The EV LED status indicator will need to provide 360° indication for the user and be visible in direct sunlight whilst also having a homogeneous light source. It will also need to be IP65 sealed and operate in a varied temperature range.
Custom & combined charge status LED indicators provide highly effective results for EV charging station design. However, they require a courtesy lighting system with control electronics taking commands over TCP/IP.
Bespoke Control interfaces need custom control electronics designed to receive the previously mentioned TCP/IP commands and then independently control the charge status indicators.
The LED indicator should be visible to drivers whilst in their vehicles as well as to pedestrians. Intensity should be adjustable to maintain the LED lights visibility during the day but prevent it from being a hazard at night. In addition, indication states should be assigned colours for easy identification. For example, blue = available, blue flashing = connecting to car, green = charging, and red = fault state.
The LED courtesy lights should provide illumination of the charge connector and surrounding area to improve the user's experience. This area must be IP65 or greater and must be low profile to enable surface mount installation.