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Old 10-03-2012, 08:05 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by satrya
Odd that you seem to get improved distance lighting (in the sense that the center hotspot is brighter) while at the same time not losing width... there must be a reason the oem projector is set up this way. I'm not saying your assessment is incorrect, but it just seems odd to find a free mod.
Well I did not try it on the road so I am just assuming things. The width of the beam ia tecjnically the same, I see 2 reasons why i would appear brighter: 1) the very thick cutoff shield eats some of the light close to the cutoff (you can see this too in the center hotspot on the right of the step, looks like a void near the cutoff) or 2) it is more intense because I moved the shield up a bit to cut the hotspot more aligned with the cutoff.

Maybe it is setup that way to make a uniform light color (eliminate the blue) and smoothen the transition from dark to light for a less aggressive flicker. If one would like to play safe, you could leave the height of the shield more like factory.

The oem pattern is almost bowing because the intensity on the side is lower than the hotspot. I think as long as you do not lower the shield too much as to reduce the thickness of the sides it should not have adverse effects.

I think understand what you are saying. On the sides, there are some advantages to have intense light at the cutoff, and also some to have it thicker on the sides. So you dont want to raise shield too much and end up with too thin band on the sides, even if the light is more intense at cutoff.

But in any case you always seem tk end up with more intense light along cutoff with the thin shield, no matter how you end up aligning your shield vertically. So I guess that part really is a free mod
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