Thursday, September 8, 2011

BMW Laser Headlights

BMW's concept car of the future, the BMW i8, will receive some unique headlights that are the first its kind. BMW is calling it "laser based illumination" and will first make use of it on the i8 and then expand on all other models. Why use laser headlights? Simple, it will save fuel. Plus, what could be cooler than to have laser headlights on a BMW. It should be noted that no it wont be those lasers like in those movies, means no super ultra cool lights firing away at enemies or other cars in your way. Instead the light emitted from the laser diodes will be a "phosphor material" inside the headlight that will convert it into a diffused white light that will be bright and luminous but be appealing and pleasant to the human eye. Laser diodes emit 170 lumens per watt whereas LED's only give out 100. BMW says with that statistic alone makes for a much better and efficient car. Car companies are constantly finding ways to improve efficiency now with higher governmental standards and BMW is starting out with the headlights and building from then on. Car companies shoukd look into changing new tech that they otherwise might've thought wasn't a necessity. If changing a headlight will save fuel then why not. Now one starts to think, how much will this cost the consumer using this fancy new tech on automobiles. Well the answer isn't always easy as so many points have to be considered. Auto quotes may go up and such but companies will obviously have to form some kind of idea to keep costs down  while using fancy technology. Finding cheap auto insurance is hard already and getting lasers on your new BMW may come at a higher auto insurance rate. Well it can be said that of you can afford this  type of car in the first place then car insurance you get will be no problem. So people looking to get that new fancy future car, start saving and check out those future auto quotes online and see when you can be the lucky ones to first drive such a bad-ass car. 



(Source: BMW Efficiency, Laserforum, Popsci)

45 comments:

revilo251 said...

wow these laser headlights sound awesum! dont think ill be able to afford the insurance on a car with there headlights for a long time xD

ZIane said...

Wow, I'd hate if a car behind mine had these lights. They sound high tech-ish but annoying

DesoWave said...

These could burn someone's eyes out!

Publius said...

Awesome beemer. They're really gettin fancy with these luxury cars!

Max Silver said...

Those headlights sound awesome, and that car looks AMAZINGLY badass!

Scott said...

Hah, those sound pretty awesome. Burn the eyes from the peons.

tgquagmire said...

BMWs are nice cars but why are they tryin to be like the SKYLINES? They have no need to be changing their body style does look slick tho!

Laury said...

This design looks pretty bad-ass indeed! But my love still goes out for Audi, can't wait for their new designs

Timon said...

It looks great!

MUFCfollowers said...

Wow these sound incredible, I was impressed by the headlights on my Evo 9 so I expect to be dazzled again! They cost 900GBP each so I wonder how much these will cost.

FatBulaj said...

yeah this car is great :D

Matthew Prindiville said...

Oh man, that is a SEXY car.

Megamanrocks said...

Interesting idea, but what are the lightning effects? Will it be brighter than halogen lights?

dora said...

thats so cool..great blog
+follow

Dallv. said...

great desing cool car bro, srly its a dream

Rankulus said...

Technology never ceases to amaze me. Wow!

Sideswipe111 said...

Wow thats my new dream car!!

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

M Fawful said...

Wow, I've heard of LEDs but laser diodes!? I've always fantasized about shooting lasers from my car....

Mr Lev said...

And it looks pretty awesome

Comic Book Club said...

this looks pretty awesome

my7h1c said...

wow these are amazing. Can't wait to see them in person

Mr Jack House said...

As I am son and servant to your will. Supporting!

thomau5 said...

id make love to that car

Mister Neowl said...

Sexy concept car, and an interesting headlight idea!

P0wermjp said...

cool!!

Steph (Twirling in a Red Dress) said...

WHOA, I want that car. Holy crap. I really like the "laser" headlights too, haha (Austin Powers anyone?)

Wiil44nD said...

Iwant that ride as well!!!

SQ said...

Love BMW'S. <3

Joana Galhardo said...

pretty awesome!
followed!

Chase said...

Seems like it would be super annoying, a trend with headlights currently

Give Everything said...

ohh God i love this car!

This Guy said...

I hate those bright ass lights. They are nice and you can see clearer, but damn it, as someone posted before me, I hate being the car in the front of these lights.

Agustin Slater said...

niceee,good post

Jessica Thompson said...

Love the lights.
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technofuture said...

when i want to drive a car i must drive BMW
i love BMW
my favourite

Ryodo said...

Maaddd car!

Shash said...

Lasers in your car...Well you can't punch holes in things with them but still...Im sure with some minor retooling...

Bruno said...

woot ! nice

FinBis said...

It's magnificent, its about time some of these concept cars make it to the market!

fatbloodyfinger said...

Does this mean funky 80's strobe lasers out of my headlights?

AyJim said...

so cool looking

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restoration classic car said...

Nice one! I love them!

taxi office in kingston said...

Great! As I have found exceptional headlights of BMW. The laser headlights of BMW is really looking sharp and with full of light. It's truly one of epic feature of this brand. As the massive conception of this source is really looking with full of impression. Thanks for sharing.

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