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Snowfall Glare

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by wycolo, May 1, 2013.

  1. wycolo

    wycolo Active Member

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    #1 wycolo, May 1, 2013
    Last edited: May 14, 2013
    Drove thru heavy snowfall last night over the Divide. High beams = too much snow glare as per usual. Low beams = also lots of snow glare which really made driving difficult. There is simply too much light reflected upward from the headlights and enclosures.

    S_headlights-upward.jpg

    This on a green ('black') ModelS. The shiny bottom plates should be sprayed flat black. Also the bottom surfaces of the lens caps could be blushed with flat black paint.

    My low beams are adjusted a bit high and I do plan to drop them a bit. But that is definitely not the cause of this problem. And no other car I've driven has produced so much glare.
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  2. wycolo

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    #2 wycolo, May 14, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2013
    Exhibit #2: Roadster offering: plan view:

    roadster-headlights-upward.jpg

    Shows why driving thru heavy snowfall is a non-issue with Roadster 2.0. Do 'white' ModelSs have the blacked-out treatment from factory??

    Will attempt to 'get into' ModelS headlight assemblies sometime this summer to spray at least the bottoms flat black. Maybe just inject the paint & slosh it around. :smile:
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  3. neroden

    neroden Model S Owner and Frustrated Tesla Fan

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    Good point. I hadn't figured out what was causing the snow glare.
     

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