Recommendations of the SAE Task Force on Headlamp Mounting Height

Standard:
Revised:
  • 2010-04-21
 
Publisher:
  • SAE International
Pages:
8
Scope:

The Society of Automotive Engineers task force on headlamp mounting height has considered the ramificaitons of reducing the maximum mounting height of headlamps on highway vehicles. The task force has concluded that it is the best interest of the driving public to make a significant reduction in the recommended maximum height at which headlamps, particularly lower beam headlamps, may be mounted. Heights as low as 36 to 40 in (0.9 to 1.0 m) have been considered. New tractor vehicles are in fact being designed with headlamps mounted in this range. Further recommendations were withheld in anticipation of tests to demonstrate the effect of mounting height on the legibility of certain overhead signs.

Rationale:

No changes needed on this document. It's strictly an information report

History:
Standard Published Revision Status
J2338_201102 2011-02-24 Latest Stabilized
2010-04-21 Historical Revised
1996-10-01 Historical Issued
AKA:
  • SAE J 2338
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