Opel-Vauxhall expands the use of LED headlights

System now uses 32 individual lights

Opel-Vauxhall will integrate its latest LED headlight technology in the next-generation D-segment Insignia sedan to improve visibility and safety.

The firm first introduced its LED matrix headlight technology in the compact Astra last year using a 16-light system, but engineers have now expanded the system to include 32 individual lights.

The increased number of LED segments in the headlamps should help make transitions between lighting patterns smoother as the system automatically adapts the range and distribution of light from the headlamps.

Opel-Vauxhall’s engineering group manager for exterior lighting, Ingolf Schneider: “The new Astra shows the benefits of our LED headlights, and our engineers have been able to take it to another level with the Insignia Grand Sport. The second generation of this innovative technology introduces new features that improve visibility, and therefore safety, when driving at night.”

New functions, include curve and spotlight illumination and improved long-range visibility when driving at night.

“When taking a curve with the full beam engaged, the light intensity automatically rises based on the steering angle, in order to increase the illumination and help the driver to see the road situation ahead. Each headlight also features a high-beam spotlight for additional illumination up to 400m ahead, further improving the long-range visibility,” said Opel-Vauxhall.

More firms are adapting LED headlight technology as it not only helps improve visibility and safety but also makes design easier too. Audi was among the first OEMs to use the technology in series production, but it’s being made easier to integrate in not only premium vehicles as LEDs become more cost effective.

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