Is it possible to replace the standard Headlight bulb of the EF
to the one similar to a BMW ( with a slight blue'ish tinge to them)
Because they look a lot nicer, but im just wondering about the plastic Headlight housing melting.
I was after bulbs that wernt blue directly looking at them, and only slightly at diffrent angles driving past, but i would be keen to know if they are legal. Though I think they are stanard equipment on LEXUS, Merc's, and BMW's though I could be wrong
I saw a car in my rear veiw mirror earlier tonight which had green headlights, thought it was a bloddy set of traffic lights driving towards me.
And yes im pretty sure they are illegal
Here some info about them from a website
WHY ARE BLUE HEADLAMP BULBS DANGEROUS?
Halogen headlamp bulbs produce *very* little light in the blue
frequency range. These blue bulbs have a **filter coating** on them
that allows ONLY THE BLUE FREQUENCIES through the
filter. Because very little light is produced by a halogen bulb in
this range in the first place, it is only this very small amount--a
tiny fraction of the total amount of light produced by a halogen bulb
filament--that ever reaches the road. [Dangerous!!! - Al]
Headlamp illumination of the roadway and road hazards (including
pedestrians, cyclists, animals, other cars, etc.) is dramatically reduced
for the driver of a car equipped with blue headlamp bulbs.
Perversely, glare for oncoming traffic is sharply INCREASED when the
driver must look at headlamps that have been equipped with the illegal
blue bulbs. Why?
Blue is the shortest wavelength/highest frequency color of visible light,
and, as such, scatters the most readily. (To prove this to yourself,
find a dark blue storefront sign or something else that's a dark,
pure blue against a dark background in the absence of white light.
>From any appreciable distance, it's almost impossible for your eyes
to see the blue lighted object as a sharply defined form...the edges
blur significantly.) [Ever looked at blue letters on a TV screen?
They look fuzzy and hard to read - same effect. Al.]
When blue light strikes water (rain, fog, snow) it scatters in all
directions and makes on-road vision very difficult. Blue also is a
very difficult color of light to look at if it is at all intense...it
stimulates the reaction we call "glare".
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