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    Exclamation I'm the last guy you'll hear this from...but enough is enough...these things need to be banned

    Freaking hi-blue high intensity LED vehicle headlights.

    Especially the ones that GM uses in their trucks and SUVS.

    Son of BITCH...these $#@!ing things blind me for half a mile, no matter what they are set at or what I try to do to mitigate it.

    And everybody is starting to use the goddamn things.

    That, and the auto-dimming systems. That's fine when you got two collapsed suns in your grill and the oncoming traffic picks it up and can dim a mile out.

    But I drive old school $#@! that has two jam jars with glow worms for headlights.

    $#@!'s sake...BAN THESE HAZARDs.

    Or Imma do this.

    Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings. - Heinrich Heine 1823



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    You need to get a tune up. Gates can plug you in and upgrade your light sensors so they are pleasing.

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    I've often wondered why headlights are not polarized 90 degrees from a polarized windshield.

    Then the lights would hardly show to the on coming driver.

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    I too share a hatred for bright headlights.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    Got brand new lenses and mine are still dim. It’s a hazard really. Headlights have never been great on the 7.3. .

    I’m going to put some LEDs on it to replace the factory fog lights...

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    And that's how the $#@! starts. I just want a free-market solution. A rack of blinding light that sears the amygdala at a flip of my switch. Without laws that may work against me in personal defense.

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    “The spirits of darkness are now among us. We have to be on guard so that we may realize what is happening when we encounter them and gain a real idea of where they are to be found. The most dangerous thing you can do in the immediate future will be to give yourself up unconsciously to the influences which are definitely present.” ~ Rudolf Steiner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    I've often wondered why headlights are not polarized 90 degrees from a polarized windshield.

    Then the lights would hardly show to the on coming driver.
    Briilliant (no pun intended) idea doc!



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    No wonder wonder government grows.

    We go from, "Something annoys me" to "Government should stop this" in about zero seconds.

    I'm not debating the merits of any sort of regulation of these lights. I'm saying that role of government should be to protect your liberty - not to provide you a safe space. Freedom to =/= freedom from.
    "And now that the legislators and do-gooders have so futilely inflicted so many systems upon society, may they finally end where they should have begun: May they reject all systems, and try liberty; for liberty is an acknowledgment of faith in God and His works." - Bastiat

    "It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." - Voltaire

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    No wonder wonder government grows.

    We go from, "Something annoys me" to "Government should stop this" in about zero seconds.

    I'm not debating the merits of any sort of regulation of these lights. I'm saying that role of government should be to protect your liberty - not to provide you a safe space. Freedom to =/= freedom from.
    You realize this is tongue in cheek, right?

    But that said, this goes back to what we were talking about with prices and the electric grid.

    Are people lining up to buy these things just because they feature blinding blue headlights?

    Would they like them as much when they find out that when they burn out or fail, instead of costing 20 bucks for a sealed beam replacement or a plug in high intensity halogen bulb, an LED headlight "assembly" will cost them as much as three thousand dollars.

    No...nobody sees these costs until it's too late and nobody asks why in the hell a new pickup truck costs 60 grand or more.

    The automakers did it because someone thought it was hip, or cool, or green now, like lemmings, they all do it, to the point you have no choice.

    Until someone sues them for a go-zillion dollars because a family member got killed when they wrecked because of being blinded by these goddamn things.
    Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings. - Heinrich Heine 1823

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    You realize this is tongue in cheek, right?
    Of course.

    But this is how it works. For some reason in modern society, that the impulse. Something wrong? Government fix.
    "And now that the legislators and do-gooders have so futilely inflicted so many systems upon society, may they finally end where they should have begun: May they reject all systems, and try liberty; for liberty is an acknowledgment of faith in God and His works." - Bastiat

    "It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." - Voltaire

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    AF, I'm right there with you, I feel what you're saying. Most of it is how they are adapted, in many cases the beam is very $#@!ty designed... It's usually too high, especially on trucks. I have Xenon's which are fine but on my previous car I replaced the halogens with LED (special ones that do not $#@! up the beam), simply because it will give you a better view of the road and the extra blue light in the spectrum will also keep you awake better. Let me know if I can sponsor you some LED replacement bulbs for your headlights (not sure they're legal where you are, they're not over here but they increase safety and I'm a responsible adults)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Freaking hi-blue high intensity LED vehicle headlights.

    Especially the ones that GM uses in their trucks and SUVS.

    Son of BITCH...these $#@!ing things blind me for half a mile, no matter what they are set at or what I try to do to mitigate it.

    And everybody is starting to use the goddamn things.

    That, and the auto-dimming systems. That's fine when you got two collapsed suns in your grill and the oncoming traffic picks it up and can dim a mile out.

    But I drive old school $#@! that has two jam jars with glow worms for headlights.

    $#@!'s sake...BAN THESE HAZARDs.

    Or Imma do this.



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    Quote Originally Posted by luctor-et-emergo View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by luctor-et-emergo View Post
    AF, I'm right there with you, I feel what you're saying. Most of it is how they are adapted, in many cases the beam is very $#@!ty designed... It's usually too high, especially on trucks.
    Part of that is because trucks keep getting physically taller and larger. Park a current-year truck next to an older version of the exact same truck and you'll see just how different they are. Today's 1/4 ton truck is as big as a previous generation 1/2 ton truck.



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