Retrofit headlight for Audi's A4 combines xenon and LED technologies

September 01, 2015 // By Paul Buckley
Osram has developed and produced the company's first full retrofit headlight for the Audi A4 model. The LEDriving Xenarc headlight combines xenon and LED technologies in a single device.

The front lighting on the Audi A4 is equipped with a combination of xenon and LED technologies. Osram is the only manufacturer so far to offer the option of a legal upgrade to xenon light without the need for costly reconstruction of the front of the vehicle.

LEDriving Xenarc is suitable for the Audi A4 B7 manufactured between 2004 and 2008. The light output from the LEDriving Xenarc headlight is much higher than that of the halogen headlight originally fitted by the manufacturer. Compared with standard halogen lamps, modern Xenarc technology from Osram provides up to 110 percent more light on the road, ensuring that drivers can see and be seen much better. The light beam from the retrofit headlight is up to 60 meters longer and has up to 40 percent whiter light that is more uniform and more energy-efficient than that of standard halogen headlights. In addition, the Xenarc headlight offers daytime running light based on LEDs.

“With its Night Breaker and Silverstar lamps – Osram has long provided retrofit products that boost the performance of headlights”, said Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO Specialty Lighting at Osram. “With this simple Xenon upgrade we are opening up an entirely new product category.”