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| Experience the thrills of driving on ice in the Range Rover Velar
| Explore stunning Donegal with seafarer Monty Halls and his family
| Relive the child-like sense of wonder captured at the Above & Beyond Tour
| See why the Range Rover PHEV impressed mountaineer Jimmy Chin
| Encounter the most powerful Defender: the Classic Works V8 special
INNOVATION INSIGHTS T H
INNOVATION INSIGHTS T H E L I G H T F A N T A S T I C Tremendously bright and beautifully designed, Land Rover’s intelligent Pixel-laser LED headlights are a technological tour de force that will illuminate your world anew What happens in Vegas, thankfully, stays in Vegas. The Sin City‘s pyramid-shaped Luxor Hotel projects into the night sky a soaring beam of light so intense (over 42 billion candela, for the number-crunchers) that it can be seen from space. While the idea of sun-like artificial lighting will appeal to anyone who’s driven along a dark country road, over in the real world, unchecked illumination is a hazard to other road users. How do you balance the need of a driver to see as clearly as possible at night, with that of others to not be dazzled? The answer, neatly integrated into the lines of the latest Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, is Land Rover’s state-of-the-art new Pixel-laser LED headlight system. Developed through years of research, these headlights each have a unique 71-pixel LED light system, delivering over 2,000 lumens (by way of comparison, a good quality outdoor flashlight, has an output of 25 lumens) to turn night into day. And what‘s a boon for the driver doesn‘t become a curse for other road users, thanks to the clever Adaptive Driving Beam (ADB) system that automatically controls individual LEDs. As you drive, ADB detects other vehicles in front, and switches off specific LEDs across both horizontal and vertical axes – blanking the corresponding beams to avoid dazzling up to four other road users at the same time. What‘s more, the Pixel-laser LED system is capable of ‘bending’ the light beams – pointing them in the direction that the vehicle is being steered, to fully illuminate corners as you turn into them. And when travelling at speeds above 50mph in complete darkness, the high beam is automatically supplemented by powerful laser light, giving you clear sight of up to a staggering 550 metres ahead. The optical modules are silicone-based. Besides having a long life, this enables the LED system to be made more compact. Land Rover‘s designers used this freedom to create a sleek, low-profile headlight design that would not have been technically possible just a few years ago. Practical, intuitive and incredibly effective: it‘s just another way Land Rover is lighting up the path to a brighter future. 76
LED HEADLIGHT SYSTEM Bright in more ways than one, the new Pixel-laser LED headlight system intelligently spot-dims individual light beams to avoid dazzling oncoming drivers 77
Land Rover Magazine showcases stories from around the world that celebrate inner strength and the drive to go Above and Beyond.
In this issue, New Defender is put through its paces by two inspirational young adventurers as they prepare for an expedition to the South Pole. We also celebrate 50 years of Range Rover by taking a journey of discovery to Dubai. As well as looking back, we look to future as a group of visionaries explain the technologies that could change the future for all of us.