The Official Journal of the European Union has announced the official decision taken by the European Commission of including in the list of “Eco-innovations” envisaged by Law (EC) No. 443/2009 of the European Parliament, the LED low beam lighting module called “E-Light” developed by Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting.
The technology offered by Automotive Lighting, the Magneti Marelli business line dedicated to lighting products for the automotive market, is officially acknowledged as being innovative and effective in cutting down CO2 emissions by automobiles, an objective sanctioned by European regulations.
The innovative content of the “E-light” LED low beam module lies in the advanced use of light refraction/reflection techniques through the use of lens that concentrate, in an extremely effective way, the light beam generated by a limited number of light diode sources (LEDs). During the analysis and certification phase of this solution, the term of comparison used to prove the efficacy of E-Light in reducing emissions was the halogen light bulb. Even when compared to the power in watts, the difference is quite clear: the E-Light LED low beam uses up 11 watts compared to the 68 watts of a regular halogen low beam light bulb, with superior performance in terms of lighting power.
This solution guarantees those carmakers that adopt the E-Light a bonus of 1 g CO2/km per vehicle, allowing considerable potential savings on the strict sanctions set for automobile manufacturers by European regulations on vehicle emissions.
The text of the European Commission’s decision concerning Magneti Marelli’s E-Light can be consulted on the website of the Official Journal of the European Union (2014/128/EU).
For more information on the LED “E-Light” technology, read the press release on the Press Room section of the website