With the clocks going back an hour signalling the official start of winter time, Peugeot has unveiled a guide to modern headlights which will help drivers cut through the jargon when buying their next new or used car this winter.
Today’s vehicles offer a myriad of different types of headlights and Peugeot’s guide aims to provide the benefits of each system in layman’s terms.
Peugeot is well-qualified to share its expertise, having one of the most distinctive ‘feline-shaped eyes’ style and headlight designs in the industry. The large ‘feline’ appearance of lights on the latest Peugeot models characterises its products from the competition, and houses within a variety of safety and technology features.
- Gas discharge technology produces a light that is very close to that of daylight and greatly improves the driver’s vision of the road ahead
- Headlamp washers and an automatic levelling function are standard, a legal requirement, so as to eliminate possible dazzling of other road users
- Produce almost three times as much light as a standard halogen bulb using approximately two thirds of the power
- More environmentally friendly; unlike a normal halogen bulb there is no filament, so it lasts up to four times longer
- Xenon headlamps are fitted to the Peugeot 308, 407 Saloon and SW, 407 Coupé, 607, 807 and 4007
- Xenon power but with a single light unit controlling both the dipped beam and main beam functions
Static Directional Lighting
- Developed by Peugeot to improve the driver’s night vision to identify otherwise hidden hazards on the side of the road
- Illuminates pedestrians or cyclists which could be hidden from conventional headlights, when making manoeuvres around town or on the open road
- Activated by an electronic control unit which anticipates the need for the extra lighting when turning
- Available on the popular Peugeot 207 and 207 CC
Xenon Directional Lighting
- Makes night driving easier and safer, combining the benefits of Static Directional Lighting but with an active moveable xenon light unit
- Can rotate through an angle of between 7.5 to 22 degrees and highlights obstacles, pedestrians or cyclists at the side of the road
- Available on the Peugeot 407 Coupé
Automatic lights-on activation
- Standard on many Peugeot models since its introduction in the late 1990s
- Provides automatic illumination of the dipped beam headlamps ensuring improved visibility in poor weather conditions
- Uses an optical sensor, mounted on the windscreen, to identify the level of exterior light and control the activation/deactivation of the headlamps (in tunnels and in low light conditions)
- Available on the Peugeot 1007, 206, 207, 307, 308, 407, 407 Coupé, 607, 807 and 4007