The Design of a Visual Aim Low Beam Head Lamp with a High Intensity Discharge Source 1999-01-0383
This paper discusses methodologies for the optical design of a High Intensity Discharge (HID) light source reflector optic low beam head lamp which meets visual optical aim (VOA) requirements. Methods of optimizing the gradient of the sharp cut-off required for visual aiming are presented. A merit function with conditional equations is introduced to optimize the design to maximize the gradient, maximize the hot spot, and control glare light. Design results are shown both before and after the design has been optimized.