DERBYSHIRE based Racetech Harnessing, developer of an innovative LED headlight system, is continuing to see success after its creation was used by six cars at this year’s 24Hrs Le Mans race.
The headlight was featured on two Toyota Hybrid LMP1 cars and three Zytek LMP2 cars one of which was driven by British driver Martin Brundle. It also appeared on the Nissan Delta Wing. The Codnor company is talking to car manufacturers about potential orders.
The Transport iNet business network and support team, which is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme, provided funding to assist with the development of the LED headlight system and a grant for its long range lens used at LeMans last year. Racetech and
John Frodsham, Transport iNet Director, said: “We’re delighted Racetech has continued to develop and that this innovation continues to be applied and exploited.”
Harnessing and Transport iNet are talking about securing funding to develop a new, high powered motorsport headlight for the 2013 season.
John Truman of Racetech Harnessing said: “The future looks bright as positive feedback continues to come in from leading teams and constructors. The Transport iNet has been vital in our development – turning the innovation into a viable product which has helped us achieve so much in a short space of time.”
The LED headlamps can save fuel and reduce emissions by consuming less energy than traditional bulbs and have potential for use in road vehicles. For information on the Transport iNet visit at http://www.transport-inet.org.uk/ or call (01509) 635270.