In a recent night-driving road test of 2015 TLX, Torque News-Acura was astounded by the near-day-light illumination of Acura's latest Jewel Eye LED 5 projector beam headlamp technology. We believe them to be the best in the business.
One has to experience driving 2015 Acura TLX in the dark, to fully appreciate the superior headlamp array that is Acura "Jewel Eye" LED 5 beam technology. We've never experienced anything quite like it in any other production car or light truck. Jewel Eye headlamps, as standard featured throughout the Acura sedan lineup are stunning.
The Jewel Eye benefit to the night driver is a brighter, whiter and wider field of vision, with a 200 millisecond quicker illumination of distant road and side of the road objects. At 60 mph that's 17 seconds quicker than conventional headlights.
Acura puts it this way
Stunning, highly illuminating Jewel Eye® LED headlights are standard equipment on all TLX models. Five LEDs per side provide a whiter, brighter beam, use less energy and last significantly longer than HID or traditional halogen headlights.
On low beam, the three outer LEDs on each light reveal the road more clearly without blinding oncoming traffic. The lenses are precisely aimed, yet focus the LED beam over a longer, wider area.
Engaging the high beams adds the two inner LEDs, illuminating distant objects 200 milliseconds sooner than conventional lights. At 60 mph, 200 milliseconds is over 17 feet.
All LED lenses can act as daytime running lights, giving the TLX a distinctive light signature even in bright sunlight.
When the lights are turned off, reflective surfaces behind the lenses contribute to the bright, jewel-like appearance, says Acura engineering.
We like Acura's state of the art while-light LED headlights for near future offerings as found on 2016 MDX. And yes, Jewel Eye headlamp technology will be featured on 2016 Acura NSX Hybrid Supercar when released for sale in the fall of 2015; we look forward to driving it!
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