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I have placed a deposit for a GLC43 and wanted to clarify if the Active LED headlights were different than the Static LED headlights besides the obvious differences.

I understand the static lights aren't adaptive, don't have active highbeam assist, and dont have the LED cornering bulb, but in the delivery guides photos they look different. If anyone has any photos to help illustrate the differences that would be a great help to see the differences.
 

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Welcome Kvisani, not sure of the actual difference in the lights but if there is any chance you can order the intelligent light system go for it, they are brilliant and worth the extra.
I'm sure someone will be able to advise as to the difference.
 

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Hello,

I have placed a deposit for a GLC43 and wanted to clarify if the Active LED headlights were different than the Static LED headlights besides the obvious differences.

I understand the static lights aren't adaptive, don't have active highbeam assist, and dont have the LED cornering bulb, but in the delivery guides photos they look different. If anyone has any photos to help illustrate the differences that would be a great help to see the differences.
They look different because they are different ;) As you highlighted yourself they aren't adaptive (they don't shape the beam, don't put black boxes on oncoming traffic etc), don't do automatic high beam, aren't swivelling, aren't cornering....I'm not sure why you think they would be the same when they are so fundamentally different.

If you mainly drive within a build up Citi area then I'd question the benefit, however if you mainly are in non-urban environments then they are absolutely brilliant.
 

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are you in North America? because if you are, the best LED headlights are a "hybrid" between the standard ones and the awesome European ones. there is auto highbeam (funny, this was an option on North American cars in the 1950s and 1960s; "autronic eye"), they swivel, they corner. but they DO NOT do any shaping, black boxes, etc.
 
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The Intelligent Lighting is one of my favourite features on my GLC. It's the option I boast the most about.
They are like a perfect pair of....

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Hello,

I have placed a deposit for a GLC43 and wanted to clarify if the Active LED headlights were different than the Static LED headlights besides the obvious differences.

I understand the static lights aren't adaptive, don't have active highbeam assist, and dont have the LED cornering bulb, but in the delivery guides photos they look different. If anyone has any photos to help illustrate the differences that would be a great help to see the differences.
the Active LEDs have two bulbs and they swivel right and left based on steering angle. They also feature cornering light when turning at junctions
 

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are you in North America? because if you are, the best LED headlights are a "hybrid" between the standard ones and the awesome European ones. there is auto highbeam (funny, this was an option on North American cars in the 1950s and 1960s; "autronic eye"), they swivel, they corner. but they DO NOT do any shaping, black boxes, etc.
Good point - forgot that somehow these brilliant lights, these safety features are illegal in the USA....Shame that the regulations are so behind the times out there...
 

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Good point - forgot that somehow these brilliant lights, these safety features are illegal in the USA....Shame that the regulations are so behind the times out there...
yeah and whats makes it worse is that Canada just follows whatever the States do; instead of being independent like an intelligent person would.

we don't even get amber rear turn lights. they double the function into a brake+turn light segment. old out dated rules mandate a certain sq inches of light surface and says nothing about colour. this dates back to like the 1960s/70s muscle cars when they had crazy small lights.
 
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