Efficient headlamp cuts energy use 30%
Ichikoh Industries and Valeo Lighting Systems
What: Efficient LED low beam headlamp for electric vehicles
Innovation: The collector and reflector are combined into a thermoplastic part with no lens, achieving a distinctive, even-tinted look. The light source is hidden to eliminate bright, irritating light. Good aerodynamics reduce airflow around the door mirror. The headlamp reduces energy consumption 30 percent from the best competing LED headlamps.
First customer: Nissan Leaf, December 2010
Web site: valeo.com