Glare Free Headlamp - First Approach and System Definition 2008-01-0668
In Automotive Lighting, we have spent some time in the last years to discuss on the styling opportunities by introducing LED Light Sources instead of Halogen and/or Xenon bulbs.
The appearance and the signature of a given vehicle defined by dedicated lighting equipment were and is still today a very important topic to develop a competitive vehicle. The light performance is under these boundary conditions a question of second priority. This is also valid, because lighting suppliers and car manufacturers achieved in the past decade a lot of improvements and have reached a level of performance, which is comfortable overall for the consumers.
The issue with glare, which everybody has when driving at night is already accepted today as a given fact.
This paper tries to define the next steps lighting suppliers need to take in order to improve this glare issue by considering alternative solutions.