Signaling products have two main functions. To communicate with other drivers and to be an important part of the design as well. Approximately 25% of the appearance of a new car model is affected by the lighting systems.
Besides this constant innovation for design and safety, Valeo has also developed less power consuming products in order to help decrease CO2 emissions. The special focus here is the use of L.E.D.s for signaling functions. L.E.D.s fast response time is reducing the braking distance of the following driver by 5m at 90km/h speed. And rearlighting with L.E.D.s helps to save 0.5g CO2/km compared to Tungsten bulbs
Valeo provides more than 500 references of rearlamps and around 200 references of frontlamps for the IAM. Automotive bulbs are still the most used light sources for Rearlamps and Frontlamps, but the penetration with L.E.D. technology is even stronger for signaling products than for headlamps.
Light Emitting Diodes (L.E.D.s) provide a very efficient light for less power consumption than normal Tungsten bulbs with extended design possibilities thanks to their compact size.