LED lighting enhancements that can be promoted include: Can direct the light in the forward direction directly onto the road ahead; can reduce the glare to drivers oncoming vehicles, and even allows the vehicle to change the light color to help other drivers better see it.
Lietaert believes that LED replacement halogen lamps are underway and will accelerate by the end of next year. One of the main reasons is car power. Lietaert says a typical halogen headlamp uses 55 watts of power to produce 350 lumens, while LED headlamps use 17 watts to produce 600 lumens of light.
He predicts that by the year 2020, halogen lighting will disappear, mainly from the automotive engineer's perspective, as automotive engineers do not want to waste 55 watts on headlights. This is a car's "rights fight." And as more and more electric vehicles appear, more need to reduce the load.
In addition, he added, LED has had a good effect in the car. Car manufacturers now use LED interior lights, allowing customers to change the color of the interior lighting as they wish. In addition, research and development is currently under way to enhance the audible warning with the use of interior lighting to alert drivers to the possible dangers.
According to Lietaert, LED-based headlamps have great potential to improve the car's safety by increasing night vision. For example, Mercedes-Benz E-class headlights use 84 LED beads, which can be turned on and off individually to reduce glare on oncoming vehicles.
He also said that LED-based headlamps have a greater range of exposure. LEDs are also very durable compared to traditional light sources.