A Look At How LED Lights Are Even In Cars Now

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Classic Car Magazine LogoLED headlamps are getting better and more cars are getting them as industry finds its feet with the technology. At estimation a majority of car models on the road with LED headlamps, some all-LED and some with LED strip lights and halogen high beams, known as hybrids. At low end of the market the low beams are LED because they are on all the time, even when the main beam is on. It is also for styling, car makers will accept the hybrid solution for the next few years, and the majority in compact segment over next few years will be hybrid as it is far more cost-effective. There are some companies who produce LED headlamps, and specifically provide them for Audi’s A8, A6 and A3, Cadillac’s, Escalade the Mercedes E-class and a DAF truck. Audi, which are the luxury division of Volkswagen, has been a leader in lighting technology, its high performance R8 actually includes an optional laser high beam. On top of that five of its sedan and sport utility vehicle models can be bought with an LED-based high-beam matrix headlight. There are also other companies offering LED headlamps to car makers which include AL-Automotive Lighting, Hella, Ichiko, Koito, Valeo and Visteon. If you are thinking about switching to LEDs then you should note for practical reasons, they are ultra-bright and theoretically will last an extremely long time. They also draw less power than a typical halogen bulb. In general terms when it comes to automotive lighting there has been quite a mass development including new vehicle designs which provide an enhanced nigh time safety. The changes are made primarily through the increase use of LED lamps, the same technology which is used in the newest generation of home lighting. LED lams are smaller, run cooler and use far less energy than any of their predecessors. LED lamps have now been firmly integrated to any vehicle’s rear which creates bright sheets of brake lights, turn signals, and taillights that lit up almost instantaneously. Although LEDs are incredibly popular, the future of car lights could be OLED, organic light emitting diode technology.