Some details have emerged on Opel’s new second-generation IntelliLux LED headlights, previewed for the first time overseas with the teaser image, above.
The development has ramifications for Australia as the new lights will be fitted to the all-new Opel Insignia which launches next year and which will be the base vehicle for the all-new Holden Commodore scheduled for 2018.
Opel says the new technology runs 32 LEDs (16 for each light), the beam can extend for 400 metres and includes ‘anti-dazzle’ technology to reduce illumination when oncoming vehicles are detected.
A cornering function is included which is activated by the steering angle and sees the intensity of the inner LEDs increase to provide brighter illumination in the intended direction of travel, and the entire process operates automaticially once the vehicle detects it is no longer in an urban area.
According to Holden product communications boss Mark Flintoft, the second-generation LED headlight technology has been confirmed for the all-new Opel-based Holden Astra small car which launches locally later this month but at this stage details relating to the all-new Commodore are “too early to talk about.”