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Made worse with cars equipped with automatic dip because they have to detect your lights before they dip and often do it later than a driver would.They are changing whether its an improvement or not it depends if you are behind them or in front
When in front I find the items fitted to modern tin boxes are an absolute menace if the comatose CD or TV attentive supposed driver does not dip, and even then on an old bike you can be easily blinded, Plus with the ridiculous support pillars in a modern car windscreen you will pop into his forward view a lot later and of course his flood lights will make any oncoming light less obvious
I fear we will decend into a spiral of ever increasing blinding illumination wars
I have found LED headlight bulbs are very sensitive to the focal point of the reflector and if they are slightly out the dip function is not visibleWe fitted a normal ? LED bulb and there was no proper dip, It was all over the place,
It really needed a bit of black tape cut to the right shape like in the old days when you went to France,
Only dipped to the other side.
Exactly what I use on my 1952 Riley. Really excellent considering the reflectors are over 60 years old.I have tried some oftenly praised ones in my Range Rover P38.
They do look super bright when looking at them. Driving at night was a nightmare, felt like using a forties 6 V system. And yes they had af fine thread and ring for focus adjustments.
Went for quartz halogen "nightbreakers" best bulbs ever.
That said I am sure there will be even more progress with led lights. But I was very disappointed.
Unfortunately that would be illegal here. 90/90 is about as far as we are supposed to go.If you have a Walkernator, or something similar, then I recommend the 130/90 watt quarts halogen bulbs. They focus properly and send a beam of light well down the road for safe night riding.
I have just put on on my '29 sunbeam..Much better than the 6V bulb that was in there..You'll be surprised that the dip does not go out when you switch to main..I have just received this from Mr Goff. Suitable for 6v, 12v and +/- earth. A sort of universal headlight. Rated at 30w. I have 240v 30w floodlights around my house and they are sharp and bloody bright. This globe (?) is called a Daylighter and I can't wait to try it on the kangaroos.
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