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GT-Line. About 25 feet in front and a little to the left (on the left stripe of the road) is a dark V in the headlight field.
All the lights are working and there is nothing on the headlights. Anyone else seeing this?
 

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Just checking to see if it’s just me.

GT-Line. About 25 feet in front and a little to the left (on the left stripe of the road) is a dark V in the headlight field.
All the lights are working and there is nothing on the headlights. Anyone else seeing this?
I just really took note of this a couple nights ago. It's slightly frustrating, makes me feel like the lights need to be adjusted
 

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Nope... All like that. My assumption is, it's to not "blind" oncoming traffic. Slightly to the left for you means driver side for oncoming traffic. Think about it.
 

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Just checking to see if it’s just me.

GT-Line. About 25 feet in front and a little to the left (on the left stripe of the road) is a dark V in the headlight field.
All the lights are working and there is nothing on the headlights. Anyone else seeing this?
Yes, Ive noticed it too, and i quickly see it every night. Kind of annoying.
 

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Yeah, mine is the same. I hadn't heard the theory about not blinding oncoming drivers. I'm not sure yet if it effects visibility. I don't think so, it is just that I've never had LED headlights and they looks quite a bit different than what I'm used to.
 

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Just checking to see if it’s just me.

GT-Line. About 25 feet in front and a little to the left (on the left stripe of the road) is a dark V in the headlight field.
All the lights are working and there is nothing on the headlights. Anyone else seeing this?
Just checking to see if it’s just me.

GT-Line. About 25 feet in front and a little to the left (on the left stripe of the road) is a dark V in the headlight field.
All the lights are working and there is nothing on the headlights. Anyone else seeing this?
Yes I have noticed this also on the Kia K5 2022 headlight field at night...the lights are bright but if you are going downhill --it appears that the vehicle hood is blacking out out the lights and I can't clearly see the road. Is this a design error?? The hood should not hoover over the lights--obscuring the vision field. I am somewhat frustrated by the night headlight vision field...can anything be done about this such as change the direction of the bulbs? Any answers anyone?
 

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Yes I have noticed this also on the Kia K5 2022 headlight field at night...the lights are bright but if you are going downhill --it appears that the vehicle hood is blacking out out the lights and I can't clearly see the road. Is this a design error?? The hood should not hoover over the lights--obscuring the vision field. I am somewhat frustrated by the night headlight vision field...can anything be done about this such as change the direction of the bulbs? Any answers anyone?
It's designed exactly as intended. Projectors function with a reflector bowl in the back and a convex lens in the front. There is a cutoff shield that sits at the bottom half of the projector, which limits light output ABOVE the cutoff. The reflector is similar to your eye, reversing the image. The edge of the cutoff plate refracts a small portion of the light, which is what gives your cutoff line a blue hue. It's what originally started the trend of people putting horrendous blue lights in their reflector housings, because the projector output looks blue if you are oncoming and slightly higher than the cutoff.

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Yes I have noticed this also on the Kia K5 2022 headlight field at night...the lights are bright but if you are going downhill --it appears that the vehicle hood is blacking out out the lights and I can't clearly see the road. Is this a design error?? The hood should not hoover over the lights--obscuring the vision field. I am somewhat frustrated by the night headlight vision field...can anything be done about this such as change the direction of the bulbs? Any answers anyone?
Sorry, I didn't answer your other questions... There is no way to change the direction, you would have to use your high beam instead, which isn't always an option. The vehicle does not have the ability to sense the slope in front of itself and it's own level, and adjust accordingly. And setting your headlights to a higher level would result in you blinding all oncoming traffic. I'll post a photo of the cutoff from a normal bixenon hid projector. Just note the step lower on the left side, to avoid blinding traffic, which limits the output to that side.
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The V in our headlights is designed to alleviate oncoming traffic and retain a higher cutoff to the left of the vehicle
 
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