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hey you! with the 55W HID's

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by lsocoee, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Dec 11, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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    mjp2

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    Picture above mostly posted for comic effect, but really it's a matter of courtesy. I could light up whole town and it would benefit my visibility tremendously but I'm not the only person on the road and have to consider how my action affect those around me.

    Yes, I can see better with all the lights on, but if all the drivers around me are blinded by glare or have to squint or avert their eyes then it makes for a far more dangerous situation than having dim headlights.

    Assuming reasonable height vehicles, the low beams should be aimed so that the top edge of the light pattern is 2 to 3 inches below the centerline of the headlamp at 25 feet. Tonight, go find a wall, measure the height of your headlights, put some masking tape on the wall, back up 25 feet, and start adjusting.

    The rest of the driving world will thank you.
     
  2. Dec 11, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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  3. Dec 11, 2009 at 12:21 PM
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    raskal311

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    I had an 18 wheeler hit his breaks, pull to the side flip me off as I passed then hocked me for blinding for the last 30 miles. I didn’t realize how bad my lights were aiming up after the TSB and 5100 until this happed; I adjusted them the very next day. I'm talking about stock lights with just a small lift.
     
  4. Dec 11, 2009 at 1:24 PM
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    lsocoee

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    What you should have done is slammed head on into his car to really teach him a lesson. That way, I can have two less high-beam drivers on the road.

    Seriously though, I flash my brights, but I won't keep them on. I'd like to think that having 1 blind driver and 1 asshole non-blind drive will prevent a wreck.
     
  5. Dec 11, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    Artiz

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    I just feel the same when I'm driving down a dark rural road. You can't see shit for the next 500 meters.

    Just imagine every next house's kids get outside and run down the road to catch up the ball, what a bloody mess these HIDs just created. :D
     
  6. Dec 12, 2009 at 10:42 PM
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    thats not because of your headlights....thats just A.I.S. Alabama Idiot Syndrome. at least 90% AL residents suffer long term. they are all over the T-Town area
     
  7. Dec 12, 2009 at 11:16 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    I've got HIDs(35W's). I dont get flashed from them though.
     
  8. May 7, 2011 at 1:54 AM
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    I;m sorry but my friends and I disagree with you... lol

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  9. May 7, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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