Are modern headlights too bright?

Are modern headlights too bright?

Poll: Are modern headlights too bright?

Total Members Polled: 712

Yes: 66%
No: 34%
Author
Discussion

Alucidnation

15,971 posts

135 months

Saturday 12th November 2016
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It's not really that difficult to look at the road head of you instead of looking directly into the on coming vehicles headlights.


e21Mark

14,661 posts

138 months

Saturday 12th November 2016
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Alucidnation said:
It's not really that difficult to look at the road head of you instead of looking directly into the on coming vehicles headlights.
It's not about looking into oncoming vehicles. It's that some lights are so overly bright they dazzle despite looking ahead normally.

TurboFan

115 posts

90 months

Saturday 12th November 2016
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Randy Winkman said:
People who park on the "wrong side" of the road when it's dark with their headlights on are what get me. mad
This x100000.

fking ahole s!

FiF

39,027 posts

216 months

Saturday 12th November 2016
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On the matter of cars built since year 2000 and candles in a jam jar headlights, well anyone who has driven an old VW transporter with 6v electrics would scoff at such a namby pamby complaint.

Accusation re three Yorkshiremen mode, "don't know you're born, sheer luxury etc etc" fully accepted

popeyewhite

13,820 posts

85 months

Saturday 12th November 2016
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TurboFan said:
Randy Winkman said:
People who park on the "wrong side" of the road when it's dark with their headlights on are what get me. mad
This x100000.

fking ahole s!
Taxis, Tesco delivery vans, and general dimwits.

DoubleD

17,803 posts

73 months

Saturday 12th November 2016
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I think some most have more sensitive eyes than I do. Can't say I've ever had any problems with oncoming cars on dipped.

Johnnytheboy

22,189 posts

151 months

Saturday 12th November 2016
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popeyewhite said:
TurboFan said:
Randy Winkman said:
People who park on the "wrong side" of the road when it's dark with their headlights on are what get me. mad
This x100000.

fking ahole s!
Taxis, Tesco delivery vans, and general dimwits.
I see a woman every morning waiting to drop off/pick up someone from a school on my commute who does this, and she gets main beam from me every day.

Alucidnation

15,971 posts

135 months

Saturday 12th November 2016
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TurboFan said:
Randy Winkman said:
People who park on the "wrong side" of the road when it's dark with their headlights on are what get me. mad
This x100000.

fking ahole s!
Why?

Saleen836

8,636 posts

174 months

Saturday 12th November 2016
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Not sure if this has been mentioned in this thread?
But another annoying problem is the idiots who put in replacement headlight bulbs upside down! They are also too stupid to realise the problem even when following you and can clearly see they are lighting up the whole inside of your vehicle.

Regiment

2,799 posts

124 months

Saturday 12th November 2016
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They tend to dazzle and distract when driving home during rush hour through town.

PorkRind

3,041 posts

170 months

Saturday 12th November 2016
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It bothers me that all new cars dont even come with xenon lights, after using xenons and then going back to standard bulbs is a shock !!

Cyder

6,804 posts

185 months

Saturday 12th November 2016
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Xenon is dead, long live the LED technology.

(I know of a number of OEM's who are not developing any xenon systems any more as the cost and environmental impact means LED has stolen the march on it.)

jayemm89

2,990 posts

95 months

Saturday 12th November 2016
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If you'd asked me a month ago, I'd have said I didn't really have an issue. Been a while since I regularly saw awfully setup aftermarket HIDs.

Since I started driving an Elise, however, dear God. Driving at night, every time a range rover goes past it's like being interrogated by the FBI

sjc

11,785 posts

235 months

Saturday 12th November 2016
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Alucidnation said:
TurboFan said:
Randy Winkman said:
People who park on the "wrong side" of the road when it's dark with their headlights on are what get me. mad
This x100000.

fking ahole s!
Why?
You seriously can't work it out??????

fangio

988 posts

199 months

Sunday 13th November 2016
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HC rule 239 re- parking:-

you MUST switch off the engine, headlights and fog lights

ukaskew

7,255 posts

186 months

Sunday 13th November 2016
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Never mind the X5 or other new obvious blinding cars, the new Mini could light a football stadium. Seen a few now, unbelievably bright.

Nero601v2

23 posts

71 months

Wednesday 16th November 2016
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I drive from Gloucestershire to Powys and back every weekend, and the main problem I find are cars with lights that are out of alignment and other drivers taking an age to dip (if they actually bother at all), why does it take so long to react when you can see the light from the approaching car in plenty of time, and although I sit a little bit higher then most (Honda HRV) it is still a pain, used to be a lot worse in the Cooper S.

But I am in agreement with the OP that a lot of newer cars have very bright headlights, Range Rovers and other large 4x4s seem to be the worst.

rampageturke

1,098 posts

127 months

Wednesday 16th November 2016
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Randy Winkman said:
People who park on the "wrong side" of the road when it's dark with their headlights on are what get me. mad
Had the misfortune of driving my fiesta at night whilst an imported hummer H2 went the opposite way

total arse

Tankman104c

48 posts

74 months

Wednesday 16th November 2016
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popeyewhite said:
Taxis, Tesco delivery vans, and general dimwits.
Has anyone noticed on any of the police progs on tele the way the police always park up with their headlights on! I'm not meaning when they are at an accident ( sorry, collision, you don't have an "accident" any more.) It doesn't seem to matter what side of the road or where they are parked, their headlights are on !!!

Tankman104c

48 posts

74 months

Wednesday 16th November 2016
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I'm taking my Yeti into the main dealer service department tomorrow to get my headlight alignment checked because I'm always getting flashed at when I'm on dipped beam! You can clearly see the dip beam shining into an oncoming car with any slight rise in the road. I bet I know what they will say!