The bottom part of the reflector does produce the most upward glare, which not only bothers oncoming drivers, but also produces veiling glare for you, in all but the most perfect atmospheric conditions. The other glare is to the left side that affects oncoming traffic. Excess light reflected from the right side of the bulb will affect oncoming drivers.
Re: Re: Re: Which part of reflector produces glare?
July 6 2003, 1:00 PM
It varies with the headlamp reflector design, but every factory D2R application I've seen has at least a frontal glare shield, with some wraparound on the sides, top & bottom. If you look at a D2R capsule and its masking, you'll see that the arc portion is still pretty much exposed.