Eliminate Blinding Headlights

November 27, 2008

Eliminate Blinding Headlights
~James Dunn

Polarize the lens of automobile headlights in the vertical plane. Polarize automobile windshields in the horizontal plane. The light from the headlights will tend to lose polarization as rays hit objects like the roadways. The light directly from the headlights will mostly be reduced and the running lights will be the major source of lighted markers. So the headlights can have much higher outputs without hurting the eyes of drivers and passengers of on-coming traffic.

More of the area is illuminated which gives the drivers more time to react and clear objects potentially unseen because of headlight glare. Motorcycle face shields would have similar polarization as windshields; promoting the wearing of safety helmets.

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