This is very interesting. Broadening the source "a little"? And your example is one where broadening "a little" is actually "doubled"? Would you be interested in presenting your discovery at the next SAE J3145 taskforce meeting? This approach is contrary to what the last 3+ years of standard development has been focusing on. It also happens to be contrary to what the equivalent European taskforce has been working on, and they've been drafting technical requirements for LED retrofits for the last 7+ years. Perhaps we're just missing something, and you simply know more than everyone else, combined.broadening the source a little could easily capture the dispersion you get from something more like a point/line (fiament) source in the center.
It's admirable that you claim it won't work, but I'll go out on a limb and say you lack the optics chops to back up that claim, as well.
Let's be serious, here: your idea is a complete non-starter. Broadening the source "a little" or by 100% is always a non-starter. The gradient of the light emitting area is a crucial parameter, for one.
Your post-hoc, pseudo-scientific rationalization of the VLED bulb's design isn't cutting it, but it was a good try . Thank you for confirming that you are not a source of reliable information on the Odyssey's headlamps. I'll try to draw upon my industry experience and other forum posters' suggestions instead.