posted by jblack on 07/04/2005 14:00:25
Sorry if it's been asked before but the bloody search keeps timing out[
Anyone know why?
The DOT made it compulsary for all Xenon equipped cars to have headlamp washers fitted as standard.
Their reasoning behind this is that Xenon lamps produce much more light that conventional lights, and if it were dirty, then the light reflected off the dirty glass could cause danger to other road users.
What makes it so pointless is:
Dirty headlamps, shining light poorly could happen on any car, not just one with Xenons.
Headlamp washer jets dont do F-all. so 2bob to the idea that they keep the glass clean
A popular misconception is that Xenon lights get so hot, that they need cooling down with a spray of water every so often [