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Matrix or not matrix

Dandu Jul 25, 2020

  1. Dandu

    Dandu New Member

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    Hello,

    I`m a bit confused i can't not see the difference between matrix head lights and non matrix head lights.
    I wanna buy a used car and i`m not good at distinguish them.
    Are these Matrix ?

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    Thank you!
     
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  3. terminator x

    terminator x Well-Known Member

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    On my car with matrix you could see 9 or so separate "finger prints" on the glass of the headlight. Afaik that is the separate light elements that turn off and on to avoid blinding people etc.

    TX.

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  4. Daggerit

    Daggerit Well-Known Member

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    I could be wrong but I think all matrix lights came with washers, so that would indicate they’re not matrix versions.

    EDIT: They may actually have changed that... The two distinct inner ‘reflectors’ are the high beams and I think the normal versions have just one large reflector. Meaning I now think they might be matrix headlights. Lol.

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  5. Mr Olympik

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    Due to homogenisation of all head lamps they all look the same... lots of testing involved for each different design.

    Like mentioned before, look for the 9 cells inside. Also, only matrix led headlights have dynamic indicators in the front


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  6. Daggerit

    Daggerit Well-Known Member

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    That too, I was assuming he didn’t have access to the car to test though. If you can get hold of it, that’s the smoking gun.


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  7. Dandu

    Dandu New Member

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    Thank you a lot for the answers ! I can not test the car :( .
    So if i see 9 cells inside are matrix.
     
  8. HMG1K

    HMG1K Active Member

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    Or just ask if the car has dynamic front indicators!
     
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  9. Mr Olympik

    Mr Olympik Member

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    Thing is though. If it had them it would be advertised as it’s a sought after and expensive option.


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  10. smog c6

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    I’ve got them. The matrix lights have 3 distinct squares extra compared to the normal Audi led lights. Have a look on autotrader and look at the more expensive cars and you should be able to distinguish them it’s very obvious.

    If you drive after sunset and you live in a rural area then it’s a must have, just makes driving at night so much better.

    the lights are also brighter than the standard LED lights, I’ve tested them compared to a non matrix lights, I’ve read somewhere the headlights use 30w instead of 20w on normal LEDs.
     
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  11. psychopomp1

    psychopomp1 Active Member

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    ^^This.

    A matrix light:

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    A non-matrix light:

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    Very very easy to tell the difference in real life, however the OPs photos aren't very clear.
     
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  13. Dandu

    Dandu New Member

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    Thank you a lot, know im an expert in audi lights :))
     

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