Lamps to Lasers

The car headlight. Something most of us take for granted everyday. As the evenings get darker we started thinking about the origin and evolution of this essential lighting system.

The oldest headlamps were fueled by acetylene or oil and were introduced in the late 1880s. The Acetylene lamps became most popular because the flame was rain and wind resistant. Electric headlights were around in the 1890’s but the technology wasn’t developed enough for drivers to move away from the Acetylene.

Check out this great article from Car Throttle to see how we moved away from lamps and on to the laser headlights of today.

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