Campaign against HID headlights

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Campaign against HID headlights

Postby Murray Walker » Wed 11 May, 2011 9:43 am

A row is developing among car enthusiasts and road users about the potential risks of super-bright headlights.

The headlamps - called HIDs and commonly referred to as bi-xenon - are much brighter than traditional headlights and are sold as a safety feature. But some road-users claim they are often dazzled by the lights, making pedestrians and cyclists difficult to see....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13143206

I have to agree with this. I have real problems being dazzled by these things and hate driving at night as a result.

Why are they needed anyway? The standard h4 halogen bulb has always shown me all I need to see and I haven't driven into anything at night in about 15 years of driving.
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Re: Campaign against HID headlights

Postby AlesiFan » Wed 11 May, 2011 5:25 pm

Murray Walker wrote:Why are they needed anyway? The standard h4 halogen bulb has always shown me all I need to see and I haven't driven into anything at night in about 15 years of driving.


I think the main purpose seems to be to highlight the fact you can afford an Audi. >?:PLO
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Re: Campaign against HID headlights

Postby Pepper » Fri 13 May, 2011 9:09 pm

Murray Walker wrote:
I have to agree with this. I have real problems being dazzled by these things and hate driving at night as a result.

Why are they needed anyway? The standard h4 halogen bulb has always shown me all I need to see and I haven't driven into anything at night in about 15 years of driving.


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