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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buckingham, UK
Re: HID bulbs in normal lights ...
I thought that video was a bit sensationalist. As I understand the law, Factory fit Xenons on new cars must incorporate head lamp washing and self leveling systems. Retrofitted systems aren't held to that.
I too find Range Rovers with Xenons terrible when facing them at night.
On my GTV I have HID's fitted, the beam pattern is correct, and I can use the beam adjusters to compensate for hight, and I'm had 3 MOT's now without a problem.
What the AE video glossed over was that it was the combination of bulb and reflector that lead to a light beam pattern on that particular car which was illegal. They didn't try HID bulbs from any different companies or in different cars.
Six/twelve devils screaming
Alfa History: '78 GTV 2.0, '83 GTV6 2.5, '98 156 Selespeed 2.0, '96 GTV 2.0, '96 GTV 2.0, '05 GT 3.2 V6, '96 146 2.0ti, '99 156 2.4JTD, '01 147 1.6 Lusso.
Current Others: TVR T350 Spider, AM V12 Vantage