not a problem, i've been known to be hard-headed lol and no offense has been received on my end, and i hope the same goes for all of you.First off, thanks for being persistent...hehee :eyebrows:
inconsequential. the tests were done on housings designed to properly emit a beam pattern from a hallogen headlight. the tests were to prove that such a housing cannot (and did not) emit a propor beam pattern with an HID bulb in them. a compass headlight will have similar results.Now the facts:
1. The test were not done on 2011 Jeep Compass
2. The test subjects were older cars probably non-confirming to today's headlight standards.
not neccessarily true. you do not need to remove the headlight housings on all cars to replace the headlight bulbs (for example, in my 92 lumina you could just reach behind the housing). when you are aiming the headlight, you are simply adjusting the mechanism that holds the bulb itself in the housing (in most, but admitadly not all headlights, some do actually move the headlight, like my 98 neon). so my point was that by simply removing the hallogen bulb and replacing it with the HID, you are putting the new bulb in the exact same place in the housing that the old bulb was, thus showing the drastic differences that are truely there between a hallogen bulb and an HID bulb. i guess the government wanted to have the best possible results with the HIDs, which is why they aimed them.3. You wished they haven't aim? You serious? When you removed headlight housing, YOU definitely have to re-aim. Otherwise, results would not be accurate at all. When we swap HID light bulbs, hint bulbs, we're exchanging bulbs and NOT the housing unit.
i think i can tackle both of these with a statement i made earlier:The test failure, to me, is non-consequential. My perception of the new photometry with the HID kit is perfectly fine...it's brighter, it's clearer, and the signs, specially road signs and the lines on the roads are illuminated well. These can help finding your road alignment when driving on snow days...
As for headlamp color, what's bad about it?
the illusion that you can see better is because the light is brighter, but it is only brighter up close. with an HID kit, what you wind up with is a lot of improporly aimed, bright light of a different color that is dangerous for a lot of reasons. it's dangerous to you because your eyes are not as sensitive to blue light as they are to yellow (green is the most sensitive color to the human eye, followed by yellow). and because all of that bright light is right in front of you, your eyes are focused to a brighter light, hindering your ability to see out of your peripheral vision, and also at a distance. it's also dangerous to other drivers because of the glare they produce by shooting bright light in directions it doesn't belong.the fact that you think you can see better with HIDs than hallogens is an illusion. your eyes are more sensitive to yellow light than blue light, so the HIDs are a problem there. they are brighter, yes. that is also a bad thing, because your eyes focus on the bright light right in front of you, hindering your ability to see long distances.
please don't misunderstand me. i'm not trying to get everyone in the world to remove their aftermarket kits. but they are illegal for a reason. the government doesn't just hate us, in this case, it truely is in our best interest not to use them. and the companies that sell them know this. that's why they're marketed as "off road use only" because they know that they're against federal law. do are certainly free to do as you wish, but you will do it properly informed.