• helps drivers see farther down dark roads faster;
• performs better in poor weather conditions;
• provides a sharper view of obstacles and obstructions, bringing objects into view sooner than traditional headlights.
The combined benefits provide drivers with a much clearer picture of what lies ahead to make driving at night safer and easier to navigate.
Xenon headlights are brighter than traditional headlights, offering an increased light output. The increased output lets drivers see potential dangers sooner and adds 30 to 50 more yards of effective stopping distance.
A recent survey conducted by Brand-Aid Consulting found that many drivers of vehicles equipped with traditional incandescent headlights complain about the lack of nighttime visibility. On the other hand, the survey found that 91 percent of people who drive vehicles equipped with Xenon headlights noted better visibility and a greater sense of safety. Additionally, 85 percent of drivers of cars with Xenon headlights would recommend the technology to friends.
However, getting Xenon lighting for vehicles requires concerned car buyers to demand the technology. Because Xenon lighting is available only on certain models, drivers need to express their concerns about lighting choices when talking to car dealers.
By responding to increases in demand for greater selection and more affordable safety features, as well as fuel efficiency, automakers may well offer Xenon lighting as part of standard vehicle packages; available for all who demand safer nighttime driving.
To determine if a vehicle you're considering offers Xenon High Intensity Discharge lighting, you can e-mail Osram Sylvania at Hills boro.CSwebmail@sylvania.com.
To learn more about the benefits of Xenon lighting, you can visit the Motor Vehicle Lighting Council at www.mvlc.info or Osram Sylvania at http://www.sylvania.com.