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Advice on brighter car headlights?

I just replaced my 1995 300zx turbo's burned-out headlights with some cheap factory 9006 bulbs and can barely see anything at night. I don't want to get HIDs but would like to find a headlight that actually illuminates the road and makes driving safer. I've narrowed it down to three options: Philips X-treme Vision, Philips HIR2 9012, or Sylvania SilverStar Ultra (which I may rule out, because apparently they burn out really quickly). Does anyone have any advice on these, or any other suggestions? I do plan to clean out the headlights as well, if there's anything to clean out.
posted by roxie110 on Feb 25, 2015 - 6 answers

How do I become a better night-time driver?

I HATE driving at night. Oncoming moving headlights bother my eyes, and I feel less confident in my depth perception. How do I get better at it? [more inside]
posted by telepanda on Dec 2, 2014 - 29 answers

road safety snafus

I have been driving a lot more these days and have come across rather curious situations on the road, involving pedestrians and abandoned / malfunctioning vehicles. Wondering who would be at fault if something were to happen. [more inside]
posted by ditto75 on Dec 7, 2012 - 22 answers

Headlight vocabulary?

What are common courtesy signals for driving at night on highways? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Nov 13, 2006 - 27 answers

Hard to gauge speeds at night. Inattention, illusion, or visual deficit?

Is there any sort of recognised optical illusion or visual deficit that can make it hard to realize that a vehicle is stationary? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2006 - 17 answers

Best elevated city views by car

I'm taking a road trip through New England with my shortwave radio. I want a spot to perch with my car and do some long-distance nighttime listening with a beautiful elevated view, preferably overlooking a city. (Certain restrictions apply.) Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Aug 5, 2005 - 10 answers

How do I stay awake whilst driving through the night?

OK, I know how to stay awake all night if I'm at home or working, but what if I'm driving? [more inside]
posted by snowgoon on Jun 29, 2005 - 29 answers

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