The successful implementation of polycarbonate for automotive headlamp applications, required the development of specialized coatings. These coatings are required to offer superior ultraviolet as well as scratch resistance. Initially, silicone-based products were the only products available.However, in the last several years, alternative technologies have been developed including organic baking enamels and U.V. - Curable products.This paper will discuss the available technologies as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. Future trends in lighting and coating advancements will also be highlighted.