Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 21:24:34 -0500
From: Shane Almeida <>
Subject: Re: Headlight bulbs

On Wed, 29 Jun 2005 15:07:17 +0200, Henrik B. wrote: > Yes, the Xenon-light is a brilliant invention. It simply gives so much more > ligt, and the worse the weather, the better the light - compared to > conventional lighting. Xenons are awesome. A couple months back, I decided to take a last-minute ski trip despite very stern warnings about an impending blizzard. I left the mountain early, but not early enough, and got stuck driving in the Blizzard of '05 (Massachusetts). On the way home, I had to use just my fog lights at points because the Xenons were reflecting so much off the incoming snow that I couldn't focus on the road. I have excellent vision (20/15) and it was a very clear night (aside from the snow, obviously), so I could see the road fine, but I found it very difficult to force my eyes to stop focusing on the very bright snowflakes as they whizzed by the windshield. I found that the fog lights, which are as bright as some cars' headlights and just a little bit closer to the road, were actually easier to drive with than the regular beams. I'm very, very glad I had the dealer turn off the daytime running lights, otherwise I would have been stuck with the blinding snowflakes all the way home. This was all before I got my snow tires too, so I was riding on the Pirelli PZero Rosso Asimmetrico ultra-high performance summer tires. Definitely not my brightest moment. I said a prayer of thanks to the Trollhaettan trolls when I got home and purchased and installed dedicated snow tires the next day ;) > I bought a complete kit for around $400.- It comes with bulbs that go right > into the socket: H1 - H4 or H7. Comes with ballest and everything. And you > use the original wiring - no cutting or anything: > Hm, looks easy enough. I'll have to look for a US shop for something to fit a Crown Victoria.

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