Originally posted by Mulder
They are designed for the light output and pattern of halogen bulbs. When HIDs are retrofitted in this type of housing they will be very bright so you may think they are great, but they will produce an excessive amount of glare to other drivers. This is why the NHTSA recently enforced its rule banning sales of such retrofits.
I see...hmmm. So no matter how I aim the headlights, the way in which the HID light is being reflected is going to cause excessive glare no matter what. That's crappy.