Audi’s new mid-engine R8 sports car features high-tech laser high beam lights that offer high light intensity and excellent range.
Audi is revealing the headlights of its new R8 as the first of a number of technology highlights of the top sports car.
The R8 uses LED headlights, which can be supplemented by a laser high beam lighting module as an option.
The new R8 will set new standards among high performance sports cars – including in its lighting technology.
As an option, the latest car development by Audi can be equipped with a laser spot as the high beam headlight.
The special appeal of laser lighting is that it uses high-intensity laser diodes, which generate a lot of light energy from a very small component. Compared to LED high-beam headlights, laser high beams attain nearly twice the lighting range.
Each headlight contains one laser module that operates with four high-intensity laser diodes. This module bundles the four intense blue light laser beams.
Then a phosphor converter transforms the blue light into pure white light. An identifying characteristic of the laser headlights is their blue light signature.
Standard equipment in the new R8 includes an LED headlight system.
All lighting functions are produced with 37 LEDs per headlight.