LED Intelligent Light System of Automotive Lighting, which Mercedes-Benz is installing in its current Mercedes-Benz C-Class, three different PLEXIGLAS® and PLEXIMID® molding compounds

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Seeing and being seen

Materials used as optical elements in car headlamps must satisfy stringent requirements—as in the case of the three PLEXIGLAS® and PLEXIMID® molding compounds in the LED Intelligent Light System from Automotive Lighting, which Mercedes-Benz is installing in its C-Class.

Drivers must be able to react promptly to dangerous situations even in poor light or darkness, which is why car makers and suppliers are using ever more powerful illuminants. Whether halogen technology, xenon light, or LEDs, they all have one thing in common: The illuminants need a surrounding material that targets their light on to the road.