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Re: blue headlights?

On Jul 16,  8:27am, Todd Young wrote:

> These blueish tinted lights are called HID for High Intensity
> Discharge. I can't remember exactly which element is used to
> create the light, but I believe it's mercury. I know Lincoln
> and BMW are using them. They are VERY expensive

And VERY offensive.  While they may be more focused, the blue
light they give off completely ruins your night vision for quite
a while after the oncoming car has passed.  Lights that lean towards
red don't affect your light sensitivity as much (nav stations
on boats are always set up with a red overhead light, so that the
navigator can read the charts and still be able to see at night).
But these bluish lights are just awful.

Dan Masi
'96 A4Q