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Old 12-10-2018, 02:54 AM   #20 (permalink)
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They are too bright to use (in the fog lights) when dark. When I flip them on I see everything light up. Easily 10 times more stray light than my low beams at eye height.

Still, that's nowhere near what my high beams do. They are perfect in between. A nuisance to other road users at worst, like when it is dark, but not really blinding.

The best news is this:
Someone out there is able to fabricate H11 LED lamps that do put out as much light as a 55 Watt halogen bulb for just € 6.04 a pair - cheaper than many halogens.
Then it should be possible to make them with smaller high-power LEDs in a area no bigger than a lamp filament for a reasonable price. Those could properly replace halogens...
2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
lifetime FE over 0.19 Gmeter or 0.1 Mmile.

For confirmation go to people just like you.
For education go to people unlike yourself.

Last edited by RedDevil; 12-10-2018 at 03:04 AM..
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