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I just installed some Opt7 FluxBeam X LED Headlights in my 2013 CT and the bulk of the brightness is way low. The cutoff hasn't changed, but the bulk of the bright light has changed dramatically. Everything about 15 ft from the front bumper is very well lit up, but after that it is very faint.

Is there any kind of adjustment other than pointing the entire headlight up? I don't want to put the cutoff any higher as it will blind oncoming drivers.

This pic is with the fog lights off. My cell camera was positioned right in front of my head, so this view is exactly what I see.

Higher resolution pic here.

 

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So far, I haven't seen a single LED headlight bulb that performs well.
It's a matter of optics. All the LED bulb is is a chip without any sort of lens, so it just throws light wherever it wants. It's relying on the optics of the headlight to throw the available light.
The optics of the standard headlight was designed for a halogen lamp that puts out a certain amount of light from a specific spot on the lamp itself.

While you can swap bulbs, very few people seem to be happy with the outcome, especially for the money. If you want to replace the halogen, stick with HID. They're cheaper and perform better with our optics (even then, they aren't perfect).
 
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