.
Convenient and intuitive
The integrated lighting solution guarantees user-friendly communication between the user and charging station.
The lighting solution developed for innogy is used as a communication component: thanks to the integrated LED ring, a coloured light solution indicates the charging status of the connected vehicle.
Customised lighting solutions: it was important to make optimum use of the limited space and to create a solution that offered sufficient brightness regardless of the outside conditions.