A member of the Bike Forums.net rando sub-forum wanted photographic proof that symetric bike lights where more blinding than a vehicle’s head lights so I took these photos this morning.
Dinottes are far more blinding than two full size pick truck head lights. The truck is actually emitting far more light than the Dinottes, but this light is aimed down at the road so I can drive safely at 120kph on a pitch dark highway. Aimed this way the light doesn’t bother oncoming traffic.
Both sets of light are blinding and quite irritating. Note that the Dinottes hold their own against a full size pick up truck with its lights on high beam.
B&M Ixon IQ and F150 on low beam – both sets of lights are clearly visible to oncoming traffic, but neither are blinding and both sets of lights put the majority of their output where it’s actually useful – on the road.