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Old 05-11-2019, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Remington amber shooting glasses work well at night for me. On my bicycle, they also protect my eyes from flying bits of rock, tossed by car wheels, at all times. Even just walking on a sidewalk, you can be hit by such rocks.
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Old 05-11-2019, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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In 2016 the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) started evaluating the effectiveness of car headlights. Their rating was a key determinant of the last car I bought.
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Old 05-11-2019, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
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After I got cataract surgery, the glare was barely there at all at night anymore.
Good to know as I am experiencing horrific light time glare when driving. I know I have a cataract that is growing - the ophthalmologist says "Not Yet" - and I have floaters in my eyes that also reflect glare. The eventual cataract surgery will remove all of the above.

I wonder if polarized lenses without shading would be good for eliminating glare during night time driving?

I wasn't aware that GM offered night vision systems in their cars anymore. I knew Cadillac had such systems as a very expensive option nearly 20 years ago, required the also very expensive Heads Up Display, and I thought the option had been eliminated.
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I wasn't aware that GM offered night vision systems in their cars anymore. I knew Cadillac had such systems as a very expensive option nearly 20 years ago, required the also very expensive Heads Up Display, and I thought the option had been eliminated.
Youíre probably right. I should have said I knew Cadillac had (past tense) night vision technology options. Donít know if they still do.
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:37 AM
 
Location: NC
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I even have trouble in the daytime with flashing LED lights. It seems half the commercial vehicles that have them like to keep them on even when they are unnecessary. Dump trucks for example when driving on 65 mph roads. You can either speed up to pass or start driving really slow to get out of their zone of visual influence but it is disruptive none the less. Anyone have experience on dealing with this?
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Iíve never understood the glare complaint. Although I need reading glasses, my vision is quite good. We live out where there are few street lights and dark country roads and encounter many cars with the HID headlamps. I never have a problem but I also never look directly at approaching headlights, I always keep my eyes focused on the road. Maybe, as some have implied, it is problems with oneís eyes instead?
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Old 05-11-2019, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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HID headlights are passť. Most vehicles today that don't have the old-fashioned halogen headlights have LED headlights. And they're not really the problem. The problem is people are replacing their halogen bulbs with LED bulbs. When you do that, you get an unfocused light that blinds oncoming traffic. That's because halogen headlight housings cannot properly focus a non-halogen bulb. The housings for halogen, HID and LED bulbs are all very different. If someone wants to upgrade to LED headlights, they need to change the entire housing, not just the bulb. I see this all the time in Alaska during the winter. Older trucks that I know didn't come with LED headlights now have very bright white headlights because the owner just did a bulb swap.
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Old 05-11-2019, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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If I needed an aid at night to drive, other than prescription glasses, I'd stay off the road at night. Just my opinion is all
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Old 05-11-2019, 12:00 PM
 
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I've tried the night glasses, Amazon etc., and found they offered very little to shield glare. Maybe 10% of the glare reduced, IMHO.


Tried Lutein as "supposedly" it would help with night glare... not.
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Old 05-11-2019, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Does anyone have any experience with night vision technology? I’ve been looking at this:

https://www.lanmodo.com/lanmodo-1080...on-system.html

I know some Cadillac and BMW models have night vision systems built into the car; I was hoping to find something I can easily add.


I thank you for posting this. It looks like an interesting gadget. I like gadgets. I had a Buick Lacrosse that had a heads up display for speed of the car. radio station information, turn by turn for navigation and turn signals. It had adaptive HID headlights as well. It was an awesome car to drive too.

Oh and I have had experience with night vision technology. Not this one but I like it.
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