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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >think LEDs let you see way more than halogens
    >finally get a new car with LEDs
    >barely any more visibility, but now I blind people
    >headlights also cost a fortune to replace if a diode goes out

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why is that the case when LEDs are super cheap?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Because now they're not socketed, so when a diode goes you have to desolder it and solder on a new one. And since diodes aren't user replaceable new headlights aren't really meant to be taken apart so they're completely sealed off. If a headlights dies on you the OEM repair is more often than not replacing the entire unit, and OEM headlights have always been outrageously expensive.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          LOL the revenge of "Sealed Beam"

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Cheap conversion kits exist. Do they exist for led headlights? NO

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            if i ever buy an old burger boat i'll fit these and install yellow bulbs

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            They're everything bad about sealed beams (from a maintenance standpoint) but worse.
            Fancier models have light assemblies that include control electronics, so instead of a blinker relay that physically turns on and off you have a little microcontroller in the head/taillight that receives a signal from the ECU over CANBUS to play its blinker animation. If the light assembly breaks, the replacement needs to be paired to the ECU in order to work correctly, and if water gets into the electronics it can brick a whole car.

            What he meant was we've been here before. The bewildering array of proprietary and expensive headlights and glare led to the creation of the sealed beam standard and will do so again.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            They're everything bad about sealed beams (from a maintenance standpoint) but worse.
            Fancier models have light assemblies that include control electronics, so instead of a blinker relay that physically turns on and off you have a little microcontroller in the head/taillight that receives a signal from the ECU over CANBUS to play its blinker animation. If the light assembly breaks, the replacement needs to be paired to the ECU in order to work correctly, and if water gets into the electronics it can brick a whole car.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            tfw when base model car has regular halogens but any trip up has leds

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Then it's possible those higher trims still use "dumb" lights with a switched 12V input, because making different wiring looms for different trims costs a lot of money.
            If the LED ones play fancy animations or something then you can basically assume they're gonna cost an arm and a leg to replace though.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        The led chips are super cheap for the manufacturer. Just not in the finished product :^)

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why is that the case when LEDs are super cheap?

      Also I don't think I've ever really seen diodes going out, except for a few VAGshits that pioneered the led headlight shit in the first place.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      is this effective?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        yes, LED gays stay much further away from my crap box.
        idk if it's reflecting light back as much as I think, or ppl are surprised to see the back of a car lite up from 200ft away
        either way it helps a lot

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        flipping your rear mirror halfway up to angle it back is also extremely effective from my experience. I get nearly everyone to change lanes or fall off when I do this

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw shitbox hatch so i just tape the back of my car

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why is the there a rear view mirror pointed forward in front of your rear window

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Did you know that headrests are removable?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I took the headrests off to take the photo anon.
        I have M82 tape on the back of the headrests and a strip on my rear bumper.
        works extremely well for scaring off bright headlights and tailgaters.

        just keep in mind, the adhesive on this tape is one and done it's going to destroy anything you remove it from

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >on the bumper
          I want to do this, but my only two concerns are accidentally blinding people if say the Sun is low in the sky and right behind me anyone who is also behind me is getting solar flared, and the cops not liking a white reflective strip on the rear of the car (looking like headlights) along with whatever the legality of that might actually be

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      devilish
      thanks anon, I'll give that a try

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      great way to get glare on both your windshields, good job!

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    This has ruined driving in the night for me. I lose all visibility of where the road lines farther than like 50 feet.

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    frick those LEDs
    all cars should have selective yellow headlights.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Those are high beams. Just high bwam them back

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      anon, i'm sorry to inform you but (most) LED systems don't have high-low

      I've considered getting specialist glasses for this shit, but I don't drive enough at night to justify it.
      I'm amazed that despite everything in this country being slanted towards what old people and old people exclusively want this has been completely ignored. Surely their eyes are more sensitive than mine?

      are you stupid? they have cataracts, they need 200,000 lux just to read a newspaper
      these are the people who can stand to stare at a phones at maximum brightness in an unlit room
      getting these legally blind morons off the road is a priority, right after nigs, spics, and women

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        My God yes.
        Get these fricking geriatrics off the goddamn road.
        Totally safe going 20 under on the interstate in the passing lane while legally blind.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        > they have cataracts
        >these are the people who can stand to stare at a phones at maximum brightness in an unlit room
        wow. Now I finally understand my dad and other boomers

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >anon, i'm sorry to inform you but (most) LED systems don't have high-low
        What the frick are you talking about?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          LED headlights have a single setting. "Low beam" raises a shutter that blocks half the light while "high beam" leaves it unobstructed.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            No shit, Sherlock
            That's how projector headlights work too, both HID and halogen.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            And, by the way, this
            >have a single setting
            is incorrect because having two positions of the shutter is two different "settings"

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've considered getting specialist glasses for this shit, but I don't drive enough at night to justify it.
    I'm amazed that despite everything in this country being slanted towards what old people and old people exclusively want this has been completely ignored. Surely their eyes are more sensitive than mine?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      it is very odd how everyone seems to have just accepted it. they'll b***h about it, they'll post about it on tiktok or whatever. it pisses off so many people. yet nobody actually pesters the govt with petitions or protests or whatever. everyone just bends over

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Olds are the ones with the brightest lights. They like illuminating entire city blocks brighter than the day time when they go out at night.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      society exists to serve geriatric boomers
      this is why while boomers are reporting high levels of satisfaction, youth (under-30) happiness is at record lows in both the USA and Canada

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      The glasses are still worth it, I got a pair a few weeks ago and it really does make a huge difference

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I live in a rural area where it's pitch black at night. These are a godsend to me.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    can't imagine living in a third world country

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      australia?

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you complain about LEDs then you have weak genes and should probably kys

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