A final refinement for provinces would be to make the fitting of aftermarket HID bulbs into reflector housing not designed for them an offence right up there with DUI.
I think the only action required by TC on headlights is to make the ECE regulations the ONLY ones permitted in Canada. There are still many, usually D3 or Asian, cars with the old American beam pattern. I don't know what the ECE regulations are for big vehicles like NA style pick ups and big suvs but for sure their buses and big trucks now seem to have lights at the same height as cars. That would be a good thing to impose on the D3's pickups as well although the D3 would scream.And all the vehicles with HID ( or LED I guess) need washers and levelers.A final refinement for provinces would be to make the fitting of aftermarket HID bulbs into reflector housing not designed for them an offence right up there with DUI.
Tell me about these kits. Is that an aftermarket HID projector designed specifically for your car?
OTOH I've rarely bought a car without driving it after dark first. That not only lets you checkout the headlights but also the dash/instrument/switchgear illumination as well.
Good article on automotive lighting. It has come along way in recent years.Aftermarket HID kits are ok for low lying fog lights but otherwise they simply focus there beam to high and end up blinding anyone in there range.These powerful beams need levelers or at least directional guides on the aftermarket kits.
Something else to mention about shopping for a car and the potential performance of the forward lighting system... a general rule of thumb is that headlights with a single multi-reflector lens that combines low and high beam in one bulb with perform poorer than a setup that has dedicated low and high beam lens/bulbs. Justin touched on this in the article by saying: "I had logged complaints in my reviews about the headlights in the new Ford F-150, Chevrolet Cruze and Hyundai Accent."All these vehicles have a single multi-reflector lens that has to the do both the low and high beam jobs, but does neither very well.
Good article. Just wondering...what part of northern Ontario are you referring to for you testing?
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