Audi’s range of innovative LED headlighting has been certified as innovative technology for lowering CO2 emissions by the European Commission.
According to official specs, Audi’s LED headlights consume approximately 80 Watts in low-beam mode, compared with more than 135 Watts for a conventional halogen bulb.
The European Commission conducted independent testing ahead of Audi’s certification, and found that LED headlights fitted to an A6 resulted in 1g/km C02 savings.
LED headlights are currently available on third-generation A3, A6, A7 Sportback, A8, and R8 models, bettering all other brands in its breadth of LED headlight offerings.
Use of LED technology for auxiliary, tail and brake lights is now widespread throughout the auto industry, but Audi was the first to apply full LED headlights to a road car with the R8 in 2007.