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Re: Xenon headlight and SmartBeam

Smartbeam in the Jeep though awesome is not quite as advanced as in this video, especially not the last part of the video. I use it all the time and I find it works flawlessly, the only complaint I would have is that it is very slightly over-sensitive but I guess that's not a bad thing.
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Re: Xenon headlight and SmartBeam

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The zenons are either on low or high beams, without any in-between brightness setting. Both beam settings are bright, with a very clean white colour.

so is there a way to make them brighter especially the high beams?
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Re: Xenon headlight and SmartBeam

i just notice that both of my projectors have some king of dirt on them looks like peanut butter or mustard color the drivers is nickel size the passenger side looks like some on cleaned it and the smear is still there would this cause the lights to have lower brightness?
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Re: Xenon headlight and SmartBeam

I was surprised how well they perform, although as already detailed there are more advanced technologies in the works. From comments in another thread I thought we would want to raise the reference angle slightly, but ours appears to be set just right for maximizing low-beam range without causing excess blinding.

That said, the auto dim does keep the low beam in use slightly more than I would manually, but it's more than good enough even for a high-beam nut like me.

The low-beam cutoff is sharp, of course, thanks to the shutters. Consumer Reports gripes about sharp-cutoff low beams, but you can't beat 'em in fog. Maybe Ralph Nader refuses to drive in fog.
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Re: Xenon headlight and SmartBeam

SmartBeam is right up there with Adaptive Cruise for making my driving experience a whole lot easier. With less to "think" about on the road, I can spend more of my attention cycle (such as it is) on scanning for "threats" e.g. deer, dogs, dopey cyclists, drunks. . .
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Re: Xenon headlight and SmartBeam

Mine hasn't been working great lately. Sometimes it will activated auto high beams when the stalk is pushed and other times it will just turn on the high beams with the stalk. I have even pulled over checked the EVIC, auto high beams are checked, but it won't activate, just gives me old fashion way of using high beams. Then I can restart the car and it will activate with the stalk like normal. I'll bring it up the next time at the dealers.
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Re: Xenon headlight and SmartBeam

I wanna upgrade my 2011 grand cherokee limited hid headlights...does anyone know if they come wit 6000k or 8000k
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