Light Gouging...

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  1. ForistellFord

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    Yeah - be careful where you park one of them - you might find them missing.
     
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    Interesting article about headlight grades. I find modern headlights dazing and way too bright when they are coming towards you.
     
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    TD--would you say that too-bright headlamps are mostly from misadjusted units and/or because the vehicle is modified from stock?
     
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    Yeah, and those self-leveling lamps on some cars are really annoying as they approach you on a bumpy road. Un-needed tech...
     
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    Step right up folks and witness the miracle of modern science!
    The AMAZING LED!
    Why these things will run for 6-8 years without needing replaced and cost less than 1000% the cost of one of those antique halogen lamps!
     
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    Nah, you need to pop the hood to get to the fasteners in all cases, and in most remove the front bumper cover.

    They won't get a Good rating if they blind oncoming traffic. That is the test scenario where 90% of the lamps fail.

    Too bright? Many they left their brights on? There is a limit to vertical adjustment on current cars, per Federal rules (however, usually it's just a plastic cap over the screw).

    Sigh. As expected. Someone with absolutely zero knowledge of current headlamp requirements and technology, spouting off like an old curmudgeon. Spark up your candle, sister, and light it up!!!

    Mercedes brought out a Maybach with this tech on it a few months ago. In addition to it being the most amazing car I've ever sat in, it's headlights are phenomenal, and sorry Rubby, the future.

     
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    You know better than that Sean.
    I have replaced more failed LEDs than the total number of lamps you have installed in your lifetime.
    LEDs are, in most applications, an idea so good that people have to be forced into going along with it.
     
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    Well, if you say so, I guess I do know better than that. I mean, you are the master. Wow, you've installed more failed LED's than I've installed!!! I'd pat you on the back but you are too busy doing it yourself. Bravo!!!
     
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    Some people think kerosene lamps on the fenders were better (ahem, he's posting on this thread).
     
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    You have to admit that the battery life is better than that of an incandescent...or even the power-mising LED
     
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    How many lux is one candlepower? I'm going to find a Model T and ask that we test it.
     
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    Back to the acetylene headlamps. Car hits a bump, lights get brighter, I guess to let oncoming traffic know there's a bump. The old ways are the best ways.

    As far as theft of HID units, I know of 2 cases, both back around 2006 when they were new optional equipment on some makes. Dunno about lately.
     
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    So I'd need 450 candles to get the same output as a 40 watt bulb? Seems inefficient, but it's got to be better than a super wasteful, and short-lived, LED light.
     
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    yah but cher battery won't go dead if you forget and leave them on...
     
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    Here is the off switch.
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    Even Google gets their stuff from somewhere, and in this case it was you. Bravo. An asset to this forum!!!!
     
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    What is that? Some kinda weird sex toy for tiny people?
     
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    I think it is used by people who are into smoke enemas.
     
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    Really? If you don't know that, you've never had a fireplace.
     
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