Nice Light - 2011 Hyundai Equus Signature Long-Term Road Test

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2011 Hyundai Equus Signature: Nice Light

May 03, 2011

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I noticed this evening that the Equus uses LED interior lights which are not only bright and efficient but also produce a pleasing color temperature inside the car. They're less yellow than traditional incandescent bulbs. Here you can see the even, white light they produce.

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Same thing here. These photos were shot at dusk relying largely on the interior lights to illuminate the Equus's interior so you can get a good sense for how even the lighting inside the car is from the LEDs alone.

These images are directly off the camera with no reworking of any kind. I shoot on auto white balance and (you'll have to trust me on this one) the images accurately duplicate the color balance inside the car.

This is a subtle detail, but one that I truly appreciate. Chrysler began using LED lights in certain models a few years back. However, in most of those cars, the light is focused in small areas -- too intense here and not present there. In the Equus, there's exactly the right amount of light, it's the right color and it's everywhere.

Win.

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor

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