Automotive industry embraces LED use for forward lighting
The introduction of higher-flux LED systems and standardized modules is likely to help automotive forward lighting follow the development path of rear lamps, writes Deval Desai.
Rear lighting is a system that has changed relatively little over the past century. The first rear lighting (normally one kerosene lamp) was introduced just before the 1900s to illuminate license plates. Two taillamps became common in the 1930s in the US. In the next phase of development some basic rear-lamp functions (for example, taillamps, license lamps and brake lamps) became compulsory and their characteristics were specified. The first LED center high-mounted stop lamp was introduced on the 1984 Corvette, while the 2000 Cadillac DeVille featured North America's first all-LED rear-lamp cluster.+++++++
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