HID projectors by their very nature have super sharp and clear output. This is almost razor-like on a wall or flat surface.
With properly adjusted and aimed headlights you’ll notice the cutoff steps. These may appear to be slightly bouncy while driving. This is normal due to the fact that the vehicle is also bouncing/moving/vibrating during normal driving conditions. You’re simply not used to seeing the sharp light output on the road – this does take a bit of getting used.
This can also be referred to as color flicker. What this means is that the projector cutoff line (that sharp “step” you see when parked in front of a wall, is moving in and out of the field of vision while driving – this is perfectly normal.
If one headlight (or potentially both) seem to be extra bouncy, not moving with the rhythm of the vehicle or very “jerky” in motion there may be internal damage to the lights. This can sometimes occur from shipping damage. This may be a symptom of the internal pivot points being popped off.
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