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Audi Q2 interior lighting that the driver can select to reflect the currently-preferred ambience

Audi has been one of the most innovative and successful brands in the premium automobile and sports car segment for many years. The latest vehicle to come out of Ingolstadt is the Audi Q2, the new compact SUV. Its sophisticated RGB coloured lighting solution from MENTOR creates perfect ambient lighting which the driver can set to reflect their current “mood”. Intelligent RGB LED modules, complete with an integrated microcontroller, provide dynamically-mixed, LED-coloured light to create attractive, completely-homogenous feature lighting. The RGB light sources are perfectly synchronised to create a very consistent user-selected colour. Key features include automatic colour-calibration for a homogenous effect as well as the fact that when unlit, the surface gives no indication of its potential to be illuminated. Off-status = undetectable! Download the MENTOR Custom Product Lighting catalogue (PDF)


Grohe Blue Home: Illuminated control knob for an intelligent water system, displaying the water output - chilled, sparkling, still etc

Modern products are becoming increasingly multi-functional, incorporating ever-growing intelligence. A good example is the innovative Blue Home intelligent water supply system from Grohe, one of the leading manufacturers of high quality bath and kitchen fittings. The Grohe Blue Home is an intelligent system that transforms simple water into filtered, chilled, still, medium or sparkling water. It is nevertheless simple and intuitive to use. MENTOR has developed (and manufactured in its entirety) a fully-custom illuminated solution which combines an attractive lighting effect for the ergonomic control knob with a functional colour-code to signal the selected type of water – blue for cool, green for sparkling etc. Download the MENTOR Custom Product Lighting catalogue (PDF)


MENTOR’s achievement in delivering totally homogenous light around 360° of varying radii, using just two LED light sources is truly impressive

Vorwerk produces high-quality products such as the Kobold vacuum cleaner and the smart kitchen appliance Thermomix®. The newest feature of the TM5, the state-of-the-art version of the Thermomix, is the Cook-Key, which uses WiFi to connect with the Cookidoo online recipe portal. The intelligent food mixer allows users to weigh, chop, blend, mix, grind, grate, cook, steam, whisk and knead, all within one compact machine. Vorwerk insists on using components of the highest quality, and it relied on MENTOR’s expertise for the development and manufacture of the integrated light guide system. Using just two LEDs, a perfectly homogeneous, green circumferential light ring confirms the current operational status to the user - for example the successful download of their chosen recipes. Download the MENTOR Custom Product Lighting catalogue (PDF)

Custom product lighting for an intelligent food mixer by Thermomix

Temperature regulator indicators using miniature, flat light guides

Dixell, part of the US Emerson Climate Technologies Group, is a world-leading Italian manufacturer of temperature regulators. For the XWeb-Modul T620T-100W0 regulator product, a very flat, customised light guide was developed by MENTOR to act as a backlit status indicator. Download the MENTOR Custom Product Lighting catalogue (PDF)

Backlit status indicator on Dixell's temperature regulator

Functional and attractive accent lighting for beverage dispensers

Kärcher, market leader in pressure cleaners, has expanded its product range to include beverage systems. The Kärcher WPD 100, 200 and 600 water dispensers incorporate a custom lighting solution developed by MENTOR - two LEDs to provide a visual hot water indication combined with attractive "accent" lighting. Download the MENTOR Custom Product Lighting catalogue (PDF)

Functional accent lighting for Kärcher water dispensers

Accent lighting for hot drink vending machines

Crane Merchandising Systems has manufactured high-quality and technologically-advanced drink, snack and confectionery dispensers for over 80 years. Crane's Autobar (Pelican Rouge) range incorporates MENTOR M-Tube flexible light guides, producing subtle lighting effects which complement the modern design of the drink dispenser. Download the MENTOR Custom Product Lighting catalogue (PDF)

Accent lighting for Crane vending machines

Front and rear lights on a state-of-the-art concept bike

BASF, in partnership with the design studio DING3000, has developed a state-of-the-art concept bike, inspired by design trends from 1865 (the year in which BASF was founded). The bike is made from cutting-edge BASF plastics and the front and rear lights were developed by MENTOR, demonstrating the advantages of flexible light guides. Download the MENTOR Custom Product Lighting catalogue (PDF)

Custom front and rear bike lights

Miniature light guides for under-sink water heaters

Clage is a manufacturer of instantaneous water heaters and its MCX range of small water heaters incorporates specially-developed MENTOR light guides. The light guides have a special reflective coating, just one millimetre thick, allowing the illuminated status display to be clearly visible, even in the confined spaces found under kitchen sinks. Download the MENTOR Custom Product Lighting catalogue (PDF)

Miniature light guides for an under-sink water heater

Attractive and functional lighting for sanitary products

Light can be used as a design element, combining "ambience" with function. The innovative WC module Monolith Plus from Geberit demonstrates how light can be both functional mood-creating. The award-winning WC design features an elegant base unit made of glass and brushed aluminium, available in two heights, compatible with Geberit Monolith washbasins. It offers simple, quick installation with minimal disruption. MENTOR's solution incorporates a reflective coating which provides very even, homogeneous light. A "pulsing" effect provides a visual indication of the fan function. Download the MENTOR Custom Product Lighting catalogue (PDF)

Attractive and functional lighting for sanitary products

Light guides incorporating 200,000 micro-prisms

The Busch-MasterLight® is an innovative light developed for entrance doors, offering cutting-edge design, combined with practical functionality and very even, high-quality light. MENTOR ‘s low-profile, custom light guides incorporate 200,000 computer-configured micro-prisms, providing perfectly homogeneous and highly-directional light distribution. Download the MENTOR Custom Product Lighting catalogue (PDF)

Custom light guides developed for entrance doors

Reflective and refractive wall light optics

Busch-Jaeger has 130 years' experience in the design and manufacture of electrical products. A MENTOR custom solution was required for the Ambiente and Orientierung wall light systems, which feature Busch-iceLight® modules, designed by Hadi Teherani. The MENTOR solution uses a modular system incorporating reflective and refractive optics. Download the MENTOR Custom Product Lighting catalogue (PDF)

Reflective wall light optics with Busch-iceLight® modules

Light guide solutions for a concept refrigerator

BASF selected the innovative MENTOR Illuminant M–Tube flex to incorporate into its Coolpure 1.0 concept fridge. The highly-flexible M-Tube material offers a wide range of illumination options and can be cut to suit any application requirement. Download the MENTOR Custom Product Lighting catalogue (PDF)

Flexible M-Tube light guides for a concept fridge

Indicator lights for coin-operated products

Standardwerk Eugen Reis GmbH designs and manufactures coin-operated slot machines and many other types of coin-related equipment. MENTOR worked closely with Reis to design, develop and manufacture the light panels for the PMMA range. Download the MENTOR Custom Product Lighting catalogue (PDF)

Indicator lights for slot machines