The Cadillac Escalade Platinum, to be launched this year, is the first sports utility vehicle (SUV) in the world to offer LED headlights as standard equipment.

The units are supplied by Hella and are fitted with Osram LEDs.

Seven 'Ostar' LEDs made by Osram Opto Semiconductors are used in each headlamp unit - five for low beam and two for high beam. The daytime running light is made possible by a dimmer that works on the low beam, eliminating the need for an extra light source. Each headlight also has a white position light and a yellow side marker light, also LED.

Osram said the headlamp LED was developed specifically for Hella.