Contribution of LED Headlamps to Increased Nighttime Traffic Safety English Free Members only

  • Category Technical paper
  • Edition SIA
  • Date 10/07/2012
  • Author M. Sasaki - Koito
  • Language English
  • Type PDF file (1.09 Mo)
    (Downloadable immediately on receipt of online payment)
  • Number of pages 4
  • Code R-2012-02-10
  • Fee Free

Increased visibility in nighttime driving directly improves traffic safety. It is therefore essential to replace today’s halogen headlamps with lamps with higher lighting performance; LED headlamps are the best solution. Since commercializing LED headlamps in 2007 for the first time in the world, Koito Manufacturing has been steadily making improvements, launching the second generation of lamps in 2009 and the third generation in 2011, with higher lighting performance yet lower power consumption, reduced weight, and lower cost. The strategy is first to raise the level of basic performance by replacing the low-beams with LEDs, and then in the future, to offer high-performance lamps using LED arrays for even greater safety.