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I am interested in the Lexus NX 200t and have a question. At night when turning right, does it light up enough to see the side of the road? In my 2011 explorer, when I turn right at night and it's a dark road, I cannot see the side of the road at all. It's very annoying. I do not want another vehicle like that
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It's pretty cool technology and something that is very new. A lot of the luxury car makers and even Toyota are coming out with these lighting systems that move as you turn corners.
 

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I haven't seen it in person, but from what I have seen in videos it looks like a nice feature to have. People have been getting by without for quite a while so I'm sure it isn't a big deal if you don't have it, but if you are interested I say go for it.
 

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I have the adaptive headlights (not foglights) on my RX330. They don't operate all the time. The manual says they turn on above 18 mph and shutoff below 3 mph. Also, the steering wheel angle affects their operation although no specs are given as to what the on/off points are. I've gotten so use to them that I have to think about where the lights are shining to know they are working. Would I pay for them as a stand alone option? No, but your needs may be different.
 

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I have the adaptive headlights (not foglights) on my RX330. They don't operate all the time. The manual says they turn on above 18 mph and shutoff below 3 mph. Also, the steering wheel angle affects their operation although no specs are given as to what the on/off points are. I've gotten so use to them that I have to think about where the lights are shining to know they are working. Would I pay for them as a stand alone option? No, but your needs may be different.
Are they useful though? It seems like if you don't even really notice them it may not be the greatest function. I'm also not sure I would spend the money on this feature as a stand alone thing.
 

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Are they useful though? It seems like if you don't even really notice them it may not be the greatest function. I'm also not sure I would spend the money on this feature as a stand alone thing.
There are a couple of reasons why I don't notice them operating. I drive mainly in the city where street lights seem to be at every turn and so headlight movement may not be very apparent. Also, I'm not looking for their movement - I have gotten used to them just doing their thing. In fact, I think trying to follow the center of the beam can be distracting and an accident waiting to happen. When I drive my wife's car which has non-moving lights, I don't have any visibility issues. If I drove a lot on dark narrow roads it might be advantageous to pay extra for them.
 

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There are a couple of reasons why I don't notice them operating. I drive mainly in the city where street lights seem to be at every turn and so headlight movement may not be very apparent. Also, I'm not looking for their movement - I have gotten used to them just doing their thing. In fact, I think trying to follow the center of the beam can be distracting and an accident waiting to happen. When I drive my wife's car which has non-moving lights, I don't have any visibility issues. If I drove a lot on dark narrow roads it might be advantageous to pay extra for them.
Perhaps it is a more advantageous feature for Europeans since their streets are narrower in cities.
 

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I had a BMW with it and it's not a distraction, when you're new to it, it is, but as time goes on and you get used to it... it's no longer a problem.
 

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Perhaps it is a more advantageous feature for Europeans since their streets are narrower in cities.
I've been driving a Volvo XC60 with HID Active bending lights for the past 5 years and you really notice them when you turn the steering wheel the headlights also follow but they only bend at an angle of 15deg which in reality is not that much. Do they help? Probably since if the road is turning then you do get better visibility on the approach angle but the fact that the headlights are already HID makes a huge diff vs halogen beams. Honestly, even if I am driving without adaptive headlights I would still be fine with them. I'd rather have HID or LED headlamps than halogen. Do I find it worth it for the extra cost to upgrade to adaptive lights? My opinion is no but do I find it worth to upgrade say from halogen to HID or LED? Definitely!
 

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Definitely a niche upgrade from HID's, those have been around for easily over a decade or more by now!

Soon enough we'll see guys retrofitting LED setups into their headlights.
 

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With some of the luxury features that are around today I think that they are unneeded. People just want them because they exist. Its not because they are really the most needed features. I suppose that is kinda the definition of luxury but with the packaging system for options I just think that people are getting so many features when really they don't need or want a bunch of them.
 

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My VW Touran came with bending lights. Is it useful? Yes it is. My NX300H Lux has fixed cornering lights. Is it useful? Yes, but not as obvious as the Touran.
 

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I have the NX F Sport and I didn't know I have this feature until I noticed it myself one night while cornering at low speed. I read the manual and saw that the cornering foglights turn whenever cornering.

In my opinion, the headlights are so bright and sufficient enough to cover wide range of angles. The foglights are nice addition too.
 

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had cornering lights on my old lexus and never liked them, like mentioned here headlights are bright enough to light up where you have to turn so no need!
 

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I just keep reading that the feature is fine but not really great. It makes me feel like I wouldn't opt for the feature if it was being offered for a price, but I'll take it standard if need be. I bet they will make it a part of an options package so that you don't really have a choice in the matter.
 
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