Re: Xenon headlamps
"Huw" <hedydd[nospam]@tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
> PDannyD wrote:
>> On Sunday 27 November 2005 13:28, Nige
>> [nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com] wrote in message
>>> For a RRC, I was reading this months Practical Classics mag & saw
>>> some in a kind of review. Anyone used them, they are a direct
>>> replacement for halogen type lamps.
>>> Any idea where I can buy two & how good they are etc?
>> Too good. :-(
>> Oncoming traffic with normal headlights will struggle to see where
>> they're going.
>> If you do go for exceedingly bright lights then for the sake of all
>> around you get them adjusted properly. The better you can see, the
>> worse oncoming drivers can see.
> There speaks a man driving a Series LR with sealed beams of half a candle
> power each.
Not necessarily just affecting those with sealed-candle lamps , there is an
ever-increasing trend amongst youthful car owners in particular to "upgrade"
their headlights with easily obtainable HID Xenon kits, problem is, it's
illegal! It is a legal requirement under construction and use regs that
Xenon HID lights must be automatically controlled for height via sensors in
the vehicles suspension, to prevent dazzle to oncoming traffic under all
conditions. I've had it out with 2 such local "chav's" and got them to go
and have them adjusted correctly, allbeit under the threat of a damn good
kicking if they dazzled me again!!
I've also failed cars presented for MOT's with them, for incorrect beam
pattern, normally no pattern at all. Very dangerous for other road users.
I just wish the totally useless local lazy bastard pigs would actually take
an interest and do something about it instead of sitting drinking tea all