• Welcome to engineeringclicks.com
  • How do BOSE make these Awesome LEDs?!

    Discussion in 'The main mechanical design forum' started by GregSmith, May 31, 2019.

    1. GregSmith

      GregSmith New Member

      Nov 2015
      Likes Received:
      Hi, I work as a product designer an am trying copy a detail that Bose have on their head phones. Essentially they have what looks like flat black ABS plastic back light with some LEDS. Next to the LED is a printed symbol (Pad printing I think).

      How do they create this clever effect with the LEDs?

      At first I thought the plastic might have been translucent and that the black coating had been printed on the the outside. However, as you can probably see in the image, I tried scratching away on the top black surface to find that it looks like this whole chunk of material is black ABS.

      So how do they get the light through?
      • Is the wall thickness where the LEDs are super thin? But I tried poking the left one and it seems pretty tough.
      • Is there a hole all the way through the black ABS where the LEDs are and they insert some very tight fitting light guides/pipes?
      Any thoughts/comments would be really appreciated. Thanks.

      Attached Files:


    Share This Page

    1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.
      Dismiss Notice