AUTO MAKERS LIGHT INTO THE FUTURE

Federal approval in 1983 of Ford Motor Company's Mark VII European-style wraparound headlight has opened technological floodgates in the car-lighting business. New proposals range from smaller versions of the familiar sealed beam, through variations of the European-style "composite" system that encloses a separate bulb in an optical housing, to far-out exotics such as gas-discharge, arc lights and systems that would put as many as ten lamps across the front of the family car. This article reviews these systems in the domestic market and in Europe.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Marketing Sciences, Incorporated

    965 East Jefferson Avenue
    Detroit, MI  United States  48207
  • Authors:
    • McCosh, D
  • Publication Date: 1984-6-18

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  • Accession Number: 00392249
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 350
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM