The light produced by Xenon lamps offers optimal visibility. One survey concluded that if all vehicles were equipped with Xenon lighting, the number of deaths on the road at night could be cut by 18%.
Fixed HID low beams can give a seeing distance up to 30% longer than that produced by similar lamps with halogen light sources. When the lamps in question are dynamic as a part of the AFS bending-light function, the gain jumps to 44%.
Valeo are taking the opportunity offered by the Paris Motor Show to communicate extensively on the safety benefits of this technology that are not yet widely known in France.
There is a special Xenon exhibit in the booth to help visitors to fully appreciate the advantages of this technology for night driving.
Night drives led during VISION congress, the night of October 8, 2008, emphasized the substantial superiority of Xenon under the rain. While it was very difficult to drive with halogen lights, it was very easy and safe to drive with Xenon.
More info on VISION congress on the report to be published 0ctober 28, 2008 on website www.DrivingVisionNews.com