Matrix or not matrix

Dandu

Registered User
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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terminator x

Registered User
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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Daggerit

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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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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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Daggerit

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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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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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Dandu

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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.
 

Mr Olympik

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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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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.
 

psychopomp1

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The matrix lights have 3 distinct squares extra compared to the normal Audi led
^^This.

A matrix light:



A non-matrix light:



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