SEMA eNews Vol. 16, No. 10, March 7, 2013

NHTSA Study Inconclusive on LED vs. Incandescent Stop Lamps

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has analyzed real-world crash data to determine if LED stop lamps and center high-mounted stop lamps are more beneficial than incandescent lamps at preventing rear-impact collisions. The data was inconclusive when considering other factors, such as vehicle redesign and a change to the rear-lighting configuration. The NHTSA will continue to review future crash data in case it provides more guidance on whether there is a measureable difference. 

View a copy of the report. For more information, contact Stuart Gosswein at stuartg@sema.org.

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