The other evening. riding home from work after sunset, I came to an intersection and stopped for a red light. There is a slight incline to the road at this intersection that causes one's headlights to shine upwards into the eyes of anyone facing you at the same red light directly across the intersection. It works both ways as their lights are shining in my eyes.
I run the stock bulbs in the low beams and a pair of TrailTech SC4 HID's mounted down low by the calipers. These were on at the time...no high beam. The stock low beams are aimed according to factory specs and the HID's are purposely aimed low to avoid annoying oncoming traffic.
So, I'm sitting at this light, after a long day at work, anxious to get home to dinner with the fam, when the car across from me starts flashing his high beams repeatedly. I'm not sure if he was reacting to the HID's or simply the very good stock dual low beams on the RT, both of which he was getting full-face.
Given my mood, tired and anxious, it pissed me off that this guy flashing me did not recognize that it was the incline of the road causing the problem, so rather than try to be courteous and switch off the HID's, I left them on in defiance. As the light turned green he swtiches on his high-beams and gives me a blast as he passes, leaving me with spots in front of my eyes. I did the same.
Road rage with photons? What should I have done?