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Discussion of Model 3 Headlights

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by NeverFollow, Oct 9, 2017.

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  1. NeverFollow

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    I didn't find any comment about it, but for me the front "parking lights" look like an afterthought.
    I would have prefer having them more integrated inside the headlight cover than been located on the top like an eyebrow.

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  2. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    I agree. The Model 3's headlights look like they are a generation behind.
     
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    Interesting. Uniquely designed fully LED headlights, DLR’s and turns looking a generation behind. To me they are are a refreshing change from all the other copycat ‘halo border’ style’s found on everything else new.
    Many ‘new’ headlights are still using older HID technology as well at 35 watts/2000 hour life.
     
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    I completely agree, the "angel eye" and "halo" look that BMW introduced almost two decades ago looks to me completely outdated these days. I'm glad Tesla went in a different direction.
     
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    Those are not considered parking lights. They are DRLs (daytime running lights).
     
  6. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    Oh so you guys don't like the Model S lights?
     
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    But those 'Angel Eyes' are quite a money maker for the dealers. Have you priced the replacement cost? They won't get rid of them soon.
     
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    Not especially, they look like every other headlight out there now.
     
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    What ‘lights’ are you actually referring to? Headlights? DLR’s? Turn signals?
     
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    UOTE="03DSG, post: 2350824, member: 46080"]What ‘lights’ are you actually referring to? Headlights? DLR’s? Turn signals?[/QUOTE]
    All of them. Front rear...etc.

    Model 3 lights vs. Model S lights.

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  11. Runt8

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    Nice comparison shots. I personally prefer the Model 3 look. To me the Model S lights look like every other car produced in the last 10 years.
     
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    I kind of agree. I still think Model S headlights are cool, but the 'LED eyeliner" look is not unique these days and arguably "me too" as it's been adopted further down market and and even into cheap aftermarket solutions. Model 3's design is definitely more of a brave one (for better or worse), as there's not much "me too" going on there at all. This illicits stronger reactions from people (positive and negative) as it forges its own design aesthetic; one less concerned about looking like other mainstream vehicles, now that Tesla has seen success with their previous vehicles.
     
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    And the model 3 lights look like the future?
     
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    I have no idea what the future looks like. They look different that what I've seen and I like the look, so that's really all I care about.
     
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    The model 3 lights look like every other car model that does not have halos or audi lights for the last 10 years.
     
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    All of them. Front rear...etc.

    Model 3 lights vs. Model S lights.

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    Ok. So your not talking about the headlights as the headlights are off in both pictures. Your talking about the DRL’s. I’m tired of the halo border DRL’s that Tesla and many others have used for years now. I find the Model 3’s DRL’s very unique and refreshing. Nothing else out there quite like them.
     
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    You really think that? I think the Model 3 lights as a whole are very unique looking; regardless of no halos.
     
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    Show me pics of another car with LED DRL’s like the Model 3 then.
     
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    Ok. So your not talking about the headlights as the headlights are off in both pictures. Your talking about the DRL’s. I’m tired of the halo border DRL’s that Tesla and many others have used for years now. I find the Model 3’s DRL’s very unique and refreshing. Nothing else out there quite like them.[/QUOTE]
    Everything looks like the Model 3's lights except halos.
     
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    #20 Garlan Garner, Oct 9, 2017
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    @03DSG and @Runt8 ?
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