Two-in-one taillights feature in new VW Golf Plus
Hella taillights for a new Volkswagen car feature LEDs containing red and amber chips.
The combination rear lamps on the new Golf Plus have a two-part design. When switched off, they appear as four brilliant-white circles on a red base.
The LED-based tail light, stop light and direction indicator are positioned at the outside edges of the vehicle. The reversing light and rear fog light still use conventional filament bulbs as light sources, since this technology is most suitable for these functions.
When the driver applies the brake, the two sets of 16 LEDs in the two inner circles light up with increased intensity and, together with the third stop lamp in the roof-edge spoiler (which also uses LED technology), form the now classic optical "warning triangle".
LEDs have safety-related advantages, particularly with regard to the stop light and the direction indicator: LEDs react much more quickly than conventional filament bulbs, with the result that traffic following the vehicle is warned earlier.
A further advantage is the homogeneity of the illuminated areas. Thanks to the use of LEDs, the functional areas can be implemented completely with a brilliant look for the first time, without coloured intermediate lenses being necessary.
Light rings for VW
The main headlamps feature striking CELIS light-guide rings from Hella, which use high-power white LEDs. The rings surround both the low beam and high beam and give the vehicle an unmistakable and striking design both by day and night.