PADERBORN, Germany – Usage of light-emitting diodes in European automotive lighting applications will increase 10% per year, despite the prohibitive cost of the technology, supplier Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. says. Some high-end auto makers, such as BMW AG, already use LEDs for forward lighting, which require less energy to operate than traditional halogen or xenon lamps and last a lifetime, the Lippstadt, Germany-based supplier says. In the near future, LEDs could see broader ...

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