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Old 08-17-2008, 10:09 PM   #1
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headlights . . .

so i just recently replaced my headlight bulbs [i put in piaa xtream whites and i HIGHLY recomend them] and i oticed this little plastic piece that goes infront of the light bulb inside the headlight houseing. i also saw that it had a tinny little torx screw holdin it in. i was wondering if my headlights would be any brighter [or maybe even not as bright] if i was to take this thing out? any help is appreciated
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that little piece of plastic is there so you don't blind every body when you're driving down the road. the light that comes out of your headlights is the light hits the reflector behind the bulb, hence the term "direct reflect". removing that piece of plastic would turn your headlights into high beams only.
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^^^ IT would not make them a full time bright.

Your birghts on your car are only activated by supplying more power to the bulb. Thus the dual wattage rating on your bulb. What that "plastic" correct term shield does is stop direct light from being thrown and the light reflects of the back of your housing. Removing this piece would require the aid of a projector in order to have the light thrown in such a fashion that there is such a shield but in a "projected" style rather than reflected.

In other words, unless your looking for alot of trouble from cops and drivers DO NOT remove the bulb shield.

Bye the way it's metal not plastic. Plastic would melt./
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i guess i wasn't too far off-
(but i knew it would blind people, hehe)
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by the way tyler there was a magazine called focus fanatics but as far as i know its no longer printed
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