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NIGHT BREAKER: More safety </br> at any age

Good eyesight

Important for driving, but for many motorists far from common

Many people find driving at night exhausting. Perhaps it’s due to wearing glasses or being night blind or just because a person has generally poorer eyesight at night. And then as we age, eye-muscle elasticity decreases and the problem of twilight vision makes seeing in dim light even more difficult for us. We can no longer open our pupils as widely, so less light falls onto our retina.

Our own headlights seem to weaken and fade in the dark. The speed of other vehicles becomes increasingly difficult to estimate. Most of the time, a new pair of glasses alone just isn’t enough to compensate — especially if poor nighttime eyesight is involved. Time for high-performance headlights!

What drivers fear in the dark

What are you afraid of when driving at night?1

drivers fear being blinded, wild animals on the streets or pedestrians that they don't see

It’s common to drive on the freeway in the dark at 130 km/h (80 mph). At this speed, your emergency braking distance is about 125 meters – on a dry road surface. On a wet road surface or at low temperatures, the braking distance required soon grows critically longer. People who see poorly in dim light also react later. So the sooner your high beams spot a suddenly appearing obstacle, the better.

It’s no wonder then that drivers are afraid of being blinded, encountering wild animals on the road, and not seeing pedestrians. For this reason, it’s essential for drivers to recognize signs and possible dangers early on. Another positive side effect from improved vehicle lights: In particular older drivers with night-blindness no longer feel fatigued and instead arrive at their destinations feeling relaxed.

1 Two thousand drivers over the age of 18 were surveyed.

Source: The German Road Safety Council (DVR), Ipsos, OSRAM

The number of older drivers is increasing

The older we get, the greater the risk our eyesight will diminish. This process tends to gradually sneak up on us. Oncoming lights blind us more and more. And getting our eyes to adapt from brightness to darkness, such as when we drive into a tunnel , takes longer. When signs like these start to appear, it’s a good idea for us to get our eyes examined by an ophthalmologist. At the same time, you can also improve the brightness of your car’s headlights.

Source: The German Road Safety Council (DVR), Ipsos, OSRAM

proportion of older drivers is increasing

An eye-opener for older drivers and those who wear glasses

Switch to NIGHT BREAKER now

No matter if you choose halogen or xenon light, you can always rely on the huge advantages of NIGHT BREAKER performance lamps. Ask your local auto service center or a specialist dealer about the right lamps for your vehicle. They will be glad to help you. NIGHT BREAKER lamps are also available in pairs in the convenient Duobox.

Many auto service centers, inspection facilities, and auto clubs carry out “light test weeks” at the start of the dark winter months.

As part of this, a check of your lighting system is often done at no cost — just a short stop for additional safety and driving pleasure that will help you through the long nights. You can have the halogen lamps replaced right away during the check or do it yourself at a later point. You can find information about this in the operating instructions of your vehicle.

Changing the xenon lamps on both sides of your car should always be carried out by a qualified specialist.

Night Breaker Performance familly

NIGHT BREAKER Families

Up to 200% more brightness for you*

Experience the road in a new light and benefit from the increased safety thanks to the newest NIGHT BREAKER families!

* Xenon (200%): Compared to minimum ECE R98 requirements

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