Hello All.. Assalamo Alaikum... I have a problem regarding the headlights of my car, 2010 model Honda Civic. Recently purchased this car and extremely disappointed with the lights.
The problem is, the low+ high beam is very very dim. The maximum throw is around 40 meters when on rural roads (high + low both). And in cities, the road is barely visible at a distance of 5 meter (on only low beam). I went for bulb check, alignment of headlights, fuse check everything. Everything is working fine but the low beam is extremely dim. My daily drive is in Islamabad/Pindi (pedestrians, animals etc) and it is almost impossible to go beyond 40 kmph at night time.
I have been searching Pakwheels + other indian and international forums for the last 2 months. But the more I searched, the more I got confused.
I am looking for a long range 100+ meter low beam, and a bright one. Because I dont want to hit any person or end up hitting a pothole at 100+ kmph on highways, as I use this car for Islamabad - Karachi tours . Furthermore, I also dont want to '' blind'' or inconvenience the incoming drivers.
Please suggest me what should I do. I have three options in mind.
- Install a 4300 kelvin or lower temperature HID bulb in the low beam housing? Because I observed that the low beam bulb has a single filament and it's the housing that is designed to give low beam (I may be wrong - I am not so sure). So I thought I might use a yellowish-white or white HID in the low-beam housing and aim it a little higher for long distance.
If this can work, suggest me some good HID 9006 bulbs for this temperature range, and any shops in Islamabad.
HID Projector headlamps ? Too costly for me at the moment. But any suggestions will be much appreciated and will surely look into them once the budget permits. I read that they dont illuminate the road at a long distance on low beam. A pakwheeler had those on his Civic and the low beam was illuminating 70-80 meter. But due to sharp bright blue light and sudden cutoff, only the road was visible. Everything just beyond the road was dark. The contrast made it worse. I am looking for yellow or white light because it make road and roadside transition easy on the eyes.
Any good stock halogen lamps? I consulted some people and they said no stock bulb is going to work. Just HID in high beam will help you.
I rarely use high beam, so please kindly help me.
P.S. Sorry for the mistakes. This is my first ever forum post, so dont know the rules.