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Both do have same pattern...more (archive)

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Posted by Franz Domurath on January 25, 2000 at 13:56:51:

In Reply to: Question about Xenon's posted by Todd on January 25, 2000 at 13:28:17:

Todd, the pattern of both lights is the same, but they are both lower on the left than on the right. In fact, it is designed that way to light signs on the right, while not being bright for oncoming traffic lanes. The levelling feature is based on suspension, not gravity, they only slightly adjust with changes in load, acceleration etc. The adjustment time is less than one second. As for the pattern, in fact, the light being flat on the right side is somewhat unusual, the E36 Euro lights are 45deg up to the right and flat to the left of center. The flat area on the right is just higher than the flat area on the left on your Xenons.

: The Xenons work great but I wish that both headlights had the same light pattern. I noticed that while makeing left turns, the lack of light depth on the left side is annoying, especially because it seems as my eye is drawn to the area that is well lit (The outside right), where I prefer to look at the inside apex. This is especially noticiable if you make a left down a hill.
: Does anyone know how quickly the Xenons self level ? Does anyone know the range of movement the lights has (Degrees up or down) ?




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