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2011 Headlight lenses developed in Germany

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Apparently, the headlight lenses of the 2011 Edge have been developed by a company in a small German town near from where I live:

 

Press release "Docter Optics"

 

Can someone explain what they mean with the "signlight function" they included in the design? DRLs?

 

Bastian

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Apparently, the headlight lenses of the 2011 Edge have been developed by a company in a small German town near from where I live:

 

Press release "Docter Optics"

 

Can someone explain what they mean with the "signlight function" they included in the design? DRLs?

 

Bastian

Would that be the "EDGE" text in the lens?

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Would that be the "EDGE" text in the lens?

 

I don't think so. It's about the spherical glass lens inside the headlamp housing.

 

Bastian

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My guess, and its just that, is that signlight refers the the ability to illuminate overhead signs on the expressway.

 

European type projector style headlights have such a sharp cut-off line that the overhead signs may not be reflected as bright as to be easily read.

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Apparently, the headlight lenses of the 2011 Edge have been developed by a company in a small German town near from where I live:

 

Press release "Docter Optics"

 

Can someone explain what they mean with the "signlight function" they included in the design? DRLs?

 

Bastian

 

Hi blumi. :D Check this Docter Optics link: LINK: Docter Optics - Signlight

 

Essentially, Kempie got it right concerning sign illumination and you got it right concerning lens optics.

 

Hope this information helps.

 

Good luck. :beerchug:

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Hi blumi. :D Check this Docter Optics link: LINK: Docter Optics - Signlight

 

Essentially, Kempie got it right concerning sign illumination and you got it right concerning lens optics.

 

Hope this information helps.

 

Good luck. :beerchug:

That is some cool stuff! I looked at my HIDs and it looked like there is a textured area at the bottom of the lens area. Would that be the signlight?

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@kempie, bbf2530: Thanks for the information. I didn't think of this functionality.

 

@Wilson: According to the pictures in the linked PDF, a textured area is one method to achieve the signlight.

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