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      11-12-2012, 11:08 PM   #1
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HID AEs Mistaken for Highbeams?

So I was driving back from the mountains today. Pitch black roads. Twice I was high beamed by the car I passed. I wasn't driving like a douche and cut the guy off as I passed. I signaled and passed and merged back into the right hand lane. My high beams were not on. My headlights are not aimed too high. So the only thing I can think of is that my HID AEs are too bright? I know they are bright so you can see them in the day time. At night in the city is not bad but I guess I can see how it might be too bright from dark country roads? Anyone else have this issue?
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      11-13-2012, 01:18 AM   #2
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Same thing happens to me all the time. I had a bus opposite me waiting for a red keep flashing me until I flashed him back with my high beams. I've also had friends driving in front as well and they tell me how incredibly bright they are. I'm going to live with it till they burn out. =)
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      11-13-2012, 09:44 PM   #3
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Some have that problem but nobody has complained to me yet.... I won't hold my breath though. What color temp are you using I am presently 8000k and ordered 6000k to match my led eyebrows better.
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      11-14-2012, 11:15 AM   #4
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i sold mine due to this reason
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      01-28-2013, 05:55 PM   #5
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The brighter the better... So many AEs are to dull
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