Originally Posted by rcbs204
So have any of you HID users have other drivers flash you for being to bright. I ask this because HID headlights were originally designed for use with focus beam head lamps. I am a little concerned that there would be a ton of glare from these lights. Any thoughts or user comments would be great.
I've been running mine for a couple of weeks now and no flashes. They're definitely brighter than stock, but the glare isn't as bad as you'd think. The design of the bulbs keeps the light bouncing off the top part of the housing, which then bounces towards the ground (opposite when you hit the high beams).
If I park my truck with the lights on and stand out 30 - 40 ft from the front, I can look right at the headlights, no problem. This simulates what an oncoming car might see. Now, if I squat down and put my eyes in the light pattern, well that's another story... super bright.
It also seems like the left (driver) headlight has a different reflector pattern as it's generally a softer dispersion than the right headlight. I've seen people on here say that has to do with not blinding oncoming traffic, which makes sense.
Now that I finally got my other foglight up and running with the HIDs, man, it's like daylight in front of my truck in the middle of the night. I'd argue this mod does more to affect your daily driving experience more than most anything else you can do to the truck. Especially for ~$250.