Technology & Products / 04.06.2013

New Citroën C4 Picasso: "Made by HELLA" tail lights impress with their innovative light profile

For the first time, an optical system with mirrors has been used to infinitely reflect the light emitted by the two functions of LED brake light/LED lamp, creating a 3D effect


Lippstadt, 04. June 2013. At the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show, vehicle manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroën presented Technospace, a concept that heralds the new Citroën C4 Picasso. For the tail lights of the compact five-door MPV, the French manufacturer has chosen to use innovative HELLA lighting technology. The design of the hybrid technology tail lights (LED/conventional bulb) clearly stands out on the market: this unprecedented light profile innovates with its double 3D-effect modules.

The tail lights' brake light/lamp functions, available as an optional feature, take the form of two 3D modules, each with 15 light-emitting diodes (LEDs). A thick-walled optic, teamed with one semi-transparent mirror that is set back slightly and another that is located at the front, create a 3D tunnel effect: when the light from the LEDs reaches the semi-transparent mirror at the front, it partially crosses it, whilst the residual light reaches the mirror that is set back a little and is immediately reflected. In this way, a 3D tunnel effect is created, despite the low geometrical depth of the tail lights. Other signaling functions are realized using conventional lighting technology. A basic version is also available with filament bulbs only.

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