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It's an interesting idea and well illustrated. I suspect the color temperature and spectral distribution differences between the two might also play a role in this.

It is also interesting to note that the Gen 2 has LED low beams and halogen high beams, which might combine for the "best of both worlds." They certainly seem to work well.
 

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Bright headlights are over-rated anyway. Their main effect is to blind oncoming traffic. Eyes adjust to the light level, the pupils dilate, the retinal cells increase sensitivity, and you end up seeing more if there are fewer 'hotspots' around.

On a bright moonlit night (tonight would be ideal, brightest 'supermoon' in decades) if you are on a quiet moonlit road, turn your headlights off. You'll be amazed at how much MORE you can see!!

... I'll let you decide how fast you are going, or whether to stop, when you do that for the first time!!
That doesn't work so well when a lot of the traffic coming towards me has blindingly bright headlights, often mis-aimed. It is like an arms race around here. Many cars on the road seem to be equipped with factory HIDs, or for older cars, the owner has upgraded his bulbs or added additional lights. I need some decent headlights to be able to see against that glare.
 
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