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      That's the pic you should've posted, can't see the detailing in the far away shot.

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      11-01-2017 12:41 PM #53
      I liked the 90's Grand Am headlights, just cause they were different from what others were doing. Squinty lights




      Those Acura, Volvo many lens lights always remind me of:



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      11-01-2017 01:14 PM #54
      I'm biased since I've had each of these cars. TCL will hate these, but I hate TCL opinions, so screw it.

      Aesthetically, the headlights integrated extremely well into the car's styling IMO.

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      11-01-2017 01:28 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by r_fostoria View Post
      The ones on every U.S. market car produced from 1934-1975 look pretty good.

      <IMG>sealed-beam-headlamps.jpg</IMG>

      Agreed. I'll still raise you... city lights.

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      11-01-2017 01:40 PM #56
      In 50 years when all cars on the road are fully autonomous, will there still be a need for headlights? Or will they just be indicator lights so pedestrians can see oncoming traffic?

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      11-01-2017 01:41 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by masa8888 View Post
      In 50 years when all cars on the road are fully autonomous, will there still be a need for headlights? Or will they just be indicator lights so pedestrians can see oncoming traffic?
      Once they're 100% autonomous, no it's not needed really, except for accents.

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      11-01-2017 01:48 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by g-man_ae View Post

      Especially the commonly-found stuck-open-costs-too-much-to-fix variety.

      It is simply emulating the 60 year old driver who is currently trying to whistle at the girls in the cross walk.

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      11-01-2017 01:49 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by TooFitToQuit View Post
      Once they're 100% autonomous, no it's not needed really, except for accents.
      I don't know about that.

      Some of the sensors are visual, aren't they? Not everything shows up in the infrared spectrum, in fact some things hide quite well. I'd imagine it would need visible light as a well for a redundant source for information.
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      11-01-2017 06:36 PM #61
      For some reason I always notice the turn-of-the-millenium MB E-class' headlights.



      Oddly the halogens look better than the later HID replacements.

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      11-01-2017 06:57 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
      Those Acura, Volvo many lens lights always remind me of:



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      11-01-2017 07:30 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by g-man_ae View Post
      For some reason I always notice the turn-of-the-millenium MB E-class' headlights.



      Oddly the halogens look better than the later HID replacements.

      Mercedes-Benz did use D2R hids before going to projectors

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      11-01-2017 10:07 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by CostcoPizza View Post
      That's the pic you should've posted, can't see the detailing in the far away shot.
      My apologies.

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      I liked the 90's Grand Am headlights, just cause they were different from what others were doing. Squinty lights

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      Quote Originally Posted by r_fostoria View Post
      The ones on every U.S. market car produced from 1934-1975 look pretty good.



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      11-02-2017 12:16 AM #68
      these were never available from the factory on this gen


      Quote Originally Posted by g-man_ae View Post
      For some reason I always notice the turn-of-the-millenium MB E-class' headlights.

      Oddly the halogens look better than the later HID replacements.


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      11-02-2017 12:49 AM #69
      I've always liked the VW / Hella LED prototype headlights which never made it into production:




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      11-02-2017 07:48 AM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by mikegilbert View Post
      I've always liked the VW / Hella LED prototype headlights which never made it into production:

      [IMG]https://www.vwvortex.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06led_hella_header.jpg[/IG]

      With a little ingenuity you could convert Q45s to look like this.

    22. 11-02-2017 07:49 AM #72
      The high water mark of headlights in the history of the world:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2Dd3F_yu-8&sns=em


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      11-02-2017 07:52 AM #73
      FWIW we have working laser bulb prototypes on my desk

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      11-02-2017 08:05 AM #74
      While I'm partial to Cibie lamps, they're often expensive and hard to find. So my vote goes to Hella Ellipsoid "Smileys"


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      11-02-2017 08:09 AM #75
      I also liked the Hella/Abt dual rounds for the Mk3 Golf. Or anything Morette


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