There is a new hypothesis that the use of LED lights could potentially save lives and reduce the amount of serious and non-serious casualties on the roads. Researchers have studied many ways of improving the efficiency of the car and reducing the amount of car related fatalities. It is believed that car lights are a major issue when it comes to the amount of deaths that are currently on the roads which in effect means that it is imperative that they improve.
In 2010 there were 208,648 reported road casualties and 1,850 road related deaths - it was an improvement from 2009 yet still is not good enough. Researchers say that LED car lights could potentially save many lives as they would brighten up the roads and improve sight when driving in the dark or foggy conditions. The European Commission states that by making daytime driving lights compulsory it would prevent 2,000 road deaths in Europe.
It does not take a rocket scientist to realise that if you are unable to see properly then safety becomes a huge issue where it is imperative that a driver is careful. There is an argument that says having lights which are too bright could distract motorcyclists, cyclists and possibly even pedestrians. But the counter-argument is the fact that LED lights have the ability to reduce fatalities by a large amount thus giving us a lower risk of our own lives being lost or loved ones.
The daytime lights have already been fitted in the new Audis where the lights are turned round as soon as the engine is running - slowly making the roads a safer place to be. But, it has been said that it could take years to enforce LED lights onto the road as only 17% of new cars have them installed. At the moment these lights are available at a higher cost that your regular incandescent light thus making it difficult for car manufacturers to include them in their new designs; good news is this lighting source is becoming a lot more mainstream and cheaper to buy.
There are many benefits of the LED light and people do not recognise or have full knowledge of their ability. The obvious benefits are the fact that they can improve visibility thus preventing accidents on the roads and their brake lights could have a huge impact on this. Also, they can give cars a distinctive and modernised look which makes your car unique in comparison to others. It is no secret that energy saving is a huge issue within the economy and these lights are much more energy efficient that your regular incandescent lights as they use less fuel ergo reducing the amount of carbon dioxide your car is producing. Furthermore, they light up quicker and produce less heat than regular lighting and also last longer with up to an amazing 25,000 hours of life.
This specific type of light is becoming a lot more popular for people, not just in their cars, but around the home. Although they may seem expensive initially, in the long run it will be a lot more beneficial due to their energy saving ability and longer life - they are definitely a revolution when it comes to lighting.