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2014 BMW + Laser = best headlight

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As divindavid mentioned, and anyone driving a newer bmw can confirm, bmw cars have so many safety features it's actually annoying, especially the xdrive cars. Depending on the severity of the crash I'm betting all these lasers would be turned off.

The question that I rarely see asked, is are brighter headlights really needed? I mean the new HID headlights are very annoying. I would say on the same level as people who just drive with their high beams on.

@BShanahan14rulz I didn't realize the headlights were quite so complicated, thanks for the wake up call.
Yes. My car is a 2004 BMW and it has safety features not even found on some brand new cars. Like if I'm driving along and the weather is 37degrees F and the car senses water on the road my car will beep several time to let me know that the roads might be icy. And that's an 8 year old car. I can't imagine what they'll have in 2014

Actually my friend just got a newer 328i with xdrive and he says he loves it. He makes trips to and from the ski mountains with extreme confidence because of the xdrive.
 
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The question that I rarely see asked, is are brighter headlights really needed? I mean the new HID headlights are very annoying.
I couldn't agree more. Honestly headlights don't need to be any brighter. When people pass me with the HID lamps it's fuc*ing blinding. Not trying to sound like a little drama queen but IMO a lot of the new lights are already too damn bright to the point of being an actual driving hazard. A few nights ago a car passed me with those extremely bright blue/white lights while I was going around a tight bend that is notorious for accidents and I had to completely stop for a few seconds and let the "flash blindness" wear off.
 
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What you weren't wearing your heat light safety goggles, shame on you :crackup:


I couldn't agree more. Honestly headlights don't need to be any brighter. When people pass me with the HID lamps it's fuc*ing blinding. Not trying to sound like a little drama queen but IMO a lot of the new lights are already too damn bright to the point of being an actual driving hazard. A few nights ago a car passed me with those extremely bright blue/white lights while I was going around a tight bend that is notorious for accidents and I had to completely stop for a few seconds and let the "flash blindness" wear off.
 

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If the LD's in there are strong enough I don't care what wavelength they use. I want em.
What is needed is to get ahold of a lamp that has a defective element as they use 3 in each lamp. That could possibly "leak" out of service stations where they replace em after fender-benders.
New they will be insanely expensive...

I so want to put one on my cnc to make a cnc laser cutter.
 

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That's the last thing we need, I don't even like HIDS these things would drive me crazy if people had them
 

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You gotta read, man! If anything, you should be wishing these get adopted across the board!
Edit: ok, that particular article was written by someone who doesn't understand, apparently. The phosphor negates the laser-like properties of the light, but the author seems to think otherwise. Anyways, those are proof of concept, I assume, because an elliptical beam like that is about as useful to a car as trying to drive a bike at night using a laser pointer as a light. But the idea is that the lasers would actively scan the phosphor, creating a pattern to be projected out the front and onto the ground. This pattern, since it is formed by the laser scanning and not the optics, can be blanked in spots, so you could theoretically drive around with your high beams on all the time, and the car would detect on-coming traffic and blank the part of the beam that would be projected at the on-coming driver's windshield.
 
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the price of repair on each light would be so much.. like 400 bucks per light. I'm really not a huge fan of the super bright lights audi uses. only bc i dont have one my self haha
 

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the price of repair on each light would be so much.. like 400 bucks per light. I'm really not a huge fan of the super bright lights audi uses. only bc i dont have one my self haha
That's the only reason anybody else would dislike it lmao
 
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