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Old 06-18-2008, 08:11 AM   #227
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Originally Posted by Ian B
Yep, I have an HID unit here, but there is a problem. Hella (and numerous other well known brands) warn that fitting HID bulbs not designed for the headlamp means that the light is often not focused correctly and tends to 'scatter' the light in all directions, blinding other drivers. At first, I thought this was just a way to get you to buy their HID (very expensive), so I ignored it and got a cheaper bulb. Unfortunately, they were correct on this occasion, so I'm looking for another source at the moment.

Yup. A little scatter is a good thing IMO for being seen (especially during the day) but you can definitely get too much of a good thing in this case.
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