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Turning Night into Day: Safely Through the Darkness with Innovative Opel Light Technologies

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Thu, 25/10/2018 - 10:30


  • Glare-free long-range visibility: IntelliLux LED® matrix light for Opel Insignia and Astra
  • High precision: Headlights continuously adapt to traffic situation
  • Shining examples: Full LED headlamps for Opel X family and other models

 

Rüsselsheim.  It’s that time of year again – this weekend the clocks are put back one hour to winter time. For many drivers this means commuting between home and work in the dark for the next months. Opel drivers, however, are well prepared, thanks to intelligent lighting technologies. While others use conventional headlights, Opel Insignia and Astra drivers benefit from glare-free IntelliLux LED® matrix lights that automatically adjust the light beam to the prevailing situation and surroundings. Night turns into day, greatly improving visibility and safety for driver, passengers, driver and other road users. Opel’s democratization of Innovative lighting also applies to the full LED headlights with their numerous functions that are available on models from Grandland X, Crossland X and Mokka X to Zafira.

Highlight in the truest sense: IntelliLux LED® for Astra and Insignia

The ground-breaking IntelliLux LED® matrix light was introduced in the current Opel Astra generation three years ago. The compact class bestseller’s headlights consist of 16 LED segments (eight on each side) that automatically and constantly adapt the range and distribution of the light beam to every traffic situation and when necessary simply “cut out” the area around oncoming vehicles or those driving ahead. This means zero dazzling of other road users while enjoying best visibility. The experts quickly agreed: “Opel’s matrix light technology is a breakthrough in car lighting systems. After extensive tests performed by jury members, the system proved to be so effective it earned the nickname ‘magic’,” was already the opinion of the AUTOBEST jury, consisting of specialised independent European journalists, in 2015.

The system operation could not be simpler: as soon as the car exits urban areas, the IntelliLux LED® headlights switch themselves on automatically and then constantly adapt the range and distribution of the light beam to every traffic situation, whether in the Astra or Insignia on the motorway, on country roads, back in the city or when taking a curve. The state-of-the-art system literally turns night into day for drivers and passengers without bothering other road users.

Opel engineers used the significantly higher performance to accommodate twice as many LED segments (32) in the currentl Insignia model range. Thanks to the smoother transitions between the higher number of LED segments, the light patterns can be even more precisely adapted. The adaptive IntelliLux LED® matrix headlights therefore produce a larger amount of even brighter light.

To improve visibility even further while driving through curves on high beam, the engineers added a new function to this second generation of IntelliLux LED® matrix headlights. The light intensity at the inner matrix segments rises according to steering angle in order to increase the illumination of the curve. Each IntelliLux LED® headlight also features a high-beam spotlight that provides additional illumination at high beam for up to 400 metres. So the driver sees animals crossing the road at a distance that was previously in the dark – especially now in the autumn, this is a huge safety plus when driving on country roads in the early morning or evening.

High safety: Innovative full LED lights for Opel X-family and Zafira

Opel offers exemplary lighting technology not only in the Insignia and the Astra, but also in the SUV X-family and the Zafira. The adaptive AFL LED technology of the Grandland X, Mokka X and Zafira allows the light pattern to be changed and provides improved functionality compared to previous lighting technologies. The AFL LED headlamps of the Opel Grandland X, for example, feature high beam assist, automatic levelling, variable lighting distribution for towns, country roads and motorways, plus functions for dynamic cornering, turning and adverse weather. The full LED headlights of the Crossland X – with cornering light, high beam assist and automatic levelling – are trendsetting in this vehicle class.


Further information about official fuel consumption, official specific CO2 emissions and consumption of electric energy can be found in the “guideline about fuel consumption, CO2 Emissions and electric energy consumption of new passenger cars” ('Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen') in German language, which is available free of charge at any point of sales and at DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Helmuth-Hirth-Straße 1, D-73760 Ostfildern.

 

Contact

Martin Golka
Group Manager International Product Communications
Tel.: +49 6142/7–55 215
Mobile: +49 151 17 47 39 54
martin.golka@opel.com

Colin Yong
Assistant Manager International Product Communications
Tel.: +49 (0) 6142-7-69 57 6
Mobile: +49 (0) 1511-7-47 396 5
colin.yong@opel.com

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