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    I'm getting my threads on this topic confused. Please reference this thread for TL's response:

    http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?t=24104

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    I had the same ice formation on my stock headlights after a pretty good storm in Colorado. I'm thinking your Truck Lites may be just fine and the culprit is the aerodynamics and shape of the grill around the lights. Just guessing.
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    The customer service and engineering staff at TruckLite have shown me great patience over the course of our correspondence over my questions. I ended up on a phone call and discussed this directly. There is a small variance in temperature between upper and lower when on low beams - IIRC 2-3 degrees C. And I think the answer to why the uppers seem to be so much hotter may be due to the heat rising within the lens. This would explain the tendency for the snow and ice to melt from the top down, too.

    They were also kind enough to share aiming instructions to reduce the hot spots. I'm trying to parse the details, but the short of it seems to be you need the ability to adjust the beams horizontally. (There are write ups out there for adding the horizontal adjustment screws including part number for the screws.)

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    I know this is reviving an old thread but just wanted to share my experience.

    I had the same issue with a set of heated Truck-lites seemingly only heating the top section of the light.

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    I may might have been hyper sensitive to the "heated" piece, but when the lights are being advertised as "Heated Lens’ provides a steady, complete surface melting of snow and ice, only active when temperatures drop under 50˚F" I wanted to check with Truck-Lite themselves. I initially thought like some others that maybe there were 2 different heating elements, one for the top (low beam) and one for the bottom (high beam) that only activated with the corresponding beam, but that was not the case. After a couple of emails back and fourth with several different techs, and some interesting responses from internal emails such as "This looks fine to me but I’m unsure what they’re supposed to look like.", the warranty department confirmed that the light should heat completely and uniformly and are issuing me a replacement set of lights.

    If you are seeing only the top half of the light defrost it maybe worth a quick note to Truck-Lite. The warranty department also shared this tid bit of information, "There was a design issue with the initial samples that were built about 1 year ago". Unfortunately they also said that there was no way to identify the lights that would have been in the lot that contained the defective units.

    Thanks Truck-Lite for standing behind your product!

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