The HIDs which come stock on the S2000 are extremely distracting. Part of that is the way the car bounces over every little bump, combined with the very sharp horizon. I imagine the Elise would have similar problems, perhaps even more exaggerated.scot said:I can almost guarantee you what you find "distracting" are "xenon" or "H4 HID" type lights. They are NOT HIDs. Just replacement bulbs that produce a poor color spectrum, that happens to center more towards 6500k. A true HID has no filiment, and produces fairly natural light centered at 6500K with a good CRI.
Nope, I'm talking about the flickering bright bluish headlights on Audis and to a lesser extent, BMWs.scot said:I can almost guarantee you what you find "distracting" are "xenon" or "H4 HID" type lights.
The older Miatas have flip-up headlights with fairly generic lamps. The '99-00 have integrated headlights with normal reflectors. The '01 and later Miatas have projector style headlights. There is a sharp cutoff of the beam above the centerline of the lights.That being said, I have driven in the miata, and I dont remember it having "projectors" it has a standard reflector system in the popup lamps.