My daily commute is actually a nightly commute ...
Through rural roads.
When the animals are creepin and the bad guys are peepin...
The lights are great, But I can actually see people struggling to see the road in front of them when I am coming towards them. I've had people just about stop.
I don't subscribe to the theory of brighter is better....
I don't like it when some punk in his Honda civic has HID and LED lights brighter than shay stadium ...
so I try to treat people like I would like to be treated.
Since putting the amber covers on, I don't get people flashing me anymore... and I can still see beyond my stock headlight.
I also run them during the day. And they do help.
People DO see you coming.
just not in an obnoxious fashion.
but folks still do comment how bright they are.
That said, I also run 45K HI /LOW beam HID's
I always cut the high beam as soon as I see someone coming...
and since the low beam is ALWAYS on, it's not a big deal if it takes a second or 2 for the Hi beam to reach full steam again.
what I'd really like to do is get a 12" Rigid LED light bar and mount it on my luggage rack.... $$$$
For the asshats that are behind me with the HI BEAMS on.