I finally received my housings in the mail. Since I had a few minutes, I got everything installed before leaving for Boston.
Stock wiring with sealed Wagner housings/bulbs, parked roughly one XJ's length from the wall:
10 gauge wiring harness with sealed Wagner housings/bulbs, parked roughly 25 feet from the same wall:
Upgraded harness with IPF housings and Hella 100/55w bulbs, parked 75 feet from the same wall:
I thought I had a photo of the high-beam, which is too strong to use with anyone on the road. I'll have to snap a new one another time.
Maine's headlight regulations: "A headlight capable of furnishing more than 4 candlepower, if equipped with a reflector, may not be used unless the headlight is designed, equipped or mounted so that no portion of the beam of light, when projected 75 feet or more ahead, rises above a plane of 42 inches higher than and parallel with the level surface on which the vehicle stands."