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post #1 of 4 Old 09-21-2014, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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low beams and shadow

Hi all, first post. Last night I was driving my new Rav and for the first time needed to use the headlights. The high beams were very good, but, the low beams seemed like the beam was cut in half. Kind of strange to get used to IMO. I live in a hilly area and when starting up the grade I couldn't see up the hill very well. The shadow really made for a short lighted area. Is there anything that can be done to help this situation? This is the only issue so far, loving my Rav!

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The high beams were very good, but, the low beams seemed like the beam was cut in half.
I think you mean the cut off. Most of projector headlights are like that.



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Normal "feature" of projector headlights. Part of the problem is that most drivers in America learned to drive with horrible DOT-standard headlights that spill light all over. Projector headlights put the light were it should go (road surface) and shine no light where there should be none (into the eyes of incoming traffic). A sharper cutoff allows the manufacturers to put more total light output without dangerously blinding other drivers.
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-24-2014, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, thought it was something like that. Just something to get use to.

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