Mazda’s Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH) provide the ultimate in headlight technology, lighting up the road ahead as if it were daytime and allowing anybody to enjoy safe and stress-free driving at any time of day.
The system increases visibility at night to help drivers stay vigilant by combining three technologies: Glare-free High Beams which automatically dim part of the illuminated area to avoid dazzling other drivers, Wide-range Low Beams which light up a wider area at low speeds and Highway mode which helps you see further when travelling at speed.
Glare-free High Beams
Modern headlights produce high beams, which are most commonly used on dark roads at night, and low beams, which are necessary when passing oncoming vehicles. ALH’s high-beam headlights consist of an LED array divided into four blocks, each of which can be switched on and off independently. Using a windscreen-mounted camera to detect other vehicles’ headlights and tail lamps, the system temporarily dims individual LED blocks to control the area illumination and avoid dazzling other drivers. Glare-free High Beams provide the bright illumination and excellent visibility of traditional high-beams at all times, even when passing oncoming traffic. The system operates at speeds above 40 km/h.
Glare-free High Beams in action
Wide-range Low Beams
Wide-range low beams fitted to the side of each headlight illuminate a wider area than is possible with traditional low beams. Operating at speeds of up to 40 km/h, these new low beams improve visibility at night, particularly when passing through intersections.
Wide-range Low Beams in action
Adaptive LED Headlights automatically raise the axis of illumination when vehicle speed exceeds 95 km/h. This enhances visibility at a distance, helping drivers to recognize traffic signs and potential hazards earlier.
Highway Mode in action