Originally Posted by bpowa
where did you buy these bulbs.. My beam pattern is not like that.. although the HID low does seem to slope down to the right.
I really like the beam pattern of the halogen low..
In reality, the two low beam patterns are nearly identical with the intensity being increased by an order of magnitude. If it appears any different in my pictures it is a function of the camera auto exposure.
Also, you may have noticed that my beam patterns don't have the hockey stick shaped kick pattern seen in many euro headlamps because they are installed in an FJR1300 (motorcycle) and it is the headlamp bucket that makes that pattern, not the HID capsule. The FJR has a two headlight bucket designed to use a pair of H4 halogen headlamp bulbs.
As you can see in the pictures I posted previously of the telescopic 2 capsules, the shield is symmetrical, covers almost 180 degrees and is located below the capsule when installed. Light is broadcast radially (perpendicular) from the capsule and hits the reflector of the headlight bucket which causes the beam to be inverted as it is broadcast. That's how the shield being below the light emitting capsule ends up giving you a sharp cut-off on the top of the broadcast beam.
Here's a picture of an H4 halogen bulb:
If you look closely you will see it has two separate filaments. The one closest to the base of the bulb has no shield behind it and is for the high beam. The second one, closer to the tip of the bulb, has a shield that covers roughly 180 degrees below the filament and is symmetrical just like the HID shield.
What I'm saying is that if you have euro headlamp buckets with a "kicked" pattern in your jeep now and you install the HID bulbs you'll still have that pattern.