Xenon Benefits: Safe driving at night - Inc News
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Xenon Benefits: Safe driving at night

Night accidents account for 50% of the total number of car accidents.


Many people underestimate the safety that headlights provide, both for seeing the road and for looking out for pedestrians or other potential obstacles.

Only 25% of drivers drive on the roads at night. Despite this, night crashes account for 50% of the total number of car accidents. Xenon headlights, also known as High Density Discharge or HID headlights, provide two to three times more light than halogen headlights and improve driving visibility for people traveling by car.

Xenon headlights create wider beams of light that illuminate more evenly, allowing drivers to see the road better, and are virtually immune to shock and vibration.

These spotlights also help drivers feel comfortable. The light emitted is very similar to natural sunlight, reducing eye fatigue. In fact, older drivers who need more light than younger drivers benefit the most from xenon headlights.

But most drivers buy these headlights not only for personal safety, but for other reasons as well; xenon headlights also help reduce energy consumption.

The benefits of xenon go beyond its ability to provide fairly safe driving at night, as xenon reduces environmental impact by being an energy efficient light source.

The headlights use less energy than halogen headlights, leaving more energy for other vehicle functions. Xenon delivers 90 lumens per watt compared to 22 lumens per watt for halogen, delivering more light with less energy.

Lumen is a unit of measurement of luminous flux in the International System of Units of Measurement, a measure of the perceived power of light. The watts saved by increasing the number of lumens also equate to less fuel consumption, slightly lowering the cost of fuel to consumers.

Xenon headlights are also more durable, delivering over 3,000 hours in a car compared to 1,000 hours of halogen headlights.

Small changes can make a big difference. If drivers buy cars with xenon headlights, it may increase their own safety and energy efficiency.