Design & Technology / Product

All-new Optima’s Lamp system for enhanced safety and design November 12th, 2010

We applied diverse new lamp technologies to complete the progressive, sporty look of the Optima and enhance safety during night driving. In particular, even if there are other cars that feature 4-lamp projection headlamps or LED-type fog lamps, rarely do they boast such comprehensive safety and design features like those on the Optima.

The 4-lamp HID projection headlamp and static bending light are new lamp technologies that eliminate blind spots for a driver. The 4-lamp projection HID headlamps project light from two high and low beams to raise visibility and convey a luxurious look.

The Optima is the first Kia model to feature static bending light. It is a technology that provides illumination for previous blind spots when making turns for greater visibility.

When the vehicle is moving (not in reverse gear) and the steering wheel is turned to either the left or right at an angle of more than 25 degrees (range of 25-35 degrees depending on driving speed), the right/left static bending lights turn on and provide illumination for blind spots. By projecting light in the direction of the driver’s vision and the steering wheel, it allows the driver to quickly detect pedestrians or obstacles that may be in the front and side blind spots.

In addition, we added LED-type daytime running lights above the front fog lamps to improve the conspicuity of the vehicle during daylight conditions and also serve as position lights during the nighttime or in rainy and foggy conditions. Another bonus is that it adds to the strong and individual image of the Optima.

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  • jtz

    Wow, an image display the a car in the cluster wasn’t good enough and you guys went and gave the car pupils!!!

  • jtz

    Correction: Wow, an image display of the car in the cluster wasn’t good enough and you guys went and gave the car pupils!!!

  • Francis Attard

    Dear Sir, I have a Kia Magentis which I like to drive.There are 2problems with that car which are high fuel consumption and the dim light in the night do not show you the road driving.
    The new Optima is really nice,but I do not know if it is coming to Malta.
    Many thanks, Francis.

  • Alain Paquette

    When the led arrive in canada market

     
    In addition, we added LED-type daytime running lights above the front fog lamps to improve the conspicuity of the vehicle during daylight conditions and also serve as position lights during the nighttime or iiny and foggy conditions. Another bonus is that it adds to the strong and individual image of the Optima.

  • azlan

     hi kia, any news on new headlamp for Kia Forte?
    I dislike current headlamp as it looks outdated. Headlamp above looks way better.
    Still consider to buy new Forte but that current headlamp makes me think twice. Cant change aftermarket headlamp either as my country banned it. Waiting for OEM though..

  • Vt04boys

    hi, what do the 4 white patches next to the low beam do?  just for visuals?

  • Hello Vt94boys, we’ve shared your question with a department in charge and they said that the four white patches are part of the overall visual design accentuating Optima’s forward-looking stance. Hope this helps and thank you for your interest in Optima!

  • Vt04boys

    hi, thanks..

    but in this photos, the 4 batches seem to  light up with the turn signal.

    how is this done?

    can it be retrofitted as an additional turn signal ?

    I own a 2010 Optima k5.

  • Hello, Vt04boys. The image you see is a picuture without any lights on. However, in North America it’s a law for the lights to turn on, so the sidelights you see have an amber color.

  • Jack11dub

    how can i install thoughts lights so they will work on us  optima
    please info will be helpfull

  • Lance

    Where are these headlights available in Canada. Can you get a conversion kit for a 2012 Optima?