Lighting Systems Near field projection

Welcome Light: puddle lights for cars

Last update: 31 Aug. 2023

What are puddle lights for cars?

OEMs are now exploring non vehicle surface to initiate a distinctive experience when approaching the vehicle and offer a “red carpet” to passengers.

Puddle lights are located on the lower part of the vehicle, on each side, below the rearview mirrors, which are used to illuminate the ground near the car door by night.

Current applications of puddle lights are static (one image), the trend is to evolve to dynamic solutions (several images to create a moving effect, for different messages).


What are welcome lights projector benefits?
Valeo puddle lights provide a more convenient access to the vehicle in dark areas and come with customized features

  • Mono or multi-pattern for various projection design
  • Branded welcome and personalization
  • Premium feeling, experience initiated when approaching

Welcome lights specifications

  • Valeo-owned optical solution
  • Embedded patterns independent of optical solution
  • Large design capabilities: shape, grey scale, field of view (20° to 80°)
  • Up to 12 patterns
  • Static version

    in production

  • Dynamic version

    in production (China, 2023)

Vehicle type

  • Passenger car
  • Bus
  • Truck
  • Robot taxi
  • Motorcycle
  • Bike
  • Droid
  • Off road

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