With daylight savings time nearing an end, my evening commute will soon be carried out in the dark. I'm thinking about upgrading my lights this year, and have been intrigued by the possibility of using an HID system.
After reviewing previous discussions about HID lights, I am uncertain about whether this would be a good idea. On the one hand, I've read that HID lights do a good job of getting other drivers' attention, and can prompt them to leave plenty of room for the mysterious vehicle they see approaching. That part sounds great. On the other hand, I've read an occasional comment to the effect that HID lights may be too bright to use safely on roads. I've seen a few stories about drivers honking or flashing their brights, apparently blinded by the HID light's intensity. That part does not appeal to me.
In short, I like the idea of being highly visible to rush-hour traffic, but do not like the idea of blinding everyone around me. I live in a city, so there are a lot of other people around whose interests I feel I should take into consideration. What do you think: are HID lights too bright to use in city traffic? Is there some way of adjusting their position so as to make them less irritating to others?