LTO sheds new light on motorcycle illumination

LTO sheds new light on motorcycle illumination image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: | posted April 11, 2016 16:26

Motorbikes now allowed to use LED and HID with certain parameters

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has issued a new memo specifying the kind of lamps that can be used by motorcycles and even the proper color so as to keep it coordinated with the country’s driving population.

According to the memorandum released on April 7, 2016, the use of light-emitting diode (LED) and high-intensity discharge (HID) by motorcycles will be allowed but only if it abides by certain parameters.

“Use of LED or HID lights/lamps is allowed as long as it adheres to the (office’s) parameters,” the memorandum stated.

Headlamps should emit light that is white or yellowish in color and must have the capability to be directed forward. Motorcycle headlamps must not have a blinker mode.

Motorcycle taillamps must only be red in color and must also not have a blinker mode.

Signal lights should be yellow, amber or orange only.

Owners may add accessory lighting such as parking lamps, fog lamps, number plate lights and auxiliary headlamps as long as it strictly adheres to the requirements stated in the memo.