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Old 05-20-2018, 09:14 AM
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The new trend to LED headlights are terrible. The light is so focused into a beam, that they are very bright, even on low. I've flashed a number of cars only to get blinded worse when they do turn on the high beams.

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Old 05-20-2018, 10:06 AM
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Lets give them the benefit of doubt... maybe they are frantically searching the apple or google store for a free bluetooth headlight dimming alert app.

Some people are attached to their phones that much that they can't seem to do anything without them!
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Old 05-20-2018, 11:48 AM
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Old 05-20-2018, 11:59 AM
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The new trend to LED headlights are terrible. The light is so focused into a beam, that they are very bright, even on low. I've flashed a number of cars only to get blinded worse when they do turn on the high beams.
Another reason why I just don't flash. I don't honk either, for a good reason.

I know of no law regulating max output. I know of no law making improper aim or failure to dim illegal even if it causes wrecks and deaths. So since a loophole exists, I want to make a car with low beams so bright and so pointed at oncoming driver faces that everyone HAS to think I MUST have by brights on. So that they flash me and I can switch on an additional pair twice that bright then not turn them off. Ones you could fuse metal with, given a magnifying glass or projector lens. Enough to soften a spot on windshield glass at a long stoplight. Zero cares what happens because of it. I think aircraft or lighthouse technology may come into play. So we can get a death count rolling on the subject for lawmakers to notice. Note to the OEs: Headlights are bright enough. Move on, man!
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I drive my 6V 1950 plymouth all the time at night, or coming back after dark at least.. It is the one case where I actually use hi beam, and actually I leave them on high even with oncoming traffic, since they are as dim as a modern low beam. Otherwise I never use high beams
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This headlight thing is the primary reason I do not drive at night anymore. I used to love to cruze on a summer night but no more.

Like what was said previous is that the factory headlights when approaching you are so bright it washes out your vision so you can't see anyway. I really abhor these aftermarket lights that are bright white/blue and vaporize small animals at 200 ft and can be seen all the way to Pluto!!! You can't look away and save your vision or watch the fog stripe, because the light is so bright and focused on you!

These ultra high power headlight should be banned! Yeah it is nice to drive like it was bright sunny day but I have to think of the person that is approaching me. It is a double edged sword more or less. I guess I am really of the past times. I actually try and think of the other persons feelings and safety instead of yakking on my cellular phone with my newly installed vaporizer headlights. I spend very little time in my life thinking ME ME ME to hell with the other guy.
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Old 05-20-2018, 01:52 PM
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I drive my 6V 1950 plymouth all the time at night, or coming back after dark at least.. It is the one case where I actually use hi beam, and actually I leave them on high even with oncoming traffic, since they are as dim as a modern low beam. Otherwise I never use high beams
I would do that but theres actually four lights which is a dead giveaway that I have my brights on. Instantly get flashed. I think four seperate lamps is best because hi can be aimed seperately from lo. Distance of filament to reflector changes a tiny amount with single lamps but thats it.

My 99 GP has the craptastic yellow plastic composites made by Comeonman. Once the chrome inside dulls, they are only useful as marker lamps. Like having candles. But others can see you. So I went for it a couple years back and just ran brights full time. Took a couple months for someone to flash me but then I quit. Got new now but they fall way short. Had to do some funny business in the relay box to get fogs to work with brights, too. Fogs are way brighter than the headlights.
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Old 05-20-2018, 02:11 PM
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This headlight thing is the primary reason I do not drive at night anymore. I used to love to cruze on a summer night but no more.

Like what was said previous is that the factory headlights when approaching you are so bright it washes out your vision so you can't see anyway. I really abhor these aftermarket lights that are bright white/blue and vaporize small animals at 200 ft and can be seen all the way to Pluto!!! You can't look away and save your vision or watch the fog stripe, because the light is so bright and focused on you!

These ultra high power headlight should be banned! Yeah it is nice to drive like it was bright sunny day but I have to think of the person that is approaching me. It is a double edged sword more or less. I guess I am really of the past times. I actually try and think of the other persons feelings and safety instead of yakking on my cellular phone with my newly installed vaporizer headlights. I spend very little time in my life thinking ME ME ME to hell with the other guy.
I have a 36" fresnel lens from a projection TV and have often wondered if I could use it to fuse some soup cans together using a late model DRL as the energy source.

There is a new intersection near home with all sides angled to perfectly position projector lamps on the eyes across the intersection. I cover my eyes with a hand and peek at the traffic light between fingers, its absolutely insane...

unless you drive an SUV. This may be the root of the problem... roads, intersection approach angles, traffic control device sensors, and standard traffic etiquitte have all been modified to accomodate high profile vehicles. Only. The fact is that nobody's headlights should aim into anyone's passenger compartment. Infrastructure your way around that one!

The fresnel lens thing reminds me... my bro once had a few dozen extra peizo tweeters sans horn. He created about a two foot square flat panel made of tweeters. It was nonsensical until he pointed it directly at you. Then you went "Ow!" and turned away. It didn't have to be loud to be felt on the eardrums. How handy would that be at a stoplight where everyone is enjoying having their fillings loosened by gangster rap in a language from another continent flowing from the donk in the next lane?
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My brother in law works at a truck parts supply company. He has a great sense of humour. He's installed in his standard every day driver car, bright spot lights and also a truck horn that sounds like a train horn. He has a compressor under the bonnet. He gets a kick out of blinding cars that flash him. Also likes to blast the horn at people in car parks etc.

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A friend of my cousin used to drive a jeep that he had a few 'extra' lights on. He had some of those "KC Daylighter" lights lined up across his bumper and across his roll bar. I don't know how many, but it was BRIGHT. He would run around with his high beams on, and when he got flashed, he would unleash all of that KC daylighter fury on the poor souls in the oncoming lane. He was kind of a jerk, even before that, I think. Seems like he had to install a 2nd battery and 2nd alternator to run them all at once. Been a long time... about 30 years, give or take, so the details are a bit fuzzy.
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Old 05-21-2018, 10:25 AM
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I like the car but those wheels, yuck!

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I like the car but those wheels, yuck!

Ya them wheels are definitely a no no on that car.
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My neighbour told me he saw a rare falcon in the local park, I went and had a look.

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Someone braved the whomping tree to steal the rear wheels and brakes...
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