Cadillac XTS lighting system reflects LED advances
Share this article
New techniques in lighting design are adding to the dramatic presence of luxury cars, while also providing real-world functional benefits. The all-new 2013 Cadillac XTS luxury sedan contains more than 20 separate light sources that 'greet' the driver in a carefully choreographed sequence when the key fob is pressed. The new XTS, launching in the second quarter, includes LEDs embedded in the door handles, Cadillac-signature vertical LEDs in the headlights and taillights and ambient lighting in and around the car’s perimeter. In addition to extending the car’s design signature, the lighting provides convenience and helps provide additional security to drivers in parking lots at night. Cadillac designers took advantage of consistent advances in LED technology to use lighting to convey drama and space alongside functional benefits.