When cars invented, it could only move during the day, since they lacked all lights and were considered a danger when fog and rain. However, the need for vehicle spread so rapidly that in 1885 began to implement ways of moving with kerosene lamps lights or similar. In 1904, Car Peugeot was first to venture to walk at night, using two acetylene lamps hanging, Giving rise to the need to keep improving these lighting systems for both driver and safety of pedestrians.
Only in the year 1912 be able to use foci first time. With the help of a battery and an electric generator to produce power that helped a Cadillac car could travel on the night of the city and the countryside with her own lights.
This kept the car as a security element for several years until the 30 years, which were added to the new low-lights that greatly expands the area of illumination. And because it was an enormous contribution in rain and fog, it was decided to call this, fog lights. In 1951 for the first time a car Ford Taunus, used blinking lights.
The latest technology helped create the halogen lights in 1962, which allowed them to have a very bright light and are used for the first time in a Citroen in the year 1964.
The Xenon headlights were created in the 90 years Hella by the company, responsible for the manufacture of lights. The great feature was that these lights offered up to 50% more light than halogen lights above, consumed less energy and last longer.
It was in the 2003 the company Hella introduced to the market LED lights (Light Emitting Diode). Instant-on lights that illuminate much more than the xenon, and are very similar to daylight, which is less tiring to the eye and also its intensity annoys the driver coming the other way. Certainly all a technological achievement.
Recently launched the rear lights smart, quite an achievement too. We’ll see what the future holds more.