In one of these threads, I don't know if it is this one or not, I posted that. 4300K is the best for the human eye to utilize. 4300k is about what the old original car lights looked likeJust this morning I was watching a vid/spot posted by Today talking about headlights and blinding oncoming drivers. The first of two major points they emphasized was color of the LEDs being more blue. I think we all agree that 4300K is ideal (most usable white light), and anything above 5500K is ridiculous.. The other topic they spoke about was general headlight aiming.. I was surprised that very few states actually include headlight aiming in their state safety inspections. I know here in TX, it's not part of inspection... (I wish it was)
Here our #1 issue is poorly aimed headlights, followed up with ppl driving with brights on all the time.. Some are [administratively removed] to know they're doing it, others do it because their low beams are poorly aimed or so cloudy that total light output is very poor..
I am running 5000K HID's in my truck. Now I am wondering what the Daymaker is? Huh, I'll have to look.
This is one of those topics, much like the famous 'which oil is best?' that get endlessly argued.
I know that this shit bothers me more and more. One of the concepts that I like is the compound LED lighting. Each 'headlight' on a car would be comprised of multiple LEDs, and individually controlled and dimmed based on oncoming traffic. That way you can cut down on glare at a driver, but still throw light where it might be useful. It's early in the morning and I didn't find any info with a basic google, but I though some companies were working on this.I know of people who got defect notices for their headlights not being aimed correctly but that was back in the 70s, 80s and 90s. Seems to have fallen off the radar these days. My wife and I avoid driving/riding at night because we find it harder to see at night due to our age and a lot of over the top LED headlights don't make it any easier for people over 50. It's not just us, our friends are all saying the same thing. I guess it will take a few bad crashes and coverage on the 6 O'clock news before anyone takes it seriously.