The evolution of headlights and the new age of illumination





Restor Monocode-Optik Code light at Ft. LauderdaleTechnology is a remarkable thing and when it comes to the advancements with in the automotive industry one of the areas that you see the most continuous work towards making real and substantial changes is lighting. Since the invention of the automobile there have been people working to improve on the headlights that these remarkable vehicles have. Whether it is the original Marchal or the new hid lights that have become all the rage you can now find changes in the on going status quo, it just requires getting there. Unfortunately the reality is that the industry as a whole has been reluctant to expand universally to one form over the other until there is something more concrete in place regard the changes.

There have been many ideas presented over the years, from the 1922 Citroen B2 Phaeton which featured a unique auxiliary light that used a headlight spreader bar and a Restor Monocode Optik light with a lens that was designed to enable it to have a broader and farther reaching beam. This was something that was fairly standard for French cars back in the 1920s, and the stock bulbs that came with them would typically only have one setting that rested in its intensity somewhere in between bright and dim.

Then there was the Marchal bulb, which was built to be similar to the Optik, however it never was able to achieve the same level of brightness. Over the years manufacturers tried to create something that was more intense because of the fact that drivers are at a more statistical chance of getting involved in a serious accident when needing headlights. The trouble is they have never really been able to truly do it, that is until hid lights.

Hid lights are bulbs that are created using xenon gas and modeled after a special light crafted by Germany in World War II. Movie theaters where looking for a way to increase the level of projector light that they could use and the result was all of that and so much more.

Hid lights are so bright that they illuminate all of the road around you and can come in a variety of colors now. This includes yellow, blue and even purple. Much of this is determined by the temperature that the bulb is being heated to. Hid lights have quickly become the wave of the future and you are at long last starting to see manufacturers use these incredible bulbs on some new cars. For those who have a preexisting car it is also possible to purchase kits that feature hid lights that fit just about any car you would like.

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