SEMA eNews Vol. 16, No. 49, December 5, 2013

Ohio Committee Adopts SEMA Amendment to Headlamps Bill

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

In a unanimous vote, the Senate Transportation Committee approved legislation that originally required headlights on motor vehicles to display a “white light” without defining the term. A SEMA amendment that was included in the bill now conforms the legislation to U.S. Department of Transportation standards regarding headlamp color, which all headlamps destined for on-road use must comply. 

The bill now moves to the Senate floor for a vote by all members. Under the federal standards, it is possible to design a headlamp that can be perceived as having a blue tint but which nevertheless remains within the federal boundaries that define "white." 

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