Originally posted by basilisk4@Dec 4 2005, 01:56 PM
I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to be seeing here, other than that the light from the cheaper one goes all over the place. Either one would blind me if I were an oncoming driver, though, so I'm not sure why I would care.
Because you're trying to minimize the amount of time
you're blinding people (i.e. are you going to blind people either way? Sure, of course, unless you live in Long Island or some place that's flatter than Celine Dion, but I'd still want to minimize the amount of time people are blinded by me!!!). If more people felt the way you do, they'd drive around with their highbeams on all
the time. Look at the pattern from that plug-n-play kit--it's dramatically higher than my projectors. We also compared his car to a stock car, and the bright portion of the pattern is way
higher than the bright portion of the stock beam as well--if I did a plug-n-play kit, I'd do everyone else on the road a favor and use the headlamps' adjustability to lower the bright zone downward much closer to stock.
I don't know if it has to do with where you drive vs. where I drive, but if I drive around with lights like that I know
I'd piss of more than a few fellow New Yorkers for being blatant about my headlight aim, and it is simply not a good idea to piss off other New York City drivers--you never know what sort of reaction you might provoke. It only takes one serious nutcase to do some serious damage.
I don't mean this in any way offenseive to you, I'm just stating that personally, I have no problem with people using plug-n-play kits so long as they do so responsibly. It is always a good idea to note your beam pattern before and after any headlight modifications and try to minimize negative impact. If at the least, particularly with after market, non-HID bulbs, you want to be sure you're actually getting brighter!