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LED Headlights Shine Light on New Power Architectures
9/10/2012

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Today's headlight systems typically use a single-stage power architecture.
Today's headlight systems typically use a single-stage power architecture.

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M S DIVEKAR
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Re: I have to disagree
M S DIVEKAR   12/23/2012 12:57:18 PM
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You have only stated how much you benefitted when HID lights were fitted on your mobike. You must know how much the same HID lights hurt the eyes of the driver of the on-comming vehicle or pedestrians trying to cross a road- looking into your head lights. Peopel looking at tehse lights - get blinded for a sort time and taht could result in accidents. That is why these lights have been banned in some countries, but powerful lobby of manufacturers also know how to beat the law enforcers- asking them to look the otherway round. Same applies to LEDs too if fitted as head lights at any time in future.

Jim_E
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Properly aimed and installed
Jim_E   12/24/2012 10:36:32 AM
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M S DIVEKAR, a properly installed and aimed HID headlight setup should not cause problems for other drivers.

But, one of my pet peeves, are when people install aftermarket HID bulbs in a non-projector assembly.  When they put the HID bulb into thast type of headlight, the beam scatter is incredible and painful to view.  Not only that, the light dispersion is so bad with that, it probably doesn't illuminate the road any better than their old headlamps.  I frequently see this done in "import" cars, and they usually choose some 8000k + color, making it an annoying blue or purple color.

The lights that I installed have a nice, focused beam, and a crisp cut-off line on low beam (actually a mechanical shutter).  I also took the time to aim them properly, to avoid irritating the eyes of other drivers.

 

M S DIVEKAR
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Re: Properly aimed and installed
M S DIVEKAR   12/24/2012 11:38:53 AM
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I am from Bangalore, India. I find you area still arguing from the point of beam dispersion, focusssing and how nice it looks form the point of the person behind the wheels of a vehicle fitted with HID lights. The roads in developed countries are well lit and vehicle owners need to drive with just parking lights or lights with low beam. May be when you are driving on highways may be you can use high beam headlights and that is when I am sure you will like these HID lights.

But if I am in a vehicle or a pedestrian crossing a badly lit city road and facing oncoming vehicle fitted with HID lights working at high beam – the experience is terrible. You get blinded for a short while. Kindly do come and walk down our roads. Our drivers use high beam within city limits. People show off HID lights by using high beam- least concerned with impact on others on the road. These lights should be banned- as our drivers do not show that much common sense.

 Any light should not hurt (eye sight) of those facing the head lights. I still think automotive companies need to look for some other better alternative solution.

 

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