Dipped headlights

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Dipped headlights

Post by vernerbongo2 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:57 pm

I don't know what everyone else thinks of their dipped headlights but I think the beam range isn't that great although the actual light itself is good. :|
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Re: Dipped headlights

Post by twist » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:33 am

Agreed!!

But then I found the range almost as bad on my Golf. Terrible on narrow country lanes in the dark when you’ve got to dip the high beams for oncoming traffic.

I really like the idea of Audi’s new matrix lights that block out part of the high beam rather than go into dipped mode. I imagine you get a much better range using that system.
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Re: Dipped headlights

Post by vernerbongo2 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:27 am

twist wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:33 am
Agreed!!

But then I found the range almost as bad on my Golf. Terrible on narrow country lanes in the dark when you’ve got to dip the high beams for oncoming traffic.

I really like the idea of Audi’s new matrix lights that block out part of the high beam rather than go into dipped mode. I imagine you get a much better range using that system.
Yes dynamic light assist on vw, I'm surprised it didn't come with the t-roc led headlights.

Also I've noticed if I look at the inside part of the headlights that part doesn't actually seem to do a big lot and doesn't give off much light :?
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Re: Dipped headlights

Post by Impala » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:26 pm

I can't say that I've had any negative thoughts about the lights, other than the over enthusiastic prompt to switch the dipped beam on in daylight when you go under some trees, which rather implies the DRLs are a waste of time.
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Re: Dipped headlights

Post by vernerbongo2 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:41 pm

Impala wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:26 pm
I can't say that I've had any negative thoughts about the lights, other than the over enthusiastic prompt to switch the dipped beam on in daylight when you go under some trees, which rather implies the DRLs are a waste of time.
It would even be more annoying if you keep it on auto lights.
It's a common complaint on the interweb, they come on way too early .
On and off constantly going under trees, bridges and changing cloud cover :P
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Re: Dipped headlights

Post by BarryF » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:10 pm

vernerbongo2 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:41 pm
Impala wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:26 pm
I can't say that I've had any negative thoughts about the lights, other than the over enthusiastic prompt to switch the dipped beam on in daylight when you go under some trees, which rather implies the DRLs are a waste of time.
It would even be more annoying if you keep it on auto lights.
It's a common complaint on the interweb, they come on way too early .
On and off constantly going under trees, bridges and changing cloud cover :P
I've mentioned the over sensitive dusk detector in other posts. My daily drive takes me along a tree lined lane, the headlights switch on and off like a cheap disco light show. It's really annoying, but nice to see I'm not alone :lol:

As anyone had the dusk detector sensitivity adjusted at the dealer yet?
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Re: Dipped headlights

Post by vernerbongo2 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:23 pm

BarryF

Didn't realise it could be done?
I have searched the interweb and it seems no one can do it on obdeleven or vcds, at least I can't find it or I'd give it a go.
If it worked right I'd have my lights on Auto 24/7
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Re: Dipped headlights

Post by mvk » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:38 pm

I had a look at mine as they seem to come on rather early, but after choosing to set them to late, which I reckon means that they come on later / darker in the evening. It seems to make no difference one way or the other. I have now taken up the thought that it does not matter if they are on all/most of the time, at least people can see me coming.
The range of the beam when I got my car was so low that I felt a bit unsafe driving on dipped light in the country when another car is coming toward you. When I checked with the OLD way of a light pattern on a wall at 25 yards, I had to adjust them up quite a bit. Now I can see and no one is flashing me as a result of me dazzling them. So I recon the dealer either missed setting them up properly or you are meant to drive in the dark at 30MPH and not over that.
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Re: Dipped headlights

Post by BarryF » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:41 pm

vernerbongo2 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:23 pm
BarryF

Didn't realise it could be done?
I have searched the interweb and it seems no one can do it on obdeleven or vcds, at least I can't find it or I'd give it a go.
If it worked right I'd have my lights on Auto 24/7
Every other car I've owned / driven with automatic headlights (Vauxhall, Ford, Honda, Kia, Audis, BMW, et al) all seem to be able to get this function right :x
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Re: Dipped headlights

Post by vernerbongo2 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:07 pm

BarryF wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:41 pm
vernerbongo2 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:23 pm
BarryF

Didn't realise it could be done?
I have searched the interweb and it seems no one can do it on obdeleven or vcds, at least I can't find it or I'd give it a go.
If it worked right I'd have my lights on Auto 24/7
Every other car I've owned / driven with automatic headlights (Vauxhall, Ford, Honda, Kia, Audis, BMW, et al) all seem to be able to get this function right :x
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