The closest re-creation of daylight yet.
you're driving late at night down a twisty road. Something emerges from
the inky shadows into the lane ahead. Your eyes strain to make out the
object in utter darkness. That's where Audi LED headlight technology
comes in. The light shining on the road ahead approximates the color
temperature of daylight. Your eyes perceive more contrast. They relax.
And with a nicely illuminated road, so can you. LEDs are in our DNA.
revolutionized vehicle lighting with the first full-LED headlamps
appearing on the Audi R8 in 2008. Today, the use of LED technology helps
create a look that's iconic and unmistakably Audi?even in the dark of
night. But it's not simply about style. LED technology offers many other
advantages: virtually daylight-white brightness, faster reaction time
than traditional bulbs, low energy consumption and a long operating
life. Designed to beat trouble to the punch.
taillight technology goes on fast and bright, reacting ten times faster
than conventional bulbs. That means if a trailing driver can notice the
brake lights of the leading car sooner, that driver's reaction time can
be quickened, potentially resulting in a shorter stopping distance.
Another fast-acting feature, the available high-beam assistant, can
decide for itself when it's sensible to use the high-beam headlights. It
automatically detects the headlights of oncoming traffic and the rear
lights of other road users and varies the range and width of the
headlights between dipped and full beam according to the road situation.
Trouble really doesn't stand a chance.
The future is bright.
their first year of operation, cars equipped with LED daytime running
light technology sold by Audi saved around 25,000 tons of CO2. That's
not just a load of hot air. Since LEDs are four times as efficient as
halogen bulbs, they require the vehicle's alternator to replenish less
energy, which in turn saves fuel and curtails carbon emissions. In
addition, LED headlight technology is zero maintenance and designed for
the life of the vehicle.