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Comment Re:The UK has lighted signs (Score 1) 184 184

It's the same system used on EU and US models of BMW's.

That's a bit of an oversimplification. Each EU country has its own headlight approval process and associated code. So saying that you have EU headlights is pretty meaningless. Or a sales pitch by the US dealer squeezing a few exta bucks out of suckers for something Yuropeean.

If you are getting flashed a lot, it could be because the leveling system which is required in many ECE countries but optional* in the USA is inoperative.

*The USA used to actually disable leveling systems on imports, including my Porsche H4 headlamps.

Comment Re:The UK has lighted signs (Score 1) 184 184

Only if it's a jalopy. Each headlight (low beam) is biased to the right. But there is no difference in pattern between right and left lamps. Some vehicles still have interchangable right/left lamp assemblies and there is no difference in part number between the two sides.

Comment Re:It's really not much fun... (Score 1) 184 184

This is why my home driveway and front walk are illuminated.

As a side benefit, my outside lighting is on motion detectors. And its not the typical home improvement PIR detector and two floodlamps setup. So the 'bad guys' walking up and seeing the lights come on at night don't associate them with an automatic switch (confirmed by some interesting clips from my security cams).

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