||The first electric headlamps were presented in 1898 on the Columbia Electric automobile.
This firm built just electrical cars and also used the
low powered headlamps as an optional accessory.
Two aspects limited the prevalent use of electrical headlamps in the late 1800s.
Prest-O-Lite acetylene lights were provided by
a variety of producers as common equipment in 1904. And Peerless made electrical headlamps conventional
in 1908. In 1912, the ingenious Cadillac division of General Motors integrated their automobile's Delco electric ignition as well as lights system.
By 1945 headlamps as well as signal lights were integrated right into
the body styling. Halogen headlamp light sources were developed in Europe in 1960.
In 2010, Daimler won the Technology Award for the cam regulated All-LED
headlamp. The intelligent high-performance headlamp in the Mercedes CLS
existed in 2010 in Paris: The All-LED headlamp adapts
instantly the beam pattern using electrical actuators in a vibrant setting representing
all driving circumstance.
In 2018, automotive Lighting presented intelligent ADB-headlamps with 2nd generation LASER-modules and also incorporated safety and security control
principle. Electronically controlled LASER-modules are producing Glarefree High Beam and also adapt
electro-mechanically the upright and horizontal cut-off-lines.