LED Headlights Shine Light on New Power Architectures

Image 1 of 2      Next >

Today's headlight systems typically use a single-stage power architecture.
Today's headlight systems typically use a single-stage power architecture.

Image 1 of 2      Next >

Return to Article

View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/2
User Rank
Re: I have to disagree
M S DIVEKAR   12/23/2012 12:57:18 PM
You have only stated how much you benefitted when HID lights were fitted on your mobike. You must know how much the same HID lights hurt the eyes of the driver of the on-comming vehicle or pedestrians trying to cross a road- looking into your head lights. Peopel looking at tehse lights - get blinded for a sort time and taht could result in accidents. That is why these lights have been banned in some countries, but powerful lobby of manufacturers also know how to beat the law enforcers- asking them to look the otherway round. Same applies to LEDs too if fitted as head lights at any time in future.

User Rank
Properly aimed and installed
Jim_E   12/24/2012 10:36:32 AM
M S DIVEKAR, a properly installed and aimed HID headlight setup should not cause problems for other drivers.

But, one of my pet peeves, are when people install aftermarket HID bulbs in a non-projector assembly.  When they put the HID bulb into thast type of headlight, the beam scatter is incredible and painful to view.  Not only that, the light dispersion is so bad with that, it probably doesn't illuminate the road any better than their old headlamps.  I frequently see this done in "import" cars, and they usually choose some 8000k + color, making it an annoying blue or purple color.

The lights that I installed have a nice, focused beam, and a crisp cut-off line on low beam (actually a mechanical shutter).  I also took the time to aim them properly, to avoid irritating the eyes of other drivers.


User Rank
Re: Properly aimed and installed
M S DIVEKAR   12/24/2012 11:38:53 AM
I am from Bangalore, India. I find you area still arguing from the point of beam dispersion, focusssing and how nice it looks form the point of the person behind the wheels of a vehicle fitted with HID lights. The roads in developed countries are well lit and vehicle owners need to drive with just parking lights or lights with low beam. May be when you are driving on highways may be you can use high beam headlights and that is when I am sure you will like these HID lights.

But if I am in a vehicle or a pedestrian crossing a badly lit city road and facing oncoming vehicle fitted with HID lights working at high beam – the experience is terrible. You get blinded for a short while. Kindly do come and walk down our roads. Our drivers use high beam within city limits. People show off HID lights by using high beam- least concerned with impact on others on the road. These lights should be banned- as our drivers do not show that much common sense.

 Any light should not hurt (eye sight) of those facing the head lights. I still think automotive companies need to look for some other better alternative solution.


<<  <  Page 2/2
Partner Zone
More Blogs
Governmental policies and mandates in Europe are leading the way in creating low-carbon manufacturing.
According to a Randstad Engineering compilation of salary studies, engineering salaries are increasing beyond inflation, with employers paying to keep potential suitors away from their employees.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Check out these gifts that will make you the hero of your Secret Santa party.
Design News Webinar Series
11/10/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
10/29/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
10/20/2015 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/2/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jul 6 - 10, Building Raspberry Pi Controllers with Python
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7

Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service