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      09-20-2020, 09:38 PM   #1
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There are a bunch of articles on the internet, but I couldn't find one with a complete and simple explanation. From what I understand, our headlights are actually LED, and only the high beam is laser? Also, I heard that the high beam only uses lasers above 40mph, otherwise it uses LEDs even for high beam.

Also, what about the selective beam technology, I understand it is not legal in the USA, but do we actually have this technology built in and its just deactivated?
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There are a bunch of articles on the internet, but I couldn't find one with a complete and simple explanation. From what I understand, our headlights are actually LED, and only the high beam is laser? Also, I heard that the high beam only uses lasers above 40mph, otherwise it uses LEDs even for high beam.

Also, what about the selective beam technology, I understand it is not legal in the USA, but do we actually have this technology built in and its just deactivated?
The laser lights are equipped in the US but nerfed for the amount lumens allowed. As I understand it the benefit of the laser tech compared to other vehicles in the US is negligible because of the brightness limitation.
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      09-20-2020, 10:55 PM   #3
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I believe I read on here you can code them to euro spec
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I believe I read on here you can code them to euro spec
Any details on being able to code them to Eurospec would be great to know.
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if I get some I will search on here
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The laser lights are equipped in the US but nerfed for the amount lumens allowed. As I understand it the benefit of the laser tech compared to other vehicles in the US is negligible because of the brightness limitation.
They are useful in the US if you are driving on backroads above 35 mph. Had them on my standard X5 and the illumination is unreal, but not useful at all around town due to the lower speeds and amount of ambient light. The standard LED high beams are so good it can be hard to justify in the US.
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