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Steering Responsive Headlights

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Those of you with Limited鈥檚, do you think SRH makes a difference? Do you see a benefit? Do they really work?
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I was skeptical, but I've found them useful. Not so much when I'm tooling around town and the suburbs where street lighting is abundant. But driving on rural roads they are a benefit.
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MY18 Sport (Canada) Full LED, SRH Pkg, Rural most definitely Worth every penny, Reduces the Chances of a Venison Hood Ornament :jackie-chan-meme-sm

Love mine

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Yeah, I disable them on the freeway or in lighted areas. But in rural areas where it鈥檚 dark, unbelievably helpful on winding roads! You can see all the way around. Been tempted to take some video. Will try and do that later this week.
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Yeah, I disable them on the freeway or in lighted areas. But in rural areas where it鈥檚 dark, unbelievably helpful on winding roads! You can see all the way around. Been tempted to take some video. Will try and do that later this week.
What is the benefit of disabling them? What does that do for you?
I live in a semi-rural area and find them to be very helpful as well.
What is the benefit of disabling them? What does that do for you?
I just do it not knowing the longevity of the moving parts.
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The SRH feature is secondary to the fact they are LED headlights which are superior to the halogen lighting on the other Crosstrek models. The halogen lights are rated "Poor" whereas the LED lighting is rated "Good"

If you go to the Institute for Highway Safety website and view their page about the Crosstrek headlights https://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/subaru/crosstrek-4-door-wagon, slide down to the details and view both tabs. The difference is tremendous and having LED headlights may be lifesaving.

You will quickly understand why it is one of the reasons to consider buying a Limited model. The SRH feature is really a bonus.


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YES to all 3. The lighting on my 19 Limited is some of the best I've ever had (as long as the lenses are clean). Auto High-Beams is a nice feature too. VERY happy with the exterior lighting all around.
I use mine at night always. I replaced the halogen H11s with Diode Dynamics LEDs.
Here is a video of a deer coming from the left at night.
https://youtu.be/Sf2JV3-Yrf4?list=UUO9KrcscGkydmbuWR4EcUog&t=24
I honestly can't see the big advantage of the SRH. I can see them turn in a low speed parking lot turn. Maybe I just don't realize they are working to an advantage. The cool part is how the headlights cycle sideways when you first turn them on. I have to say the LED's are a big advantage.

There are also Steering Responsive Fogs (SRF), but have no experience with them.
Yes to all. I drive dark, twisting roads and it improves visibility. I especially liked it in snowy weather.
So with Steering Responsive Headlights what part actually turns/pivots? Is it the whole headlight assembly or just the bulb?
So with Steering Responsive Headlights what part actually turns/pivots? Is it the whole headlight assembly or just the bulb?
The left fog turns on making a left turn. The right comes on with a right turn.
The Premium with Eyesight comes with Steering Responsive Fog Lights (SRF) which is what you are describing. My question is about the Limited's Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH). What part of the SRH actually turns/pivots? Is it the whole headlight assembly or just the bulb?
The Premium with Eyesight comes with Steering Responsive Fog Lights (SRF) which is what you are describing. My question is about the Limited's Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH). What part of the SRH actually turns/pivots? Is it the whole headlight assembly or just the bulb?


Kind of a bad photo, but you can see the two orange turn bulbs and the running lights around the outside of the unit. They are obviously static. The big round projector bulb in the center is what actuates.
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Thanks. That's what I was hoping the answer was.
I just do it not knowing the longevity of the moving parts.
...I have had the exact same thought...and what will it cost once out of warranty...?
What will it cost if you go around a corner in the dark and there鈥檚 a deer standing in the road that you didn鈥檛 see? That might not just cost you money...
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