Headlight Adapters For Driving On Ohe Right
Posted 13 March 2011 - 10:53 AM
The labeling is a bit confusing regarding which template is for the left and right light, ie if they mean viewed from the front, or from the drivers seat. But, here is how I fitted them, which I think is the obvious from their shape. And, I got no annoyed flashes from the locals. Just mark the shape on the lens using a non-permanent felt tip pen, then use electrical insulation tape to fill in the shape.
Be warned, these templates block out tons of the light. Take care if night driving in the rain on back roads.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:47 PM
The beam pattern on UK cars is designed to illuminate the nearside kerb/gutter and directly ahead so when driving on the continent the nearside light becomes the offside and would be pointing directly at oncoming traffic.
If you buy beam adaptors from car parts shops then most of them are only a plastic film anyway.
It used to be that most UK car headlights had the area to be masked off pre marked on the lens anyway.
When i was based in Germany I always used electrical tape and never had a problem.
Of course the other option is to buy European lenses and swap them over, but that's only worth it if you are exporting the car or spending extended time on the continent.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:59 PM
im sure ive read this somewhere but cant remmember on what car.
Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:32 PM
Why beam correctors produce a crap light coverage but are still a legal requirement in Europe -
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