I totally agree Mike, which is why I added the following to one of the posts.
"NOTE: They are quite bright, and without the proper focused HID lighting headlamp housing, you will possibly blind others, I only drive at night in areas where not a lot of people travel, so I was not too concerned..
I only think the laws are stupid that you cannot have a retrofit modded for your older model car, then have it perfectly aimed like the newer cars that are legally allowed to have them, once that is done there should be somewhere that can give you an ok, and pass the current light set as DOT approved.
I don't think it is ok to take a chance on blinding people, and or intentionally causing a wreck.
To be honest I have not put mine back in since the last inspection I got, they were not blinding others though, I never once had somebody flick there lights at me thinking I had on high beams.
If I lived/traveled in the city I'd have never used them, I only got mine to see the deer before they commit suicide into my car, I had one jump into it years back, I cannot afford another one jumping into my car, with the HID'* I could see all so much more clearly..
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT with SC
1996 Buick Park Ave NA