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Unread 02-05-2009, 04:39 AM   #1
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As I drive around and see numerous cars on the road, the following questions have been bothering me for some time. Headlights on cars make can make them look good (I think the circular side lights on the recent BMWs are a good example) or bad (the first MB E-Class to come out with the round headlights). But which were the first road production cars to come out with each of the following?

1. Jewel effect headlights - No idea.
2. LED headlights - Audi?
3. High level rear brake lights - Must be Volvo?
4. Indicator lights on the side mirror - Mercedes Benz?

Hoping there are definitive answers to these, but if there's any debate, I trust it will be a healthy one!

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Unread 02-05-2009, 01:55 PM   #2
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5. First car - Ford? (not that they've improved much.)
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First car = Daimler

And on newer Audi's the headlights are still standard bi-xenon projectors. The LED's are only used as city lights.

What are "jewel-effect" headlights?
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