Publication detail

Comparison of Halogen and Xenon Headlamps in Terms of Pedestrians’ Visibility

BRADÁČ, A. SEMELA, M. BILÍK, M. KLEDUS, R. SUMEC, S. ŠKODA, J.

Original Title

Comparison of Halogen and Xenon Headlamps in Terms of Pedestrians’ Visibility

English Title

Comparison of Halogen and Xenon Headlamps in Terms of Pedestrians’ Visibility

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

This case study presents a comparison of visibility and recognisability (discernibility) of objects – pedestrians – on the road in rural areas at night on encounter with low beam headlights fitted with halogen lights and xenon (high-intensity discharge) lights in one and the same vehicle model. The study was inspired by the results of dynamic measuring of the reactions of vehicle drivers to the presence of pedestrians on the right side of the roadway, where the results indicated subsequent reactions of drivers driving a vehicle fitted with xenon discharge lights. The study is therefore concluded with a static comparison that confirms the factual findings.

English abstract

This case study presents a comparison of visibility and recognisability (discernibility) of objects – pedestrians – on the road in rural areas at night on encounter with low beam headlights fitted with halogen lights and xenon (high-intensity discharge) lights in one and the same vehicle model. The study was inspired by the results of dynamic measuring of the reactions of vehicle drivers to the presence of pedestrians on the right side of the roadway, where the results indicated subsequent reactions of drivers driving a vehicle fitted with xenon discharge lights. The study is therefore concluded with a static comparison that confirms the factual findings.

Keywords

traffic accident, visibility, recognisability, lighting, xenon, halogen

RIV year

2015

Released

08.09.2015

Publisher

Brno University of Technology

Location

Brno, Czech Republic

ISBN

978-80-214-5244-2

Book

Proceedings of the 21st International Conference LIGHT SVĚTLO 2015

Edition

first

Edition number

1

Pages from

133

Pages to

137

Pages count

5

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT117180,
  author="Albert {Bradáč} and Marek {Semela} and Martin {Bilík} and Robert {Kledus} and Stanislav {Sumec} and Jan {Škoda}",
  title="Comparison of Halogen and Xenon Headlamps in Terms of Pedestrians’ Visibility",
  annote="This case study presents a comparison of visibility and recognisability (discernibility) of objects – pedestrians – on the road in rural areas at night on encounter with low beam headlights fitted with halogen lights and xenon (high-intensity discharge) lights in one and the same vehicle model. The study was inspired by the results of dynamic measuring of the reactions of vehicle drivers to the presence of pedestrians on the right side of the roadway, where the results indicated subsequent reactions of drivers driving a vehicle fitted with xenon discharge lights. The study is therefore concluded with a static comparison that confirms the factual findings.",
  address="Brno University of Technology",
  booktitle="Proceedings of the 21st International Conference LIGHT SVĚTLO 2015",
  chapter="117180",
  edition="first",
  howpublished="electronic, physical medium",
  institution="Brno University of Technology",
  year="2015",
  month="september",
  pages="133--137",
  publisher="Brno University of Technology",
  type="conference paper"
}