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Posted: 09/28/19 03:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gary,

Toothpaste will clean the lenses. It is temporary, but so are the commercial cleaners.


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I suspect your headlights are sealed beam glass...at least my 2008 Super Duty still have factory sealed beams. Your option would be to swap out the headlight assembly for an aftermarket LED, replace your sealed beams with a better sealed beam (ie Sylvania ExtraVision) or add supplemental lighting.

You have to be careful with aftermarket LEDs as the cheaper ones do cause radio interference or have poor light distribution. I have quality aftermarket LED bulbs in my F-250 and have them adjusted down. The cut off is great and I don't get flashed and the truck passes state inspection. I've asked several police in the department I work for (I'm the city mechanic) and the consensus I got was they don't write headlight tickets unless you have one out or you are using supplemental lighting (light bars, driving lights) as your primary lights instead of your headlights.


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Some very good responses. People don’t realize that when they replace their halogen bulb with an LED, the light housing isn’t designed to work well with LED’s resulting in blinding the oncoming traffic. Most don’t aim their lights, either.


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amxpress wrote:

Some very good responses. People don’t realize that when they replace their halogen bulb with an LED, the light housing isn’t designed to work well with LED’s resulting in blinding the oncoming traffic. Most don’t aim their lights, either.




I replaced my headlights with LED's . All that was required was to find a wall and re adjust the lights. On the Ford chassis there are NO adjustments for side to side only up and down. Since I replaced my headlights to LED's I have not had anyone "flash" at me.
The upgrades are easy to install and work well. They fit exactly as they are supposed to in the housing.You tube video shows the purchased exactly how to install them.

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Turn on the headlights at night and open the hood. Are the back of the headlamps glowing? If so your reflectors have degraded and some of the generated light is shining in the wrong direction >> out the back instead of the front where it is then degraded by the yellow lens. If cleaning/polishing the yellow lens doesn't help, the only fix is replacing the headlamps. They are available online most of the usual FLAPS, Ebay, Amazon, etc.

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If your eyes are not what they once were. Go to an eye surgeon and see if you need cataract removal.

I waited way too long to have that done. It makes things back to normal driving. Plus you can see things in front of you with a strong light behind it.


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