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Old 09-30-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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Eagle eye tailights too bright

So I've come to the conclusion that my tailights are really bright and blinding people when I brake. In your guys opinion should I smoke my tailights? With film or spray? Thanks
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They're bright because the pattern over the leds is not uniform and allows the light to bleed through directly.
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So I've come to the conclusion that my tailights are really bright and blinding people when I brake. In your guys opinion should I smoke my tailights? With film or spray? Thanks
That's good. You can blind the people with HIDs. This way, they blind you and you blind them.

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That's good. You can blind the people with HIDs. This way, they blind you and you blind them.

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Lol. Yeah I hate when ricers and trucks blind me with their headlights, especially since I have the anti glare side mirrors. I think I'm going with the film and just cover the brake light area. Anyone have experience with the lamin-x tailight films? Looking into that, and how dark should I go? Thanks guys
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Update: never mind the tint idea, my friend reassured me that it's not too bright and plus I have a black car. It's the only thing that keeps me visible at night also increases visibility during the day.
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