first generation Range Rover Sport has been given a facelift - or a tail-lift -
thanks to a revolutionary and robust new custom taillight. Specialist UK-based
automotive light manufacturer Glohh has announced the launch of its innovative
GL-3 Taillight, specifically designed for the popular first generation model of
the Range Rover Sport.
Designer Dr Faheem Rafiq said: “When production of one of the most popular and
iconic cars of our times ended, we wanted to give this modern-day classic a new
lease of life with a unique, unmistakable contemporary design,and bring
innovative and dynamic technology to its traditional taillights.”
the global industry for automotive lighting worth $19bn and predicted to grow
at 3.5pc annually, the market for automotive lighting - particularly LED units
- continues to develop rapidly. “By manufacturing the world’s first
fully-integrated LED taillight for the Range Rover Sport, we have innovatively
combined strong aesthetics with high performance and efficiency,” said Rafiq,
who established Glohh in 2011.
by fashion, nature and industrial architecture, a significant focus on elegant
but impactful design was a key driver for Glohh’s lead designer. In creating
the GL-3 taillights minimalistic, modern look he said: “The vision was always
to create a light that made a powerful statement, whilst ensuring a harmonious
fusion of geometry, optics and modernity to create a beautiful and balanced
main design features of the taillights are called ‘glowing elements’ – three
creatively-shaped optics illuminated by the power of LEDs. “Through the
‘glowing elements’, we wanted to create a distinctive, head-turning look, which
complemented the shape and contours of the Range Rover Sport whilst unleashing
the vehicle’s character – in just the same way that eyeliner emphasises the
eye,” explained Rafiq.
are proven to be extremely durable in automotive use given their innate shock
resistance, and undoubtedly superior quality. As such, they have become the
industry standard in the automotive industry for premium vehicles. Rafiq said:
“By employing LEDs as opposed to the more traditional ‘bulbs’, not only has the
latest in light technology come to benefit an outgoing model, it also ensures
better power efficiency and a longevity, which means the lights will outlast
the life of the vehicle.”
of the first generation Range Rover Sport at the company’s Solihull plant
ceased in May 2013 and more than 380,000 examples of the hugely popular
original model have been sold. With the GL-3 taillight offering sleek design,
sustainable efficiency and easy plug-and-play installation, Glohh’s striking
‘glowing elements’ look set to become an increasingly familiar sight for owners
wanting to revamp their Range Rover Sport in 2014.
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