Announcing the World Premier
of the 2014 Acura RLX
Light Prescriptions Innovators of Altadena, California (LPI) is proud to announce the World Premier of the 2014 Acura RLX (due to arrive at your nearest Acura dealer in 2013). The new Acura flagship sedan will be larger inside and out and features LED headlamps that employ technology jointly developed by LPI and Stanley Electric of Japan. The new Jewel Eye™ LED headlamps use LPI-patented RXI TM optics. These optics provide superior efficiency and beam control in a very compact package. The headlamps, with their exquisite "solid dielectric" free-form optics (as opposed to traditional reflector-based headlamps) were manufactured by Stanley. In each headlamp there are five dual- stacked optical components, each aimed in a different direction, thereby creating 10 beams coming from each side of the car (20 beams for the car). This creates a more intense and wider beam than a traditional HID headlamp while achieving a higher efficiency than the older technology. The light from the LED travels in a folded path through each optic, thereby reducing the depth of the system. The folded light path can be seen in this video from Acura.
LPI and Stanley collaborated on the design of the optic, which employed proprietary software developed by LPI for Stanley. The design software is an implementation of the LPI-patented 3D Simultaneous Multiple Surfaces Method. Along with new Precision All-Wheel Steering and many other innovations, Acura’s LED headlamps defy convention and raise the technological bar. For more informatoin about the technology click here
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