Efficacy of "Wipers On, Headlamps On" Legislation - An LRC study compared crash data in several U.S. states before and after "wipers on, headlamps on" laws were enacted.
LED Beacon Lights on Maintenance Trucks are Safe, Economical Alternative to Traditional Rotating Beacons - A recent study by the LRC has shown that LED beacon lights use less power without compromising safety.
Novel Crosswalk Lighting Improves Pedestrian Safety - Scientists at the LRC are helping to evaluate different crosswalk lighting systems in order to improve pedestrian safety. The LRC sought to find a lighting solution that illuminates the pedestrian but not the background in order to increase contrast and improve pedestrian visibility and detection.
Researchers Develop Method to Reduce Headlamp Glare and Maintain Maximum Roadway Visibility - Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center, through funding from NHTSA, have developed and demonstrated a method to reduce headlamp glare and maintain maximum visibility.
Mesopic Street Lighting Demonstration and Evaluation Final Report - LRC demonstrates replacing a high-pressure sodium (HPS) street lighting system using a white light source.
Driver Response to Peripheral Moving Targets Under Mesopic Light Levels - A study of drivers’ reaction times to moving targets under different nighttime lighting conditions.
Implementing the Unified System of Photometry in Driving Contexts - A study of drivers’ detection and response to simultaneous targets under different lighting conditions.
Examining Headlamp Glare for NHTSA - Four studies of automotive headlamp glare designed to help NHTSA develop appropriate regulations and ensure safer nighttime road travel.
Street Lighting Practices in U.S. - A survey of street lighting equipment and practices in the United States.
Assessing Headlamps and Glare - A field study that systematically examined headlamp intensity, color and size and effects on visibility and visual discomfort.