This paper was presented to the 14th annual conference of the Ergonomics Society of Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide, 1977. The use of dipped headlights in well-lit streets gives little or no help to the driver, and in some circumstances may cause glare which could inconvenience other road users. The concept of a "town light", having an intensity between that of parking lights and dipped headlights but having an area similar to that of the normal headlamp, has been formulated. The glare will be reduced but the light should still be a conspicuous marker of the moving vehicle. The Transport and Road Research Laboratory in the U.K. Has developed and is carrying out tests on an automatic variable intensity town light called lilac (low intensity large area city light). Their system is explained and discussed. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of New South Wales

    Gate 9, High Street
    Kensington, New South Wales  Australia  2052
  • Authors:
    • HALL, R R
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184476
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM