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Is there a required adjustment for the driver side headlight inorder to
minimize the glare for an approaching vehicle?

Here in our place, some vehicles have very high glare "nakaka-bulag"
headlights. Is it a "universal sign" to make a "hi-low" with your lights
to warn the approaching vehicle?
 

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in my case, i usually flash my headlights to oncoming vehicles who have hi-beam. if they do not low their beam as they past by, i honk at them longer until they pass my van.

yup, usually you should flash your lights to oncoming vehicles but never to high beam as well to get back at the driver. :D so far there is no incident in the road regarding flashing lights and high beams.
 

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me, i flash my hi-beams for a fraction of a second maybe 2 or 3 times.... sometimes you'll get a response, but some drivers are too thick..:huh:
 

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You mean thick face or "baga'g nawong", hehehe.
Yeah, I agree with you, some drivers are hard headed or
just merely playing dumb. Like you I also flash high beam for
1 second just to let them know "how it feels" to be
glared by 100W Super White Halogen bulbs. I even heard some
new motorcycle drivers adjust their hi-beams to actually focus
on the approaching drivers face . . . just to get back to those
hard headed ones. At any rate, we should be careful with this
type of scenario & succumb to slowing down until we can clearly
see the road.

Still I think some drivers are "unaware" that their lights aren't adjusted.
 

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Halogen Bulb

gnm593 said:
pwede ba palitan ang headlight ng mga zuki natin to lets say a halogen bulbs?
Absolutely! Actually when I bought my unit 11 months ago, it's already
equipped with size H4 Halogen bulb, but not yet Super white.
There are other color variations for you to choose, available at
most auto.shops.

Any experience about "nakakabulag na headlights" ther in your place??
 

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@bruce li:ahhh saw your pic in one of the site sa cebu.but sino kaya ang maka-install nito? pwede ba mga mekaniko?

pareho lang tayo ng lugar,cebu din ako.i have experienced this with a speeding white pajero,talagang nakakabulag yung headlight nya busina ako ng busina at flash ako ng flash sa headlight ko walang response,ang liit pa naman ng kalye.kaya nag menor nalang ako,takot ako baka ma head-on collision eh.kasama ko pa naman pamilya ko.kaya pag naka halogen na ako patay yun sa akin.(joke lang)
 

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gnm593 said:
@bruce li:ahhh saw your pic in one of the site sa cebu.but sino kaya ang maka-install nito? pwede ba mga mekaniko?

pareho lang tayo ng lugar,cebu din ako.i have experienced this with a speeding white pajero,talagang nakakabulag yung headlight nya busina ako ng busina at flash ako ng flash sa headlight ko walang response,ang liit pa naman ng kalye.kaya nag menor nalang ako,takot ako baka ma head-on collision eh.kasama ko pa naman pamilya ko.kaya pag naka halogen na ako patay yun sa akin.(joke lang)
You're right, got this from a link in this forum, it's Cebuano forum
I suppose 'coz all of them were using the Bisaya dialect just like us.
Actually it's very easy to install, but honestly the first time I let
the mechanic install it while I watched. From then on, I'm the one
changing my busted Halogen lights, "tipid pa sa bayad", hehe.
I gave him P50 the first time I have it changed.

Sorry, I remember, you're the one from North Cebu. . . am I right???
Quite confused 'coz you have the new avatar plus the astig signature,
hehehe. . .

I have experienced that also, (many times actually) the driver isn't
"sensitive" enough to understand what our flashes mean. I did the same
thing, "menor" then wait 'til he passes by, tsk, tsk, tsk. . .

It's quite dangerous to drive without seeing the road. There might be
someone lying on the road ("lasingero") . . .

Scaryyyy . . . .! ! !
 

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actually, the head lights on most RHD to LHD converted vehicles are left biased lights, you would need to change them to LHD head lights which are right-biased to minimize glare to on-coming vehicles.. Headlights are biased to illuminate road side signs while in Low-Beam.
 

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Some drivers never bothered to lower there lights no matter how you give signals by flashing because they have magic super dark tint, unless you have fog lamps installed maybe they think of lowering lights for you.
 

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This seems funny guys, but here in Cebu & Balamban, most vehicles who won't lower
their head lights (based on my actual experience) are Zuki multicab owners. ???
A joke came to my mind that some multicab drivers are wives of foreigners living
here in the Phils. & would parade their Zukis at night in hi-beam, not knowing the
danger it would bring to fellow motorist. Usually, male foreigners buy the Zuki
multicab for their pinay wives because it's cheap & easy to handle.

Another funny thing I usually hear when we see other violations by fellow drivers,
we usually say, "maybe this guy haven't undergone seminar", but unfortunately
some of us here including myself haven't undergone that seminar also. We are only
given exams on road safety at driving license exams but they never really explain
these things. Well, some of us are lucky to have companies who sponsor Safety
Driving / Defensive driving seminars, but how about those ordinary tricycle, jeepney
drivers who can't afford a seminar or don't have access to internet or free company
safe driving seminars?

How about we include the Safe driving seminar in our EB's?
 

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This seems funny guys, but here in Cebu & Balamban, most vehicles who won't lower
their head lights (based on my actual experience) are Zuki multicab owners. ???
A joke came to my mind that some multicab drivers are wives of foreigners living
here in the Phils. & would parade their Zukis at night in hi-beam, not knowing the
danger it would bring to fellow motorist. Usually, male foreigners buy the Zuki
multicab for their pinay wives because it's cheap & easy to handle.

Another funny thing I usually hear when we see other violations by fellow drivers,
we usually say, "maybe this guy haven't undergone seminar", but unfortunately
some of us here including myself haven't undergone that seminar also. We are only
given exams on road safety at driving license exams but they never really explain
these things. Well, some of us are lucky to have companies who sponsor Safety
Driving / Defensive driving seminars, but how about those ordinary tricycle, jeepney
drivers who can't afford a seminar or don't have access to internet or free company
safe driving seminars?

How about we include the Safe driving seminar in our EB's?
the seminar idea is really great. we start it with our selfs first then maybe we could conduct a free seminar to multicab jeepney drivers coz here on my area, some drivers don't have undergone seminar basing on the way they drive.

pls. do support our club and let's make it grow.visit clubsuzukiph.tk
 

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In the USA, I also drive a Ford pickup, fairly high on 17" wheels with driving lights on at night when applicable. The drivers I hate are the ones who wait until the last minute, then flash their high beams at you. If someone flashes once or twice to tell me they think I have high beams on, I have no problem with that. I flip mine once or twice back at them and we go on. But those who wait until the last 100 yards and turn on everything they've got are cowards.

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Discussion Starter #20 (Edited)
It's good to know some drivers are also sensitive on these simple
matters. Here in Cebu we also find it "blinding" to approach a bus
or truck with headlights nearly at eye level of smaller vehicles like
our Zukis, esp. when they're on hi beam. Luckily, most truck drivers
here in our place are sensitive & would even "dim" their lights on
passing smaller vehicles.
 
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