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Old 11-01-2017, 07:29 PM   #1
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Default Night visibility in moderate snow (91-96) s series

Wondering if anyone has any ideas about dealing with visibility in anything more than light snow.

sc1 has factory driving lights but are rusted out. The glare/uplighting on the snow above the hood is almost impossible to see through. Thought about putting something over the headlight to block the "up lighting". Tried duct tape, no effect.

Anyone have any suggestions? Seems the wedge shape of the lens is the problem.

thanks in advance.

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Old 11-01-2017, 08:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: Night visibility in moderate snow (91-96) s series

If you're running standard bulbs, I'd guess you might have an aiming problem...

Is it OK on low beam??

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Old 11-01-2017, 09:56 PM   #3
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Default Re: Night visibility in moderate snow (91-96) s series

I was going to check it tonight, but had to Kroil the adjusters. No movement on the pax side maybe two turns on drivers.

I'll let them sit 'til tomorrow.

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Old 11-01-2017, 09:58 PM   #4
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Default Re: Night visibility in moderate snow (91-96) s series

To answer your question, low beams are bad, highs are blinding in moderate to heavy snow like yesterday morning

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Default Re: Night visibility in moderate snow (91-96) s series

Search for HIR bulbs that may work to throw more light in low beam setups. The only other alternative is custom HID lighting where buying either projector light housings and gutting part of the stock light housing to fit or buying complete light assemblies with projector light housings to replace yours and use HID lamps. Do not attempt to use HID lights in stock light housings - they simply turn your low beams into instant high beams and blind everyone. Projector light housings have a metal cutoff plate inside them to cutoff the upper beam from blinding opposing traffic. HIDs are designed to fit in projector light housings, not Saturn reflector light housings.

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Old 11-02-2017, 08:48 AM   #6
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Default Re: Night visibility in moderate snow (91-96) s series

I was just looking at LED fog lights this morning on Amazon.

The headlights on my '98 were properly aimed and the snowfall reflections reduce forward visibility greatly. It's not the amount of light so much as the height. The low beams made it difficult to see. High beams were outright blinding.

I plan on installing the LEDs below bumper level, in the intake area. roughly the location of the fogs, here



My '02 SC2 has fogs at the corner, I need to aim those as well

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