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GERMANY: Kiekert outlines LED latch benefits

By Simon Warburton | 13 October 2014

Kiekert says it has developed an LED latch that will see the a locking system and light solution within one door latch.

The company has integrated the light directly into the latch, noting in conventional solutions, the warning light built into the door latch is visible to road users through the entire opening radius.

The LED latch's system architecture saves on packaging space and assembly time, while the weight of the side door is reduced.

"The 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics awarded a couple of days ago in the field of LEDs is also an endorsement of our research and development work to identify and respond to market trends at an early stage," says Kiekert CEO, Karl Krause.

"Our LED latch is another intelligent, energy-efficient technology with which we are uniting safety, lightweight design and brand-new styling features, sending road users a clearly visible signal for sustainable safety in traffic.