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They require a housing called "projectors", as well as being aimed a little different I guess, and of course to never be installed in the first place because that very type/color of light screws with people's eyes anyway.
The manufacturers could put all the warnings on in the world. People would still buy them because that's the hottest thing for certain circles to do to their vehicles these days, to make it look "cool" or whatever. Like that depends on what kind of lights it has. Also this generation is so accustomed to their cars doing almost everything but getting itself onto the road for them, that they don't know how to keep watch properly on the road when there isn't as much light, hence the demand for headlights that turn night into day no matter who else loses their vision because of it. As far as I'm concerned it goes right in there with automatic headlights, DRL's, backup cameras, lane "assist", backup beepers, all that sort of thing.
Once I even came across a ~2014-2018 Grand Cherokee on I-40 near Kingman, AZ. Probably 8-10pm, was very dark out, and I was driving an ~80,000-pound(with freight) Volvo VNL with a 53-foot trailer. That Grand Cherokee had no headlights on, save those LED strips that come on no matter what when it moves, and are bright enough to light up the road ahead a bit. That plus the gauge cluster that's really just a TV/computer screen itself probably wasn't doing anything to alert those poor folks that they had absolutely NO TAILLIGHTS on. Probably either thought they already had lights on due to facts already mentioned, or expected such a new vehicle to have automatic lights already operational. Either way, they obviously didn't check the switch. Such is what happens even to older generations when the technology at hand encourages them to not pay attention to what bits of their vehicle or on or off, how they might be affecting other drivers, etc.
A manufacturer is not at fault for how a buyer uses their product. About the best they can do is put a warning label on it, which I'd bet they probably already do. Maybe have some sort of educational video or program available somewhere....how much you wanna bet they have a YouTube channel all about their product? Advertising at it's finest, and if nobody watches it that brings us back to individual choice, as well as a culture and even, yes, a government that is insisting on making so much of this crap mandatory. Maybe that's part of the reason why used vehicle prices are higher now. The smarter folks know to buy used when possible.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that all who believe in Him might not perish but have everlasting life. -John 3:16
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