HID lamps and an Eco-Friendly Motor Industry

projector-lamps-with-hid-250x250The motor industry has had a huge contribution to global warming through the past years not only because of the emissions let out into the atmosphere by cars they have manufactured but also because of the way they have manufactured the vehicles in factories and the parts used to make them.

The motor industry has however made some big changes in recent years to become more environmentally friendly, for example: the process of making motor vehicles is slowly changing, as well as the type of materials used to manufacture them so as to lower the negative emissions let out into the atmosphere. Some of these changes include using biodegradable materials for the interiors of vehicles, using recyclable tyres and using more environmentally friendly fuels. All of these means of lowering emissions are some of the more obvious ways in which the motor industry has been going “green” but what about the other ways in which the motor industry has contributed to the drive of going “greener”? Sometimes even the smallest change can make a big difference when it comes to going “green” and one of those are lighting. Has it ever occurred to you that your car’s headlamps could also have an effect on the environment?


“…Two factors limited the widespread use of electric headlamps: the short life of filaments in the harsh automotive environment, and the difficulty of producing dynamos small enough, yet powerful enough to produce sufficient current to fuel the new lamps invented by Thomas Edison in 1879.” – source: About.com
One of the most popular eco-friendly headlamps used for cars are HID (High-Intensity Discharge) headlamps. 8008They have a white light produced by an electrical discharge and have greater effectiveness and efficiency while not having to use filaments. This makes it environmentally friendly but also more durable as it can withstand vibration when the vehicle is being driven. It also means that HIDs last longer, almost three times longer depending on use and uses 24% less power, resulting in great efficiency and lower greenhouse-gas emissions!
Other than the fact that these headlamps are great for the environment, they are also very efficient for drivers as they produce up to three times the brightness and a wider coverage than other headlamps resulting in clearer vision for the driver.


The motor industry has made many sustainable changes, big and small. This goes to show that even the smallest change can make a huge difference in saving our planet. So, if you feel you do not have the capacity to change your car into a more eco-friendly one, think again. There are some small changes you can make too…