Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 10:52:11 -0400
From: Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*>
Subject: Re: 9-3SS w/ BI-Xenons - headlight high beams

Shane Almeida wrote: > On Sun, 23 Apr 2006 07:28:36 -0400, Fred W wrote: > >>Though the Bi-Xenons are much better than a standard low beam, and worth >>having for that reason, I'm underwhelmed with the high beams. > > > Really? Maybe I just got used to really weak lights before, but the > quality of the light output from low- and high-beams with the bi-xenons > blows me away. They were definitely worth the extra $500 or so. Well, the way I see it, the light amplitude (brightness) is about the same on low and high beam. When you switch to highs and the cut-off "gate" moves out of the way, the beam pattern just extends higher. I think it would be nice to have that plus an additional lamp to make the high beam both larger and brighter. Actually, the best thing would be to be able to enable or disable the second bulb on the fly. -- -Fred W

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