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[Real] Euros in the rain
Once again the hoary old "but you _will_ blind oncoming drivers in the rain"
has come up, not just on the list but also in private email. This is not
intended as a direct riposte to any individual.
Think about it for a second. I live in the UK. It rains, in winter, three
days out of four. It's dark, at present, from shortly after 16:30 and it's
only just light right now at 09:00. The vast bulk of my winter driving is done
at night and on wet roads.
And, I repeat [for about the tenth time] that I don't get flashed by oncoming
traffic. The main reason is the very sharp right cutoff in the right-hand
headlight - very, very little light hits the oncoming carriageway.
I'm just a little peeved that someone would think me _that_ inconsiderate to
others. I just went out and spent GBP30 to replace all of the adjuster screws
in my headlights so I can set them accurately with ease whenever I replace a
bulb - is that the mark of someone who's inconsiderate? Anyone else done that?
And, to correct another misapprehension - the 170/100 watt bulbs are _exactly_
the same optically as the 65/55 bulbs, apart from the larger filaments.
There's no bulb/reflector mismatch.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club