Rear view mirror tinting - led headlights

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Top Cat
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Rear view mirror tinting - led headlights

Post by Top Cat » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:57 pm

Does anyone know where you can buy tinting (e.g. plastic film) to fit over the rear view mirror? I am severely hacked off at being blinded by following vehicles that are fitted with led headlights. SUV's are the worst as the design engineers seem to have ensured that the headlights are at just the right height to consume the entire mirror.


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Re: Rear view mirror tinting - led headlights

Post by AdieMcc » Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:03 pm

Mine dims by itself
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Re: Rear view mirror tinting - led headlights

Post by 1900sr » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:05 pm

Yes, surely on an SRi you have an auto dimming mirror?
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Re: Rear view mirror tinting - led headlights

Post by danh23 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:53 pm

Mine auto dims itself aswell
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Re: Rear view mirror tinting - led headlights

Post by astraowner » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:51 pm

Mine also dims itself.

On my old car, it did not have this, but i retrofitted it.

Was only 12V, GND and 2 wires going to reverse light and door switch.

I guess those 2 was for :

Reverse light = Dont dim we need as much brightness on the mirror as possible.

Door switch = Dont dim, its just the interior lamp flooding you with light
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Re: Rear view mirror tinting - led headlights

Post by Top Cat » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:53 pm

Friends,

Even with the auto dimming these headlights are still blinding - German marques seem to be the worse.


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Re: Rear view mirror tinting - led headlights

Post by kjns » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:04 am

Top Cat wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:57 pm
Does anyone know where you can buy tinting (e.g. plastic film) to fit over the rear view mirror? I am severely hacked off at being blinded by following vehicles that are fitted with led headlights. SUV's are the worst as the design engineers seem to have ensured that the headlights are at just the right height to consume the entire mirror.
I know what you're talking about, I also don't think the mirror auto-tints dark enough, nor fast enough. Often times I'm looking at bright lights behind me and the mirror thinks everything's fine.

If you want to buy dimming film, I would recommend looking for LightDims on eBay or getting it straight from their webshop (lightdims.com). I bought their film once from ebay to dim the digital clock I have on my nightstand, and it worked great. They offer several different options to choose from.


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Re: Rear view mirror tinting - led headlights

Post by Top Cat » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:45 am

Agreed, the mirrors have the response time of a Brexit minister, but if these lights were not so bright in the first place the problem would not exist.
Please sign the petition below.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/236279


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Re: Rear view mirror tinting - led headlights

Post by Top Cat » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:57 am

Prolonged exposure to LED headlights causes eye damage - I'll stick to the traditional bulbs thanks very much.


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