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Alright so im searching for projectors for my 98 S70, and i found a seller, now i have the seller trying to tell me there is a difference between RHD drive volvo headlights and LHD volvo headlights, as far as i know, headlights are headlights and makes no difference if you sit in the middle of the car and drive or on either side, now my question is, Is there any difference in products or no?<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by King at 1:06 PM 4-8-2009</i>
 

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Re: Difference in RHD and LHD Headlights? (King)

The light output pattern is different. You light will blind upcoming traffic.<p><A HREF="http://www.nicoclub.com/articles.php?id=279159" TARGET="_blank">http://www.nicoclub.com/articles.php?id=279159</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Papa_Kirlo at 9:46 AM 4-9-2009</i>
 

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I run E code lenses. you will NOT blind on coming traffic, you just have to re aim your lights after installing them. However, if you hack up your head lights to install HID's you would have to re aim it anyway.
 

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im not gettin HID's right now im just getting the projector lens housing units, and the seller distinguished about RHD and LHD, the housing comes with no bulbs no nothing, just the bucket pretty much, now would their be a difference in the housing itself or i just gotta realign it after?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ViriiGuy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I run E code lenses. you will NOT blind on coming traffic, you just have to re aim your lights after installing them. However, if you hack up your head lights to install HID's you would have to re aim it anyway.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I beg to differ. ( With E-codes, especially! )<br>The OP is refering to Left Hand or Right Hand drive options.<br>For example, a LH E-code throws like this __/ __/.<br>The intent, as I understand it, is to help light the right side of the road, signs, etc.<br>RH would be like this: \__ \__ . <br>If you're in the right lane, you would SERIOUSLY tick off oncoming drivers!<p>So in answer to the OP? Yes...It matters.<p>Here's some over the top detail using LH E-code examples.<p><A HREF="http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/aim/aim.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.danielsternlighting....html</A><p>Have a look at the images towards the bottom of the page<br>and imagine the mirror image...Bad Berries... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>That said, I <I>really</I> like my E-codes (LH <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> ). Much better than DOT! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><br>But for long range driving lights, you'll still need something better. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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Re: Difference in RHD and LHD Headlights? (King)

Don't do it, there is a very good reason RDH lights are illegal in a LHD car.<br>RHD lenses are designed to illuminate people standing on the sidewalk - on the left. This puts the beam right in the eyes of oncoming drivers in a LHD car. <p>You can simulate this experience buy parking a car on the wrong side (right side) of the street facing you, and driving by it in another car (when it is dark outside of course). You'll immediately see why it is so dangerous.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by ss60 at 10:08 AM 4-9-2009</i>
 

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My bad then.. I did not realize there were lhd and rhd E-code lenses. I just assumed that they were all rhd. But I have tested m E-codes nd they do not blind on coming traffic. Plus I can see much clearer with them.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ViriiGuy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My bad then.. I did not realize there were lhd and rhd E-code lenses. I just assumed that they were all rhd. But I have tested m E-codes nd they do not blind on coming traffic. Plus I can see much clearer with them.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>They still make them for those several million people that drive on the 'wrong' side of the road in England (and it's colonies).
 

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<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I gotta get myself over there one of these days and drive on the wrong side <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Now is a great time to go, the British Pound is very low in value so things cost way less then they normally do (due to the exchange rate).
 

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Unfortunately, The Canadian Dollar is down as well. Plus business is while very very busy.. still down considerably. Maybe next summer <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> This summer's fun money is save for an 01-05 V70 T5 or an 04-05 V70 R <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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