Their bluish glow still is considered a bit exotic in the U.S., but high intensity discharge (HID) Xenon headlamps will steadily replace conventional tungsten bulbs, first in luxury vehicles, later in mid-size and compact cars, predict executives at Hella KG Hueck & Co., a major lighting and electronics supplier. Werner Beneken, member of the Management Board of Lippstadt, Germany-based Hella, predicts 100% of European luxury cars will be equipped with the new-technology headlamps by ...

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