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Microwaves heating up headlight technology

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The old saying “Win on Sunday, sell on Monday” still applies today with racing technology. Ceravision ran a BMW, outfitted with the firms microwave-powered headlamps to demonstrate, not only the bulb’s extreme brightness, but also the lamps durability verse conventional electrode bulbs that tend to burn out under racing’s extreme conditions.

If these bulbs can survive hours of thrashing by a BMW ’round Silverstone, they will last forever in your Accord. Plus, the lights use significantly less energy than even a LED-based system that, of course, means less draw on the vehicle’s electrical system. No telling when we will see these in mass production as the company is currently seeking manufacturing partners, but the bulbs lower power consumption makes them perfect for tomorrows hybrid and battery powered cars.

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