By the way, we’ll talk about him, about the world. We bring in a duel “old” and “new” headlights: traditional with halogen lamps and the ever-growing “xenon”.

A serious disadvantage of xenon headlights is the high price. For example, the owner of a Volkswagen-Tuareg for blue and white light, near and far, will have to pay an extra $ 1, 000 (plus 300 if there are no washers). It is noticeable even for those who pay more than 50 thousand "green" for a car. Maybe the advantages of "xenon" will more than cover such costs?


"Oh! Come back, I'm not on purpose, ”he didn’t even intend to blink, and the“ nine ”coming in front seemed to be blown away by the wind in the right lane. Now I’ve tried on myself how the “xenon” can increase the average speed - they don’t run away from the “Tuareg” with ordinary headlights. I would like to think that this is not the only advantage of the “cool” light, for which considerable sums are laid out …


It’s good in winter: days are short, nights are long - there is a place for “xenon” to turn around. The photos eloquently speak about the advantages of the new world - bright blue headlights shine brighter than the halogen and grab a wider piece of road from the dark. As for the subjective sensations: in the dark with "xenon" you feel calmer. Although you should not go faster - the far boundaries of the light beam are the same as with conventional headlights, otherwise blinded oncoming drivers will blink indignantly. By the way, let’s try and the farthest - the difference is also noticeable.


The morning snowstorm forced to work with new forces - it’s a sin to miss the weather suitable for comparison. How do Tuaregs feel in a snow trail from a car in front? It was worth a dozen meters behind the lead, halogen headlights are useless in a white veil. What about xenon? A miracle did not happen - and in this situation he is powerless.


True, on the long dynamometer road of the landfill, the photographer was the first to catch the approaching headlights with white-blue light in the viewfinder. Only after some time a gray body of another Tuareg appeared from the snowy veil and only then its yellowish halogens. It was just right to complete the tests on this, conferring victory on the convenient, albeit expensive, xenon light. But…

And from our window?

Still, it is worth taking a look at the novelty through the eyes of the oncoming driver - we take fire on ourselves. It turns out that claims about the dangers of "xenon" for others … are exaggerated. Oncoming cars with yellow and white-blue light cause the same emotions if the headlights are correctly adjusted: neither halogen, nor xenon with a correctly working beam position corrector do not blind. But in the main beam there is a difference - “xenon” is perceived more sharply. Therefore, it is better to switch to the near one not for the prescribed traffic rules of 150 m, but a little earlier, without waiting until you are asked about it.

It is difficult to catch the difference when the headlights appear in the rear-view mirror: halogen and xenon dazzle approximately the same. The situation is simply corrected by switching the mirror to night mode. By the way, in many cars the picture darkens without assistance. Then no rays are scary.

But if at least one of the headlights is not adjusted or “pseudoxenon” is installed on the car, it’s just powerful bulbs with blue flasks … There is a guarantee that blinding the oncoming driver! However, the intruder, as a rule, is seen worse than even with the usual, but correctly exposed light.


Of course, xenon headlights are not without drawbacks, but to ride with them is still safer than with ordinary light. Are they worth the money? In my opinion, investments in security always bring generous dividends. It is better to invest in branded “bright” headlights than on meaningless (and sometimes even unsafe!) Plastic body kit or applications for the dashboard “wood-like” or “carbon”. Do not agree? Then try this: "xenon" - it is fashionable and beautiful. May beauty save the world.