took some pics of my pattern, which i am frankly not really thrilled about.
- 97 stock headlight housings
- DDM tuning 55w 6000k H4 (single mode, no high beam option) HID kit
i already had to replace the first set of bulbs since one color shifted prematurely. i am very careful installing them, they admitted fault and replaced them under warranty. the previous bulbs had a more distinct cutoff but the new bulbs have a difference in shield design (crappier) hence the glare you see below.
low beam only
high beam only, since i have a single H4 kit, the low beam HID bulb turns off and the separate halogen high beam turns on. usually the high beam filament on the H4 turns on in addition to the separate high beam.
against the wall at 20ft (sorry my camera focused on the windshield instead). you can see there is actually a left flare which results in glare to on-coming traffic! i get flashed every now and then usually at dark roads when there is only me and the other car in passing.
again, with a different ISO setting.
results: due to improper bulb shielding the light is scattered to on-coming traffic. also since i am running a 55w kit (vs the normal 35w kit) i get more lumens to the road however at times i feel it's too bright (gasp!) but yes it actually strains my eyes more than i would like. if you are always driving dark roads, it's a good kit but around city driving where light and traffic abound, it may be overkill.