yeah only the euro versions came with clear lens, and i believe most hid projectors over there did as well. we americans have some strange and outdated ideas about lighting lol. also remember the valeos were one of the first hid projectors and now close to 15 yrs old as far as the technology goes. still for their time they have an excellent cutoff and beam. a bit too much foreground compared to other units, but decently bright and wide. i got stuck with them due to my aftermarket housings where valeos were literally the only projector that would fit without any modding. but with everything cleaned up and new bulbs, they are very nice on a dark road. should hold me over until led headlight modules become cheaper and more available. i would certainly recommend osram svs or cbi bulbs for these projectors if you need more light but dont want to risk going to 50w ballasts or different projectors.