Arlington wrote:^ not helpful. I'm reviving a thread I didn't start, so I'm not alone in wondering about more light and seeing better laterally[....]
yeah, reading this thread a bit more closely over the last few days, I agree, Powersurge's comments that you were responding to did not seem helpful.
So returning to the point of this thread, my 2013 S's headlights appear to have been designed to get help from wide-angle fog lights I don't have. What do folks think is the best solution:
1) brighter headlights (and hope some "leaks" to the side and elsewhere)
2) headlight bulbs specifically designed to spread new light laterally
3) supplemental bulb(s) on the grille or in the fog light position that throw more light low and to the side
Perhaps part of the issue is the directionality of LED's? Even so, it should be possible to do something along the lines of #2. I'd consider voting for #3 except I have not if I have experienced it and how it would play out. Sounds worth considering though.
Regardless if fog lamps or aimed-low lamps, I think lamps aimed to the side might also have the option of increasing or decreasing depending on the direction of the turn. (Kind of a fourth Tucker option, but instead of physical lamp movement, it is just electronically controlled switching). I'm not sure if this would be a good idea, but just raising it I guess for completeness.
fwiw, Then I guess there's just also the straight #4) Tucker option, but all this complication seems unnecessary. This problem is worse with my Leaf than with other cars I drive, so there must be some easy solution.