I'm contemplating installing aftermarket HID's in my 981 Cayman. I also been reading various websites about what can happen if you are unlucky enough to have an accident with these installed. In Great Britain and Ireland if you have aftermarket HID's the insurance will every time deny a claim. That means you and your estate will pay for everything yourself out of pocket. Repair both cars, injuries and legal settlement. Here in America will a lawyer go after you for these HID's claiming their client was blinded/dazzled by your lights (assuming it was the type of accident where they could be blinded). Does insurance or police routinely check for aftermarket HID's at accident scene's (where the accident is severe or a death happened) and will your insurance deny (no matter what type of accident it was daytime or nighttime blinded or not) a claim upon inspection of your vehicle? No claim means you and your estate will be liable to pay for all damages incurred in an accident. Louisiana just passed a law banning aftermarket After-market bright headlights now against the law - KNOE 8 News; KNOE-TV; KNOE.com |. All aftermarket HID's are illegal according to NHTSA. A brief synopsis of OEM requirements for HID's are if they are 35w they must have headlight levelers and washers. The Cayman S has headlight levelers but no washers. I don't know if they are the same bulbs as are in the PDLS system which are 35w bulbs. Some HID light are very dazzling and some are not to me while driving. I can't imagine how dazzling even the OEM factory HID's will be once the lenses start to turn yellow and hazy. Did auto manufacturers make any changes to the headlight lenses to prevent yellowing with HID's. They could easily. Ever notice how some cars have a hazy yellow headlight lens but the parking lights and turn signal lenses are still clear. Why can't they make a headlight lens that won't turn yellow like the turn signal lenses. What does everyone think about this and is it something that would make someone not install aftermarket HID's on any brand of vehicle?