- Sep 3, 2007
I have a 2017 220d with standard headlights (no LED/ Xenon). I do a lot of lane driving when travelling to my office, and in the winter months, the light dispersion from the headlights is pretty useless. I upgraded the bulbs to new ones that are supposed to be 150% brighter, but they actually seem even worse. When on the lanes in the dark, the headlight dispersion gives me what looks like a about 10 yards in front of the car, and about the width of the road. Very poor in comparison to my other car which gives is at least double that and hits way past the verge on both sides of the road. With High beams on, the GLA lights up the road like daylight. I wondered if the wrong bulbs had been changed, i.e. the new brighter bulbs put in the high beam lights. Yesterday, I stopped in a lane with the main beam on, and looking from the front, they do seem very bright, so I'm wondering why they don't seem to be very bright from a driving perspective? Anyone else suffer from this, or have any ideas to improve the light dispersion? Thanks.