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Wondering if anyone else thinks the high beams don't really add any extra "brightness"? Not sure if it's cause of the actual head lights being lower than usual, but they don't really seem to do anything when the high beams are on and I have yet to have someone flash their brights at me when I forget they're on. At best they might make the speed limit and similar signs light up more, but that's it.
 

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HID's or LED's?
To be honest I'm not sure. I'll have to look at the sticker. Only had it about 5wks and just been going back and forth to work with it. I'm in Michigan and work long hours, it's cold and gets dark early so I haven't really had the time to check it out and learn all about the vehicle. I wanna say they look like HID's though.
 

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If they’re hid you could try swapping the bulbs to 5000k, that’s the brightest bulb temp. I swapped in 6000k and they seem brighter than stock. I will agree they’re a little on the dimmer side than past cars I be had. Before the blazer I had an 08 528i bmw with stock hid and those were brighter. Car before that I put in custom FXR projectors and those things lit up the road like daytime.
 

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I see a definite increase in brightness on mine.
Since they sit lower than most SUVs, they can project further, without pointing up in oncoming drivers' eyes. (good design decision)
 

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Wondering if anyone else thinks the high beams don't really add any extra "brightness"? Not sure if it's cause of the actual head lights being lower than usual, but they don't really seem to do anything when the high beams are on and I have yet to have someone flash their brights at me when I forget they're on. At best they might make the speed limit and similar signs light up more, but that's it.
Should check out the DRL adapters I have made and posted in the for sale section. Keeps the DRLs on the high power setting even when the headlights are on. Definitely adds some extra light to the poor headlights.
 

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I just replaced my HID bulbs with lucas lighting H2l D3S. Perfect focus and cutoff of lower beam. Pricey at 300 bucks online directly from them, no sales tax or shipping, but the cheaper ones are risky. They may produce same lumen output, but focus won't be accurate.
 

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Wondering if anyone else thinks the high beams don't really add any extra "brightness"? Not sure if it's cause of the actual head lights being lower than usual, but they don't really seem to do anything when the high beams are on and I have yet to have someone flash their brights at me when I forget they're on. At best they might make the speed limit and similar signs light up more, but that's it.
The reason you don't see any additional brightness from your high beams is because they don't really brighten (like the old dual element headlights). The high beam is actually a shutter opening the entire reflector vs the shutter directing the light to the top of the reflector which in turn cuts the light off at the top thus supposedly not blinding oncoming traffic. I'm surprised no one flashes their brights when you leave yours on. I installed an adapter to keep my DRLs bright to help those piss poor headlights Chevy put on the Blazer. Now folks flash their brights at me even when my low beams are on.
 

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The reason you don't see any additional brightness from your high beams is because they don't really brighten (like the old dual element headlights). The high beam is actually a shutter opening the entire reflector vs the shutter directing the light to the top of the reflector which in turn cuts the light off at the top thus supposedly not blinding oncoming traffic. I'm surprised no one flashes their brights when you leave yours on. I installed an adapter to keep my DRLs bright to help those piss poor headlights Chevy put on the Blazer. Now folks flash their brights at me even when my low beams are on.
So you get flashed….all the time? I asked in another thread and was told no.
 

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I believe only the headlights dim in oncoming traffic if you have your Intellibeam Auto High Beam Assist enabled on the steering wheel, and you have your brights on. The DRL Adapters keep the DRLs bright all the time and do not dim when you turn the headlights on, as they do without the adapters. The minute you put the car in drive, the DRLs light up and stay bright all the time without dimming. The DRLs are not affected by the IAHBA.
 

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I believe only the headlights dim in oncoming traffic if you have your Intellibeam Auto High Beam Assist enabled on the steering wheel, and you have your brights on. The DRL Adapters keep the DRLs bright all the time and do not dim when you turn the headlights on, as they do without the adapters. The minute you put the car in drive, the DRLs light up and stay bright all the time without dimming. The DRLs are not affected by the IAHBA.
OK thanks. I was hoping they also dimmed along with the headlight when the IAHB was enabled.
Not crazy about people having to flash us and not see clearly themselves.
I wonder if the adapter kit guy could make a better kit that does both.
More might be interested.🤔 Maybe not, I'm just more concerned being it's mostly my wifes ride.
Thanks again.:cool:
 

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I know that the gentleman that sells these DRL Adapters on these forums, Konfucius, has two types as it stands right now. The one that I have just affects the DRLs themselves, and the second version keeps the DRLs brighter but also turns on the taillights and the side marker lights on the front quarter panels. That means you'd be driving around all day with all your lights on except the headlights. Some folks like having all their lights on all day. If he were to create a third set, as you've stated, he would probably have to tie the harness into the sensor on the back of the rearview mirror, as that's where the IAHBA gets its feedback to activate the function of the headlights.

You may have just given him a new idea... lol.
 

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This stuff is over my head, but if worthwhile I amagine someone will come up with something, if marketable for them. We'll see.🤞
Well, if anyone can, Konfucius can. He's the one that designed and built the adapters we've been talking about. Personally, I wouldn't want ones that dimmed automatically. Just about every vehicle made today is coming with LED, pure white, headlights. In my opinion, they're all too bright... but I like them. ;)
 
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