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On right hand drive vehicles the beam "kickup" is to the Nearside.. ie towards the curb (left)..

Continental headlamps kickup to the right for obvious reasons..

The way that this is done is by the "cut" of the reflector if you have new style smooth polycarbonate or glass headlights..

On "older" style ones the beam pattern is altered by the cut of the glass lens and/or the reflector..

Some vehicles do have a "continental setting" on the headlamp unit that blocks the kickup and changes the pattern to a flat horizontal beam.. (ie bmw, Mercedes etc).

This is exactly how the stick on beam deflectors work. They alter the beam by masking the kickup to a flat horizonal beam..

Of course you could invest in a set of LHD headlamp units that you could have changed before you travel abroad.. Of course the downside is that you would have to have continental deflector fitted when you re-enter the UK. Then have the Uk lights refitted..
Aftermarket light units are available much cheaper than OE from the likes of Ultra, DEPO etc

Try here Ultimate Styling they are an Ultra/Depo dealer.. Ask for the MD, Alistair White. Note their website is being rebuilt so I would recommend calling them..

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