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by George Skentzos

Audi have developed the first headlight cluster illuminated solely by LED lights.

The use of LED’s in car lights is nothing new, however Audi have been the first to utilise the technology as more than an aesthetic feature in turn signals as well as for the low and main beam.

The outstanding benefits of LED technology include its low energy consumption, a daylight colour for enhanced contrast and more pleasant visual perception, the non-wearing design, lower voltage requirements and compact dimensions.

“The LED headlight will be available in the future as an option for the Audi R8 which will be launched in Australia later this year,”

Each light unit consists of a housing, a chip or chip array, a circuit board and a heat sink. Electric ventilators ensure effective heat dissipation and also defrost the headlight units.

The yellow turn signal light form a border around the top of the headlight enclosure whilst the daytime running lights complete the frame.




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