The 2014 Chevy Impala is Here to Alleviate Those Dark Nights

November 2nd, 2013 by

HID Headlights

Tomorrow we will be adjusting the clocks again for Daylight Saving Time (provided that we can remember), and that means that people will be driving in the dark much more often. A lot of people have issues with visibility at night, or have a general fear of driving in it, and Chevy is aware of that. Never fear, the 2014 Chevrolet Impala is here to help make your night bright! If you fear your credit score too, perhaps a Buy Here Pay Here dealership is the solution. Two birds, one stone! Let’s take a closer look at how the 2014 Impala is going to help during those dark and dreary nights.

The Impala’s headlamps provide enhanced visibility that will help drivers avoid crashes after dark, which for most is the riskiest time of day. A study by the Federal Highway Administration actually said that the risk of fatality amongst drivers at night (that aren’t inebriated) is more than two times higher than in the daytime due to less visibility. It is definitely something that should be taken seriously!

In 2009, the Lighting Research Center at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute conducted a study that found that high-intensity discharge, or HID, headlights like the ones found on the new Impala help drivers see objects in the road sooner than other headlamps would. This means that there is a greater, and safer stopping distance. The Impala’s new headlamps are key as part of one of the most comprehensive collections of standard and available safety features in the segment. Therefore, the Impala received the highest possible 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.

All 2014 Impala models are going to be equipped with projector beam headlamp technology, which is a first for the redesigned flagship sedan. The LS and LT models will use halogen projectors, while the up-level LTZ uses HID bi-functional xenon projectors that offer crisper and brighter illumination. Both of these types of projector distribute light evenly across the front of the car, therefore providing a wider range of visibility than other headlamps. The headlamps on the Impala use curved reflectors and “prescription” lenses designed to project brighter light farther and with more directional accuracy. They also feature a light shield designed to reduce glare for oncoming traffic. Don’t be left in the dark when it comes to the 2014 Chevy Impala!