!@#$% "driving" highbeams Hella's explanation
Michael L. Riebs
Wed, 6 Feb 2002 19:24:35 -0500
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----- Original Message -----
From: "james accordino" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "audi list" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: !@#$% "driving" highbeams - RE: 200 to 100 headlight conversion
> So... others have noticed this too. Check your e-code
> low beams when you come up behind others. I can see
> the scratches, smears and other stuff on their bumper,
> but their passenger comparment is dark. DUH! Then
> watch YOUR car when 1 of those A**holes with either-a
> misaligned light, "driving lamps" or high beams on all
> the time comes up behind you. I could shave and not
> miss any whiskers. They light you up like you're in
> your bathroom. And they WONDER why I get pissed.
> Just happened this morn, BTW.
> Jim Accordino
> PS I just started this tactic of moving over and then
> blazing them when they pass. Trying to get them to
> fix their lamp or turn off the highs, although, this
> might be stupid because I don't think they have a CLUE
> what they're doing anyway.
> --- BenediktRochow@oaktech.com wrote:
> > >I installed 100 Eurolights with 85 W bulbs and
> > properly relayed - great!
> > >night into day.
> > >Same type of 100 Eurolights with new lens but 55W
> > unrelayed - OK, but I'm
> > >hard pressed to tell the difference between them
> > and stock 5000 TQ lights.
> > >I think some of this Eurolight greatness can
> > actually be attributed to the
> > >relaying and the higher wattage bulbs. I know I
> > have better things to
> > >spend my hard earned $$ on. Also the time required
> > for proper
> > installation
> > >is outrageous IMO(made my own harnesses and fused
> > relay panel).
> > Disregarding other disadvantages of over-wattage DOT
> > lights, you add
> > significantly
> > to the glare experienced by oncoming traffic. H4
> > lights allow for much
> > over-wattage
> > on the low beams before anybody notices anything.
> > >I've gotton the same results from a properly
> > installed set of Bosch or
> > >Hella driving lights at far less cost.
> > I just recently realized that those lights sold as
> > "driving lights"
> > (a mystery name to me for a long time) in the US are
> > otherwise
> > (e.g. in the German-market Hella catalog) referred
> > to as
> > "auxiliary high-beams" - IOW, you're driving around
> > with E-code high beams
> > on
> > (which of course have none of the anti-glare cut-off
> > the E-code low beams
> > provide)
> > but hey, they're just for "driving", right?
> > Which explains why
> > 1. So many cars drive around with what looks like
> > utterly blinding
> > foglights,
> > 2. When I flash at someone assaulting my eyes
> > thusly, I get flashed back
> > and the
> > lights stay on, because the %^@&head knows he
> > doesn't have his high beams
> > on, and those
> > driving lights couldn't possibly offend anybody,
> > could they now?
> > -gbr
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