BMW developing headlights that go “PewPew”

If you don’t know what PewPew is, then head to your digital app store and download it cause it’s good. Why is it called PewPew? Think of the sound when laser guns are fired in sci-fi movies: “PewPew”. So what does the game have to do with BMW? Nothing really. But laser beams could have a lot to do with the automaker in the near future.

BMW is currently developing laser headlight technology which is more efficient and powerful than any other form of lighting. As many of its competitors are focusing their efforts on LEDs, BMW has instead decided to pursue laser lighting as it has a higher intensity and can be up to 1,000 times stronger than LEDs. Laser lighting is also more efficient, requiring as much as 50% less energy than any other type of light.

Now, we all know that laser lights are dangerous and can blind people if there is elongated exposure. But according to BMW, we shouldn’t be worried because the laser beams used in their headlights are converted into bright light beams and not emitted directly.

Engineers believe that the new lighting technology could debut on the production version of the BMW i8. It will definitely be interesting to see the new lights in action.

[Source: GT Spirit]

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4 Comments on “BMW developing headlights that go “PewPew””

  1. Miss Good Egg Says:

    In a few years you’ll be able to see pedestrians’ Skeletons when you turn the headlights on – “oh look she’s pregnant with a boy; that guy had a chicken leg for lunch”.

  2. el wehbi Says:

    lol Why not… We have infrared technology at our disposal now when it comes to cars (i.e. heads-up-displays).

    God only knows what we’ll be seeing next!

  3. Mathai Says:

    oh great! I have enough problems with people who blind me with their HD headlights. 😀

  4. SpdLmtNA Says:

    Nice shout out to PewPew! Awesome game! With regards to the laser lights, I thought they’d only use those for accent lighting rather than actual road lights… I didn’t know they’d be using the tech for main lights. Honestly, I love the idea, and lasers don’t need to be dangerous, but I see where people are slightly concerned since no one wants concentrated photons going into their eye. I believe it is a bit gimicky since LEDs are super cheap these days.


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