Valeo Visible Branding for PSA and Opel lamps: The delight is in the details.
When you first look at a well-made car, you’re likely taking in the whole of it at once - the lines, the colours, the proportions; you’re registering the feeling that the car evokes in you. Then, on second glance, come the details; the logo, the grille, the headlights, the tyres. And then, for the experts and true aficionados, come the details within the details: The little signs of care and craftsmanship that confirm the feeling that the designers gave this car their all, that the car didn’t just roll off some anonymous assembly line, but that it has an identity - a personality well worth getting to know.
One such game-changing detail now resides in the headlamps and rear lamps of many models of Peugeot, Citroën, DS and Opel vehicles. And whether they employ halogen or L.E.D. technology, these graceful, state-of-the art lighting units are subtly yet unmistakably inscribed with the vehicle manufacturers’ name in brand font, adding the kind of attention to detail which brings yet another layer of cohesion and confidence to the visual whole.
These sleek, powerful and reliable branded lamps are conceived and manufactured by Valeo, and we at Valeo are pleased to announce that these Original Equipment parts are now directly available to aftermarket distributors
Valeo and PSA Group and Opel: A partnership in quality
The old slogan “accept no imitations” does not apply here, as there are none - Valeo is the Original Equipment manufacturer of visible car manufacturer branded automotive lighting for the PSA Group and Opel. Created by Valeo at the request of the manufacturer, the current range of branded lamp references are the result of a licensing partnership between Valeo and the PSA Group, entrusting to Valeo the names of its world-renowned brands such as Peugeot, Citroën, DS and Opel.
Part references to date include headlamps and rear lamps for the following models:
- Peugeot 208
- Peugeot 508
- Peugeot 3008
- Peugeot 5008
- Citroën C3
- Citroën C3 Aircross
- Citroën C4 Cactus
- DS Crossback
And, more recently, the Opel Mokka and the Opel Corsa, two cars now featuring our Matrix Beam L.E.D. technology; a high-tech high-beam that can be used for longer periods of time without inconveniencing oncoming drivers. As of right now, there are already 56 lamp references available, with 123 more references coming to market by the end of 2022.
A history of headlamp innovation
At Valeo, we’re always looking for new ways to continue to earn our reputation for innovation and excellence,* but headlamps, specifically, are in our DNA. We’re not just a proven innovator in energy-efficient LED technology - Our journey with halogen lamps goes all the way back to the developmental days of the iconic 1960’s Cibié headlamps, Cibié having since become an integral part of the Valeo group.**
Today, with over 2,500 part references on offer in our aftermarket portfolio, Valeo remains at the vanguard of the world’s leading visibility and lighting system specialists.
For a closer look at our lighting solutions, feel free to check out the following::
* For example: Valeo’s smart lighting solution won the 2019 R&D Innovation Awards for Franco-Chinese Teams, at an event chaired by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). Valeo’s innovative PictureBeam™ Monolithic LED technology won 1st Prize in the 2020 CLEPA Awards for Safety.
For more information about Valeo’s non-stop drive to innovate and commitment to excellence, please see the following:
** The Cibié-invented halogen headlamp made its debut at the 1969 “24 Hours of Le Mans”. For more information on this and other Valeo headlamp facts, click on the following link: https://th.valeoservice.com/en-th/passenger-car/lighting-systems/headlamps