VEHICLE HEADLAMPS – COMPONENTS: BASIC PRINCIPLES Housing,Lamp housing The housing of the headlamp has the following tasks: Carrier of all headlamp components (cable, reflector, etc.) Fixing to the vehicle body Protection against exterior influences (humidity, heat, etc.) Thermoplastics are used as housing material.
The major functional aim of the reflector is to capture the greatest possible share of the luminous flux radiated by the bulb and to direct this towards the road. There are various different reflector systems available to enable headlamp designers to meet this requirement as effectively as possible.