Innovative signature lighting on the 2013 Cadillac XTS

Lighting really is important on all vehicles, but, on luxury vehicles, it can make or break the look of the entire car. In the case of the upcoming all-new 2013 Cadillac XTS luxury sedan, the dramatic lighting truly reflects the inspiration that went into this car. The XTS’s more than 20 separate light sources “greet” the driver in a choreographed sequence that is timed to the fraction of a second when cued by various triggers, such as the key fob, the doors, and the ignition switch.

The new XTS includes signature Cadillac vertical LEDs in the headlights and taillights, LEDs embedded in the door handles, and ambient lighting in and around the car’s perimeter. Not only does this lighting extend the car’s design, but it also brightens the perimeter of the car providing added security in dark parking lots and making the car easier to locate. Inside the XTS, cooler blue lights accent the car’s instruments while warmer lights highlight the passenger areas.

Cadillac designers have taken advantage of advances in LED technology, using lighting that conveys drama and space alongside functional benefits. Inside the XTS, cooler blue lights accent the car’s instruments while warmer lights highlight the passenger areas.

“The new LED offerings now provide a new palette of color to bring more dramatic lighting effects that have never been available before,” said Christos Roustemis, Cadillac interior designer. "We sketched each phase of the process to carefully choreograph how every important area inside and outside of the vehicle would come up and fade back down, similar to a production crew lighting a theater stage.”

Check out the video and let us know what you think about Cadillac’s awesome new signature lighting in the comments below.


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  (415) posted on 06.28.2012

Needless to say, the lighting is not the only reason why this Cadillac becomes impressive and elegant. The whole package or the overall makes it fabulous.

  (317) posted on 06.6.2012

It’s an ingenious notion; from just the lighting, you can tell it’s Cadillac.

  (428) posted on 05.18.2012

Does XTS only have this lighting? It’s unfortunate that I don’t like this model’s specs much.

  (474) posted on 05.15.2012

I feel pleased knowing that Cadillac has something to boast about despite their bland styling. Well, the lighting truly is functional, and it will be XTS’s trademark forever.

  (427) posted on 04.24.2012

It’s like exquisitely crafted there. It has the distinctive figure, but the signature really will be a more popular trademark.

  (428) posted on 03.28.2012

The lighting surely made an impressive effect on the Cadillac XTS, but I’m pretty sure that its own elegant figure has contributed a lot to the result.

  (296) posted on 03.7.2012

They have improved on choosing only the best lighting for their cars. The demo looks inexplicably alluring, for sure, Cadillac had marked themselves on luxurious automotive enthusiasts’ tastes.

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