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Worldwide first

All-LED headlights for the Audi R8
  • Michael Hamm
  • Wolfgang Huhn
Development Lighting Technology


The LED headlamp of the Audi R8 is the first representative of a completely new generation of headlamps, using only Light-Emitting Diodes (LED) as light source. Automotive Lighting and Audi have done a pioneering work in the fields of styling, technology integration, lighting, mechanics and additionally in the regulatory approval. Also in the car LED are the light source of the future due to their low energy consumption, long lifetime and the easy electronical modulation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Hamm
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Huhn
    • 2
  1. 1.Automotive LightingReutlingenGermany
  2. 2.Audi AGIngolstadtGermany

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