HIGH BEAM INTENSITY AND OBSTACLE VISIBILITY

Visibility distances to obstacles on the right hand side of a straight two-lane road have been obtained. In high beam with opposing high beam of about the same intensity there are no significant differences in the visibility distance as a function of high beam intensity over about 50000 cd. In high beam with opposing high beam of intensity about three times as large or more there is a large loss in visibility distance (>35%) compared with the situation above. The optimum distance for switching from high to low beam varied between 250M and 400M when the two opposing vehicles had about the same high beam intensity. In high beam without opposing glare there is very little gain in visibility in relation to the amount of increase of intensity above 50000 cd. (A) /TRRL/

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    Illuminating Engineering Society

    York House, 199 Westminster Bridge Road
    London SE1 7UN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Helmers, G
    • Rumar, K
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00127779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1975 12:00AM