It is said that the first car headlights are household lanterns. In 1887, when a driver lost his way in the dark wilderness, a farmer led him home with a lantern.
In 1898, the Columbia electric car used electricity for the headlights and taillights, so that the lights were born. The original headlights were not dimmable, so they were a little dazzling when driving, and in order to overcome this shortcoming, an additional photometric regulator was used. This headlight can be moved in the vertical direction, but the driver must get off the vehicle to move the fixture.
In 1925, the navigation company promoted the twin-wire bulb, and the adjustment of the high beam and low beam was controlled by a switch mounted on the steering column.
The use of turn signals is very interesting. In 1916, a man named C.H. Thomas in the United States put a battery bulb on his glove so that the driver could see his gesture when driving at night.
In 1938, the Buick car manufacturer provided the turn signal as an optional accessory, but it was only installed at the rear of the car.
After 1940, the front of the car was also equipped with a turn signal, and the signal switch has the function of adjusting at any time.
In 1906, for the first time in the world, a battery-powered electric light was used for illumination.
In 1909, the acetylene lamp was used as a dimming device for the first time.
In 1916, the United States used a running light.
In 1920, when the reverse gear was used, a reverse light was used.
In 1920, American car companies first installed interior lights.
In 1926, the headlight dimmer switch was moved from the steering wheel to the floor.
In 1938, the first closed light was used.
In 1988, American companies promoted electric lamp parabolic mirrors to headlights, sidelights, and taillights.