More than 3,000 products from 51 nations competed this year for the award. The awards presentation took place on 23 June 2008 in the Essen Opera House, the Aalto Theatre.
All products awarded the 2008 red dot were exhibited in the red dot museum at Zeche Zollverein in Essen. Later in the Alto theater Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, the initiator of the red dot award, hosted the ceremony together with several judges of the jury.
Headlamps are the eyes of a car and contribute significantly to the brand’s appearance. Developing the full-LED headlamp for R8, Audi and Automotive Lighting stroke a new path in Design and Lighting technology with all lighting functions in LED technology, i. e. low beam, high beam, turn indicator, daytime running light and position light.
Over 20 innovations have been integrated in this product and provide a preview of central topics of future lighting technology: Design, Technology and Energy consumption.