The European Commission has certified Audi's LED technology as being energy-efficient.

The European Commission has certified Audi's LED technology as being energy-efficient.

Audi says their proprietary LEDs consume approximately 80 watts in the low-beam mode while conventional halogen units consume more than 135 watts. The European Commission has conducted some tests with an A6 fitted with these headlights which resulted in CO2 savings of 1.61g/mile. The vehicle went through ten NEDC cycles and allowed Audi's LED headlights to be certified as innovative technology for lowering CO2 emissions.

These LED headlights were introduced back in 2004 on the A8 W12 which was followed four years later by the R8 that became the first car in the world with full LED headlights. At the moment, Audi's LED technology is available for the A3, A6, A7 Sportback, A8 and R8.

More details are available in the press release section.

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