Why HID headlights bother older drivers

  • Published: British Journal of Opthalmology, 2003 (87) 113-117
  • Authors: Mainster and Timberlake
  • Date Added: 25 Jan 2014
  • Last Update: 25 Jan 2014
  • Format: pdf


To offer a perspective on the topic via a review of published material


Review article

Key Findings:

  • Brightness rather than blueness is the primary reason for the visual problems that HID headlights can cause for older drivers who confront them.


HID headlights, older drivers, glare


An interesting perspective. It would be interesting to see whether the safety benefits offered by the greater illumination outweigh the safety costs caused through glare.

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