2011 Audi A6 Gets Intelligent LED Lighting Tech from Hella
No less than 64 LEDs provide light distribution for a variety of driving situations. Drivers have a choice of four Hella headlight systems on the A6, including a halogen system, static as well as camera-controlled high-intensity discharge (HID) systems and a full-LED system.
"The Audi A6's sporty appearance is enhanced by LED lighting as well," notes Steffen Pietzonka, vice president of marketing for Hella's automotive lighting group. "Our LED system clearly contributes to the distinctive styling that differentiates the Audi A6 from other luxury cars."
Hella's dynamic headlamp-leveling feature is offered with the Audi A6's HID and LED systems. The feature adjusts for changes in headlamp angle caused by braking, rapid acceleration or road conditions to maintain optimal visibility for the driver without blinding oncoming traffic.
The Audi A6's HID lighting, in both static and AFS versions, showcases Hella's lighting and electronics expertise as well, Pietzonka adds.
The Audi A6's LED headlamps automatically create light patterns uniquely suited for city, country and highway driving situations, as well as for adverse weather conditions. Settings to reduce glare in fog or heavy rain, for example, provide a broader spectrum of light than traditional fog lamps.
"Hella's work with Audi on the A6 continues a partnership that began in 2008, when the company was chosen to provide the first full-LED headlamp system for the Audi A8," Pietzonka points out. "Within a relatively tight front-end space, our design engineers have combined a sophisticated lighting design with a truly 'intelligent' lighting system."