Opel concept car uses Osram LEDs for exterior lighting
A new concept vehicle demonstrates that exterior lighting can be realized with a small number of powerful LEDs.
|Opel concept car|
In each headlight, two Ostar LEDs are used for the dipped beam, with three further OSTAR LEDs providing the high beam.
Parking lights and daylight running lights (DRLs) are provided by Golden Dragon LEDs, and each fog light is equipped with one Ostar LED.
|Headlight in close up|
In addition, LEDs are utilized in automobiles to increase road safety. These compact light sources have a quicker response time and are brighter than incandescent lamps, factors which contribute to the safety of passengers, par-ticularly in instances when sudden braking is called for.
LEDs give car designers new freedom to give the front and rear light clusters an eye-catching make-over. The front of the Opel GTC is a good example with its large vertical air intakes and trapezoidal grille giving it a smooth yet aggressive appearance.