The LED technology developed by Audi is an eco-innovation

Posted on Friday, 12 April 2013 , 17:04:47 byEmil

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The LED technology developed by Audi is an eco-innovation

German carmaker Audi managed to obtain a certification from the European Commission. What are we talking about? Well, Audi has a certified LED technology as being energy-efficient, which help improve the fuel economy. This is actually the reason for the certification. As we all know, lighting systems have a very big impact on fuel economy. The conventional halogen units use around 135 watts of power in their low-beam headlight mode. The LED headlights from Audi operate with significantly better energy efficiency. For example, the low-beam lights only use around 80 watts. The European Commission managed to measure the fuel savings achieved by LED headlights from Audi, testing the low-beam headlights, license plate light in dynamometer testing and high-beam headlights. At the end of the testing session, the specialists have officially identified the LED headlights as an innovative technology for reducing CO2 emissions. The German manufacturer is in fact the first one to receive certification for this technology.



The LED daytime running lights appeared for the first time in the Audi A8 W12 back in 2004. In 2008, the R8 sports car became the first car in the world to feature full-LED headlights. Now, the models that have this technology are the R8, A8, A7 Sportback and A3. The LED headlights are very different for different models. For example, on the A8, the 76 light-emitting diodes are used per unit. On the A3 there are 19 LEDs that each operate in each headlight to generate the low-beam and high-beam lights. Anyway, LED headlights offer safety and comfort benefits, are maintenance-free and are designed to last the life of the car. We have to admit that the new technology will help us a lot and that the German specialists have done a very good job with it.