Interested in seeing if they have any hotspots and how the cutoff is on them. Most of these type of after market bulbs (LED and the HID retro kits) end up causing glare issues to oncoming traffic due to the projectors in the 124 are designed for halogen lamps.Lighting is definitely brighter and wider. The brights truly lit up the night. I'll try to get photos to upload next time I'm out in the dark.
I'm glad someone else is aware of this issue. You can't just stick an LED/HID lamp into a housing designed for a halogen lamp and expect to maintain the same projection/reflection pattern and glare intensity.Interested in seeing if they have any hotspots and how the cutoff is on them. Most of these type of after market bulbs (LED and the HID retro kits) end up causing glare issues to oncoming traffic due to the projectors in the 124 are designed for halogen lamps.
I noticed that the lamps you linked to are not DOT compliant for US use, so it tends to lead me to believe they may have that issue also.
Even the OEM housing produces some glare above the "cutoff" line for the purpose of lighting up road signs and other objects above the horizon. Any time you increase output intensity, you also increase the amount of light being produced above that cutoff line. That's where the biggest issue with glare comes from.I think you'll less glare cause the housing of the halogen light is same housing as the LED, So I figure you should have less glare. Now if you tell in some other Halogen housing, where where you have HIGH and LOW beam together, the housing is rectangular there you'll have more glare for incoming cars. The housing or glass for the halogen spider is round. Today, with the round focus glass it's a more directional compared the old ones where it spread the beam.
Yes I know what you were referring to. I'm simply pointing out that even in projector housings, a certain amount of glare is engineered into the projected beam. The issue is worse with much older reflector housings but consideration should still be made for newer housings.I was referring to the rectangle halogen housing compared to the round housing. Yes I agree the more light you put the more the glare. But then again my LED put more light than the Halogen in the no Supreme package. So if you go HID or Led you will produce more glare.
Something doesn't look right with your passenger side bulb. It might have been clocked at the wrong angle by the dealer, either that or the quality has gone down since I got them (a year ago) and I really hope that isn't the case
The highbeam bulbs you have are the best. LEDs won't work for high beam without some hacking.That’s embarrassing. I’ll tell them to fix it when they’re installing the Record Monza (hope they do THAT correctly).
Thanks a lot for the example, it will be useful. I should get them to install the other lights while they’re at it, can you Amazon link what you believe are the best options for the long beams (original bulb is in this pic) and for the fog lights?
Those seem overly large for the fog light position, plus the 'projector' on the end will be blocked by the fog light. It's a shame these places don't show a comparison to a regular bulb, side by side, or at least dimensions.The highbeam bulbs you have are the best. LEDs won't work for high beam without some hacking.
Fog lamps, I assume you want to match the color of the low beams, so I recommend 6000K color.