Motor Vehicles: Lighting

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 16 January 2023.

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Photo of Stephen Farry Stephen Farry Alliance, North Down

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential impact of the brightness of modern LED vehicle headlights on people who have vision difficulties including incipient cataracts.

Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

No specific assessment has been carried out of the potential impact of the brightness of LED headlights on people with vision difficulties including incipient cataracts. However, 2018 research into emerging risks concluded overall that there is no direct adverse health effects from LED emission in normal use. Furthermore, LED headlights are subject to the same detailed requirements as other lighting technologies which include, limits on light intensity to control brightness and regulated beam patterns to minimise the occurrence of glare.

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