Getting High Beam Flashed when driving with Low beams

  1. FC3L15B7

    FC3L15B7 I'm a machine.

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    Yep. They say the headlights have glare issues with oncoming traffic. I personally get blinded all the time from pick ups and SUVs, so fuck 'em all. :)
     
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    When I first bought my '16 I was getting flashed constantly, so I went to a big parking lot and used a building to see how high up the were pointing. Adjusted them down a bit and it pretty much hasn't happened since (maybe 3 or 4 times in the past 3-ish years). I also had to adjust them a little bit more when I got it to the UK, but after getting back to the states I adjusted them back to a sensible level.

    If only someone would go around and adjust all these damn pick-ups and SUVs... There lights are quite literally at eye level.
     
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    Thanks for the link. I noticed on that comparison that the '19 (which I have) came with halogen PROJECTOR while the '20 came with led REFLECTOR which may cause the excess glare.

    After much research I swapped in 'eye of Megatron' LEDs into my PROJECTOR housing and couldn't be happier. I drive enough at night and rarely get flashed... no more than with my previous oem halogen reflectors in '11 Altima.

    Higher quality LEDS have a sharp cutoff, so do projector housing usually. Reflector housings on the other hand bounce around light with much less precision. I can't stand when an older truck is behind me with LEDs stuffed into the original reflector housing. The brightness is EVERYWHERE. But I can seem to better tolerate newer vehicles with correctly focused led projectors.

    See the sharp/lowered left cutoff

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    Yea its the auto brights... some times they don't wanna switch back over to low beams in time lol.

    Just yesterday actually, Someone hit me with their brights down at a light at a 4 way for a few seconds... so.. lol I hit them back with my brights the remaining time left at the light as a revenge technique. It worked well. :)
     
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    I 100% agree. When LEDs are either not adjusted correctly, or put in housings that are not designed for LEDs, it really causes havoc. I just flash and roll down the window and flip them off. I'm about to put a three foot slim bar up front and start blinding them back....(well, not really, but that's what I wanna do). I am SO OVER the LED lights. I work 2nd shift so I drive in the dark daily and it's now my biggest driving pet peeve....it used to be idiots who don't understand how four way stops work...but LEDs takes the cake.
     
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    I'm not so sure if it's too bright or poorly made by honda cause my Mercedes lights are brighter then my civic but it doesn't blind other driver's like my civic I think honda did a poor job of the aiming
     
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    Its not auto brights from me. I usually run with that off as well as foglights off and still get Flashed
     
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    Yellow fog lights aren't ugly.

    They are legit af.

    As you may know, yellow light doesn't bother the eyes when reflected off fog. (at least that's the theory)
     
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    Is there a way to change this setting?? I know the auto-bright sensitivity can be changed.

    Edward
     
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    Not aware that the sensitivity can be changed but (from p172 in the Owner's manual):

    "You can turn the auto high-beam system off.
    If you want to turn the system off or on, set the power mode to ON, then carry out the following procedures while the vehicle is stationary.

    To turn the system off:
    With the light switch is in AUTO, pull the lever toward you and hold it for at least 40 seconds.
    After the auto high-beam indicator light blinks twice, release the lever.

    To turn the system on:
    With the light switch is in AUTO, pull the lever toward you and hold it for at least 30 seconds.
    After the auto high-beam indicator light blinks once, release the lever."
     
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    Personal preference legal or not. I dislike the mismatched lights so I changed out the fogs.
     
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    I kinda like the contrasting colors of the DRLs and lowbeams.
     
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    Has anyone seen the LEDs they have wrapped around newer ambulances? Jesus shield your eyes at night around those. The brake lights fry my eyes out and leave me seeing blotches of light for 10 minutes.
     
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    Lol.. dont see why that was so hard to understand ha
     
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