LED headlights are terrible. Advice please

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jdg
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LED headlights are terrible. Advice please

Post by jdg » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:42 am

Just wanted to hear others views. My UK spec CHR has full LED headlights and on full/main beam they are excellent. When dipped they are simply terrible. I live in a rural area and drive many dark unlit roads. Whilst the lights are nice and bright they do not project very far ahead at all and at times it really feels you are driving into the unknown and feels unsafe to drive at anywhere near national speed limit. Does anyone else here have similar issues?

I am aware they are automatically levelling but is it possible to have any adjustments made?


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Re: LED headlights are terrible. Advice please

Post by holyhead » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:50 am

Why dipped them?
Only dipped lights in an build up area or in an area with streetlights.
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Re: LED headlights are terrible. Advice please

Post by BenD » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:13 am

Yes jdg , You are totally right ,!!
Thought it was me and my eye sight !! .
But wife said the same last week .
They are not bad when on full beam ,but dipped they are just to low is this makes sense ..
And then when under 30 mph the automatically dip
Agreed not that safe ,Payed extra to get these by buying a dynamic ,so to have better headlights as also live in rural area , but starting to think a standard C-HR would been far better value .
Also no headlights washers , Very poor LEDS for 30k car do honestly think they are the super bright less i was expecting .Cars great but wee things have really making ing me think i have made a poor choice


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Re: LED headlights are terrible. Advice please

Post by asinrute » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:28 am

Very pleased with mine, they certainly don't dip below 30mph, you could use them on manual when you are in the areas you describe
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Re: LED headlights are terrible. Advice please

Post by Karmalakas » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:04 am

I keep mine always on Auto and they are perfect. If you switch manually to Front position lights (See in pic. 2nd position), then you can barely see anything, because they are not meant for driving.

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Re: LED headlights are terrible. Advice please

Post by BenD » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:25 am

Still think when they dip , The light seen bit to low , ,the cut of for the dipped led lights seems very pronounced .
This is good for other drivers meeting you , But would loved to have someway of adjusting the auto level up a wee bit when dipped .
Mine are not the best , Any way of adjusting auto level , Has to be some way of setting the lights


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Re: LED headlights are terrible. Advice please

Post by holyhead » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:41 am

If the low beam is to low maybe your dealer know a way of adjusting the auto level.

In my opinion, the low beam lights are alright.

So I really don,t understand why people want to use the low beam lights
in rural areas,s.

Off course you see not much of the road with low beams.

High Beams
In some instances, using the high beam setting on your headlights will make it easier
to see the road. If there are few or no streetlights on the road, high beams will help
you see farther down your path, preventing you from hitting any animals or pedestrians
crossing in front of you.

Always use your high beams:
On rural or mountain roads.
Be sure to switch off your high beams when you see an approaching vehicle.
High beams make it difficult for other drivers to see the road.
On open highways when no other vehicles are present.

Low Beams
You'll want to use the low-beam setting on your car headlights when:
Poor weather limits visibility during the day.
Driving in the fog or rain.
Using high beams is more dangerous because of light reflection.
City driving at night when short-range light is sufficient.
Another vehicle is approaching in the opposite direction.
Following another vehicle at night.
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Re: LED headlights are terrible. Advice please

Post by BenD » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:06 pm

Have looked at mine ,there is two grey adjusters on back of led lights ,
Looks like these adjust whole units , Then auto level does rest .
Worth a fiddle .!!!! My cut off when dipped is quite short !! ,


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Re: LED headlights are terrible. Advice please

Post by holyhead » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:31 pm

asinrute wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:28 am
Very pleased with mine, they certainly don't dip below 30mph, you could use them on manual when you are in the areas you describe
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High beam automatic turning on or off conditions
●When all of the following conditions are fulfilled, the high beam will be automatically
turned on (after approximately 1 second):
• Vehicle speed is above approximately 40 km/h (25 mph).
• The area ahead of the vehicle is dark.
• There are no vehicles ahead with headlights or tail lights turned on.
• There are few streetlights on the road ahead.
●If any of the following conditions are fulfilled, the high beam will be automatically
turned off:
Vehicle speed drops below approximately 30 km/h (19 mph).
• The area ahead of the vehicle is not dark.
• Vehicles ahead have headlights or tail lights turned on.
• There are many streetlights on the road ahead
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Re: LED headlights are terrible. Advice please

Post by holyhead » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:39 pm

Adjusting headlights some dealer in sweden has done that so it seems to be possible. See topic on the end.
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