: Headlights on Premium



drjdan
12-03-10, 12:31 AM
I read in the manual how the headlights to special things on highway and on city streets. Is this special things the same as auto dimming? My STS does not have special headlights, but it does auto dim when car is comming on highway.

TheCaptain
12-04-10, 12:36 PM
No, the Premium levels have Adaptive Forward Lighting. There is no auto dim feature on the SRX.

drjdan
12-04-10, 08:44 PM
Does Adaptive Forward Lighting change the beam when it sees a car comming so you will not have to dim? If not what does it do you you?

stevec5375
12-04-10, 08:53 PM
Does Adaptive Forward Lighting change the beam when it sees a car comming so you will not have to dim? If not what does it do you you?

It does not dim the lights at all. This was "lifted" from page 5-3 of the manual:

Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL)
For vehicles with Xenon headlamps,
the Adaptive Forward Lighting
System (AFL) adjusts the
headlamps to provide greater road
illumination in various driving
conditions.
To enable AFL, set the exterior lamp
control to the AUTO position.
Moving the control out of the AUTO
position will deactivate the system.
AFL will operate when the vehicle
speed is greater than 3 km/h
(2 mph). AFL will not operate when
the transmission is in R (Reverse).
AFL is not immediately operable
after starting the vehicle; driving a
short distance is required to
calibrate the AFL. See Exterior
Lamp Controls on page 5‑1.

Curve Lighting
The Xenon light beam pivots based
on the steering wheel position and
vehicle speed of at least 10 km/h
(6 mph). The headlamps shine at an
angle of up to 15 degrees to the
right or left of the direction of travel.

Motorway Lighting
If the vehicle is traveling straight
continuously at high speeds, the
light beam automatically raises
slightly to increase the headlamp
range.

City Lighting
If the vehicle speed is less than
50 km/h (31 mph), the headlamp
range is automatically reduced.

TheCaptain
12-04-10, 09:08 PM
Thanks for posting that up Steve. I wasn't on a pc that i downloaded the manual too. =D

drjdan
12-04-10, 11:18 PM
Thank you. Do you see a real benefit from the lighting system in acutal use?

TheCaptain
12-05-10, 04:06 PM
Heck yes, it doesn't piss people off while driving in the city/town, and out on the highway i barely have to switch to highs because the lows kick up higher on the highway. :D