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Headlight Beam Testers

Concept Garage Equipment specialises in Headlight Beam Testers for MOT Bays. Each piece of MOT Equipment is selected, supplied and installed to meet the needs of your MOT Bay, to get your MOT business earnings from the garage equipment as soon as possible. To discuss your MOT bay or Headlight Beam Tester requirements call us today on 0113 469 0572.

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Headlight beam testers are specialized instruments used by vehicle headlights and taillights manufacturers, as well as by garages during MOT tests, to test the intensity, quality and angle of the light produced by vehicle headlights.

They are also used to test the shape, size, and colour of the light produced by the headlights and taillights, which is useful for product design and for making sure that the lighting output is uniform and does not cause glare. Headlight beam testers have become a standard industry instrument, with many vehicle manufacturers requiring their suppliers to use them when testing the headlights and taillights, as well as these being a necessity to any MOT Bay, as correct headlight adjustment is part of the UK MOT test.

Headlight Beam Testers work by projecting a beam of light into a headlight testing chamber. The headlight testing chamber is a box-like device that allows you to adjust the angle of the headlamp beam without affecting its output

The pattern of light is projected at a specific angle, which is measured by the headlight beam tester. The headlight beam tester will then measure the angle of the projected pattern of light, which is measured in either degrees or radians.

In March 2021, the DVSA issued a special notice: MOT special notice 01-21: headlamp conversions. This detailed changes to MOT testing rules for headlight conversions using high-intensity discharge (HID) or light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs.

This notice states that Class 1 and 2 motorcycles must not be failed for the defect ‘Light source and lamp not compatible’. Headlamps must comply with all other requirements of the test and headlamp aim. For class 3,4,5 and 7 vehicles, the defect ‘Light source and lamp not compatible’ only applies to vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1986. Should a vehicle be presented for an MOT test with conversions before 1 April 1986 they must not be failed with immediate effect. Vehicles presented with converted halogen headlamp units first used on or after 1 April 1986 will continue to be failed. Headlamps must comply with all other requirements of the test and headlamp aim.