‘Pixel’ headlight design bring intelligence to automotive headlamps

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Bright thinking from Hella means that the driver has more light on the road at all times

Automotive lighting experts Hella have partnered with Daimler AG to launch a new method of headlamp design, high-resolution Multibeam LED headlamps, for the new Mercedes E-Class.

The new product features a three-layered pixel light and a total of 84 individual controllable LEDs per headlamp, which adjust the light distribution depending on the traffic, weather and road conditions.

The integrated adaptive ‘High Beam Assistant Plus’ ensures that high beam is used more frequently, offering greater safety and comfort, sensing other vehicles on the road, either directly in front or oncoming and will selectively mask, within fractions of a second, the light distribution area, to prevent other drivers from being dazzled but allowing the driver maximum visibility by keeping the safe areas between them illuminated.

The newly developed headlight also reduces reflections on the oncoming lane when it is raining, by specifically dimming individual LEDs in the low beam. Moreover, glare from illuminated road signs is reduced by the system lessening the brightness of individual LEDs.


This second generation of the Multibeam LED headlamp is a completely new design from Hella, which even complements the styling of the Mercedes Benz design.

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