BMW Developing Laser Vehicle Headlights

BMW Developing Laser Vehicle Headlights
Design

The next step in vehicle headlight technology will see the addition of laser technology.

Nestor Bailly, PSFK
  • 9 september 2011

BMW has developed a prototype laser vehicle headlight. Included in the new i8 Concept Car, BMW claims laser lights are the next logical step in automobile lighting after LEDs.

Using 10-micron long laser diodes (100 times smaller than LEDs) that have far lower power requirements and put out 170 lumens per watt, nearly double that of LEDs, the automaker hopes to increase the efficiency of both conventional and electric vehicles.

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