As the global population is blossoming the fuel consumption and amount of solid waste is increasing. More and more people are moving towards eco-friendly cars. These cars help in energy conservation by use of green fuels and emit least amount of carbon monoxide. Nowadays, government agencies and environmental groups are working with manufacturers to increase the amount of recyclable materials used in cars. Most landfill sites already have too much of solid wastes and cannot accommodate any more. Creating more landfill sites in future is going to be difficult since we need to accommodate the growing population.
Companies are modifying automotive parts to become environmental friendly. They are using biodegradable polymers to design interiors such as headrests and seats. Headlamps have forever been an important part of vehicles. Lighting plays a very important role in extreme weather conditions. Fog lights can be installed in cars to safeguard the safety of passengers. During fogs, lights should be of longer wavelength. This requirement cannot be fulfilled with normal headlights. Fog lights have red or yellow lights which are of longer wavelength. They throw a powerful beam and thus help the driver in extreme fogs.
If you want to be ‘greener’ you can choose from lot of environmental friendly lights available in market.
1. Microwave technology
Microwave technology is used to power headlamps since it is energy efficient and do not use electrodes. They are design adaptable and mercury-free thus environment friendly. They use xenon gas and metal iodide dopant that is intended to increase the thermal conductivity of the lamp system.
2. Daytime running lamp (DRL)
Daytime running lamp is an automotive lighting device installed in pairs in vehicles, which automatically switches to on when vehicle moves forward, emitting white, yellow, or amber light to increase the conspicuity of the vehicle during daytime.Compared to any mode of headlamp operation to create the daytime running light, functionally-dedicated DRLs maximize the potential benefits in safety performance and minimize fuel consumption.
LEDs are power efficient and eco-friendly. They use very less battery. Also, while manufacturing very few chemicals are needed. The life of LED is also pretty long thus it is pocket friendly. Using LEDs has styling advantages because LEDs can form much thinner lights than incandescent lamps.
4. H7 projections
H7 projections are designed in clear glass to create a uniform, bright light. In addition to their luminosity, they last longer than traditional halogen lamps.
5. High Intensity Discharge (HID)
High Intensity Discharge (HID) or Xenon headlights are the brightest of the lot. Because of the increased amounts of light available from HID burners relative to halogen bulbs, HID headlamps producing a given beam pattern can be made smaller than halogen headlamps producing a comparable beam pattern. Their energy consumption is 30% less and gas emission is also low.
The new European directive, End-of-Life Vehicles, will force automotive makers to design eco-friendly materials for their automobiles. Companies have a growing opportunity to develop innovative alternatives for car makers looking for novel environmental and recyclable materials. Entering this market space now can give eco-friendly innovators a jump start on forming collaborative projects and licensing agreements with international automobile makers.