Osram’s SMARTRIX modules which were developed in collaboration with Varroc Lighting Systems have been used to give a fresh and stylish look to the new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport
The innovative SMARTRIX modules were first used in the Jaguar E-Pace, and Jaguar Land Rover has now opted to use the same lighting technology in the new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. In these models, additional SMARTRIX modules are used to make the high beam even more defined and the low beam more dynamic. The matrix or pixel headlights provide optimum visibility and have the capability to illuminate specific areas of the road with high beam without affecting visibility for other road users by dazzling them. Customers can choose from three versions.
The premium version is the brightest headlight that is now available. The pixel laser LED option comes with 71 pixels and the Laser High Beam Booster has two first- generation Osram μLARP modules to increase the visual range for the driver. The SMARTRIX modules have a silicone lens system that gives greater flexibility to headlight designers and lends a modern look to the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.
With its launch of its SMARTRIX modules Osram has made significant advances in the field of automotive lighting technology and thus improving road safety at night.
Commenting on Jaguar Land Rover’s choice of the SMARTRIX modules, Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO Specialty Lighting at Osram said that Osram has succeeded in taking smart lighting by teaming up with Varroc Lighting. Osram has increased the number of matrix modules and improved their functionality on the new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport culminating in a headlight option that matchless. In tandem with Osram’s laser technology, the light output is five times greater than that of standard LED
headlights without dazzling other road users.
Most powerful smart headlight
The distinctive pixel laser LED headlight with LED signature and smart high beam is the premium option on the new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. The 71-pixel system provides excellent illumination of the road ahead without dazzling oncoming drivers. When the speed is more than 50 mph, Osram’s laser technology automatically boosts the high beam, and illuminates the road up to 600 meters ahead. The μLARP modules each deliver 200 lm and 450 cd/mm2 and have a particularly high luminance.
SMARTRIX modules for new angular headlight designs
The SMARTRIX modules give more leeway to lighting designers as the long-life silicone optics enable the lighting system to be particularly small and compact. Designers were thus able to give the Range Rover Sport modern rectangular headlights to align with the current fashion of narrow low-profile units.
Innovative lighting technology
Jaguar Land Rover’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle and the luxury SUV are equipped with premium LED headlights as standard. Customers can opt to have the matrix LED package as additional feature. The headlights use 20 pixels to distribute the beam in vertical strips, each of which can be individually controlled. Oncoming vehicles can be masked out in order not to dazzle the drivers. One category higher is the pixel LED headlight which is equipped with a total of 71 pixels, these headlights provide dynamic lighting for the low-beam and high-beam areas. In addition to the vertical strips, the light beam is also split into horizontal strips so up to four oncoming vehicles can be masked out.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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