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2015 Acura TLX Jewel Eye performance night drive

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One must 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.

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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I didn't like the video for demonstrating the headlights, the video was too overdeveloped. I own a 2009 Acura TL Tech and personally I like the looks of the older 09 way better than the newer 2016. The Acura is a well put together car, it has great power with a very smooth engine and a responsive transmission, but the transmission in the year that I have does not react instantly to the paddle shifter input which it should since that's why someone would want to shift manually would want. The car's handling is spectacular for a front wheel drive car, with a short practice time in a large empty parking lot I quickly got the hang of using the parking brake and get the car to do slides and 180's with no effort from either me or the car. Even though the transmission doesn't respond in the manual mode as fast as I would think it should, it is still the best modern car I've ever owned.