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In message <email@example.com> "scott miller" writes:
> >Personally, I'm not yet convinced. While I'm happy that Euros are
> >preferable to DoTs (beam cutoff) I think the beam cutoff on the HIDs
> >is _too_ sharp. When a vehicle coming the other way with HID lights
> >hits a bump, the lights seem to flash as if the driver hit the highs
> >for a fraction of a second. I find it disturbing.
> Disturbing, but much less dangerous. It takes some time to bleach out
> the photosensitive chemical in your eyes, rhodopsin. Smaller bulbs with
> poor cutoff give you a prolonged dose of less light, with a greater net
> effect on your night vision.
I agree - it's the 'startle' effect I don't like. Sometimes I think
I'm being flashed, sometimes I even think it's a fuzz radar flash. It's
very distracting, IMO.
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