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gscrazy 03-03-2019 06:49 PM

Underwhelmed by LED headlights
 
I'm in NYC and tonight was the first time I drove my Q7 at night while it was snowing and the ground was wet. The LED headlights were abysmal. I could barely see the road. My 20 year old sedan with HID headlights lit the road better than the Q7.

Anyone have similar experience with their Q7's LED headlights? Anyway to upgrade them/make them brighter. FYI, I have already adjusted the level so that it lights the road further as mentioned in another thread.

RJC 1 03-03-2019 07:27 PM

Do you have the aux lights activated, they really help light up the sides of the road

gscrazy 03-03-2019 07:30 PM


Originally Posted by RJC 1 (Post 25284639)
Do you have the aux lights activated, they really help light up the sides of the road

I did but it's the road in front of me that looks like it's barely lit.

RJC 1 03-03-2019 07:36 PM


Originally Posted by gscrazy (Post 25284640)

I did but it's the road in front of me that looks like it's barely lit.

Maybe the brighter light of the LEDs is creating more reflection on the water/snow/ice than the HiD's?

gscrazy 03-03-2019 07:39 PM


Originally Posted by RJC 1 (Post 25284643)
Maybe the brighter light of the LEDs is creating more reflection on the water/snow/ice than the HiD's?

thanks for the reply but I don't get why there might be more reflection?

RJC 1 03-03-2019 07:44 PM


Originally Posted by gscrazy (Post 25284644)

thanks for the reply but I don't get why there might be more reflection?

the more/brighter the light, the more reflection especially from icy/snowy/wet surfaces

gscrazy 03-03-2019 07:46 PM


Originally Posted by RJC 1 (Post 25284646)
the more/brighter the light, the more reflection especially from icy/snowy/wet surfaces

I see. I don't have an issue with the light reflecting back and causing glare though. The area that is supposed to be lit just looks like it's dark.

RJC 1 03-03-2019 08:14 PM


Originally Posted by gscrazy (Post 25284647)

I see. I don't have an issue with the light reflecting back and causing glare though. The area that is supposed to be lit just looks like it's dark.

If the light is indeed being reflected, it wont illuminate properly

dohturdima 03-04-2019 03:11 AM

I agree with the OP that the Q7 headlights (lo beam) are too dim (drove through the same NYC snowstorm yesterday). My 11 year old G35x has HID lights that are much brighter. I still haven't done the adjustment though so don't know how much an improvement in brightness it will offer.

gscrazy 03-04-2019 04:20 AM


Originally Posted by dohturdima (Post 25284691)
I agree with the OP that the Q7 headlights (lo beam) are too dim (drove through the same NYC snowstorm yesterday). My 11 year old G35x has HID lights that are much brighter. I still haven't done the adjustment though so don't know how much an improvement in brightness it will offer.

I did the adjustment and it's honestly about the same, especially for city driving.

Let me know what your experience is after the adjustment.


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