Not sure about that, but there is concern about LED lights that ANSI is talking about safety classifications like lasers have.
Well darn. I guess we all have to stop riding on roads at night since I doubt that any bicycle lights are DOT/SAE approved. Bummer.mtb_robs-x said:MS lights don't have any DOT / SAE approval, as such they would be strictly offroad
for most parts it's about the reflector, what needs to be pointed downwards,
and has a wide spread, also, if you take a look, the headlights, you can't see the bulb directly, they have a litle cover/reflector, and the LED is bare, as such exeeds the brightness, for oncoming drivers.
most small LED's would be barely tollerable, with the bigger ones, you be asking for trouble, aka ticket, worse, if somebody gets into an accident, big dudoo.
seen one in boston, with a mega light, but had specia reflector, spot and center covered, and properly aimed, so far out of trouble,...
to get an idea, the big bang light, they had to redesign the reflector, and get also street approval,...
big bang is from Busch & Müller
looks like 3000 lumen, not sure
do have 2 in the works, one 12W and one 24W , but runs on 14.8V packs,
heatsinks are not small eather, so you'd need to change everything.