BMW i8 Laser Lights – 9,500 Euro Option In Germany

NOV 25 2014 BY STAFF 7

The BMW i8 is the first production car in the world that can be equipped with laser lights. However, the new lighting technology comes at a price and we can announce that in Germany, the BMW i8 Laser Lights will cost 9,500 euros.

Earlier this year, BMW said the laser lights could be retrofitted after delivery if need be.

Compared to the standard LED lights, the optional laser lights ensures a high beam range of up to 600 meters. This means that the already high illumination range of the modern LED high beam is doubled. Thanks to the new laser technology, it is possible to increase energy efficiency by a further 30 percent compared to already highly power-saving LED light.

BMW i8 Laser Lights

BMW i8 Laser Lights

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BMW Laser Light illuminates the road ahead with a significantly higher light intensity without heating up the surrounding area. Laser diodes are ten times smaller than conventional light diodes. They help to save not only available installation space inside the headlamp, but also weight. The size of the reflector surface can be reduced by a factor of up to ten vs. LED light.

The height of the reflector has now been reduced from the previous 9 cm to less than 3 cm.

Source: Bimmer Today

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7 Comments on "BMW i8 Laser Lights – 9,500 Euro Option In Germany"

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Pedro
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Attention to the title. 9.500€ not $9,500 euros…

Cavaron
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Cavaron

Wow, for 9500 Euros those lasers better have a stun, kill and vaporize setting…

Steven
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Steven

+1

Omar Sultan
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Omar Sultan

Cool tech – are these DOT approved for sale on US-spec cars?

Steven
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Steven

Sadly, no.

Mark H
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Mark H

I don’t look forward to seeing these coming. On the oppoisite side of the road that is…

Jouni Valkonen
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Jouni Valkonen

BMW has automatic lights so that if there is a car coming, it adjusts the light cone as such that it is not too bright for the opposing car. However pedestrians better not to look these lights directly!