23 Apr '16, 12am

The best and worst of automotive headlights.

The best and worst of automotive headlights.

I've found that the halogen projectors on my 2016 Mazda CX-3 do a poor job at illuminating the periphery along the road side, making it hard to spot critters in the ditch when driving in rural areas. Also, I've found that I have to be more cautious going into turns than I did in my old 2005 Mazda 6. The light doesn't project into the turn as much as they did on my old car. The light cut-off is so sharp now on all of these projector lamps, regardless of bulb type. I tend to prefer having fog lights on my cars because I really enjoy the very low projection angle and close range light coverage which helps illuminate underserved areas that the head lamps don't cover well. They also usually have a wider beam which helps provide some illumination going into turns or spotting curbs in dark parking lots, and even seeing lane markers better on wet pavement at night. There are times...

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