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Sucky-to-the-Max (tm) US Lights
In message <09DB74475204D1119C8200805F19D003074E59@aeromsg1.ball.com> "Sysko, Dustin" writes:
> Please excuse my naivete, but this seems to be a good reason that we
> _should_ use UK lights in the USA! Nothing like seeing where yer going,
> while not blinding the oncoming traffic.
> > They're also asymmetric, pushing more light along the edge of the road
> > and
> > deliberately away from oncoming traffic. _DON'T_ try and use UK
> > lights in the
> > USA.
No, because of the assymetry. You drive on the right - so you want to
illuminate towards the right to light up the kerbs and drain covers. In the
UK, we drive on the left and so our lights throw to the left - in the USA you
would blind oncoming traffic.
If you do the Euro conversion, you need lights as used on the European
mainland, where they also drive on the right. UK parts suppliers can get
these, if you prefer to deal in English, but you have to be specific about
where you want to use them.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club