OK, here is the question: Do the lenses on the M45 heads have any function other than to protect the diodes/electronics inside.
Here is the why: In my struggle to find a place to mount 4 of these things, I noticed that with the lenses off, the heads are much smaller around the area with the diodes showing. I was thinking if there may be a way to install them with just that area poking through on the inside of the headlight assembly. They would still be protected by the headlamp lenses and they would be very stealthy.
That said, I have a strong feeling that the lenses diffuse the LIDAR for better reception and filter out the other spectrums of light.
What's the scoop?