9 jul. 2024

I knew that European cars imported in the US needed custom headlights to comply with local regs until the late 1980s, but I never knew the American standard was for the entire headlamp to be sealed — the whole thing *being* a big, expensive lightbulb instead of *containing* a bulb 😵

"With only two round and two rectangular lamp sizes allowed [the latter starting in the 1970s], the sealed-beam headlamp mandate greatly restricted styling possibilities for automobiles” 🙃

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