John's Journal - Hella LEDs the Way

German automotive supplier Hella has developed yet another type of headlight. Beyond halogen, xenon and others, Hella has produced a headlamp that works completely off of LEDs, or light-emitting diodes (LEDs are what make the little lights on the front of your computer glow). Debuting on the 2008 Cadillac Escalade Platinum, Hella's LED headlights offer customers several key benefits over traditional headlamps. To help explain a little about this new lighting system is Hella's North American president, Dr. Martin Fischer. Also, David Schiavone, Product Manager for the Cadillac Escalade gives us an in-depth walk around the new Platinum Escalade.

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