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Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by Cupra_R04, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. Cupra_R04

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    Hey guys just a quicky. Been doing searches on the forum to see what to get. Are people running both a dipped beam and main beam both H.I.D and if so am i right in thinking its H7 for dipped and H1 for main. Any pics showing this would also be muchely appreciated

    Mark ;)
     
  2. Cupra Kev

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    DannyC87 is running dipped and mains - sure others are as well.

    And yes - for Mk1 Leon H7 dipped, H1 mains
     
  3. Cupra_R04

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    Superb anyone got any pics of both sets so i can get an idea of what both look like and if poss engine bay. Gonna get them ordered but need to be sure. [B)]
     
  4. Robb1990

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    Majority dont use HIDs as main due to the time they take to 'strike' and get to full brightness, makes flashing people a pain. Im sure someone has hids in the fogs though, H3 for unlit backroad driving
     
  5. brad1

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    I had hid for dipped beam and fogs on a previous leon and it looked the nuts, ive got dipped beam at the moment, but im doing my full beam next week
     
  6. carew

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    So can you run hid's on the side lights?
     
  7. LEE69

    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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    Flashing people is fine in the high beam, it's the time it takes them to "warm up" to use as main beam.
    I used to get around it on my old car by pulling the stalk towards you to start charging them them up, them push the stalk forwards to use them.

    I don't think i'll bother with them in high beam again, ok they were simply amazing (imaging night stage rallying and increase the brightness ;)) compared to dipped but you rarely use them.
     
  8. LEE69

    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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    No as they are 501 bulbs.
     
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    So What could i use to get ultra bright side lights as the stock 1s are :censored:
     
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    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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    UncleFester Grumpier by the day!

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    4300k in dipped and 6000k in mains. SMT leds for sidelights and they're a perfect match

    Ok mine are projectors for main and dipped but you get the idea in terms of colour - and as above, they are amazing at night. I don't bother flashing people anymore , although if you do, just hold the main beam stalk for 3 seconds as opposed to a quick flash as you'd do on halogen bulbs.
     
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    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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    I went for the 5 power led ones.

    I just search smaller ballast on ebay :)
     
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    Time to start searching ebay for some. Might aswell do it all at the same time while i'm at it.
     
  16. Cupra_R04

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    ok just gonna do dipped for just now and see how it goes as for brightness what would be better the 4300k or 6000k read that these are the most commonly chosen
     
  17. UncleFester

    UncleFester Grumpier by the day!

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    Through normal headlights 4300k will look yellowed and 6000k will have a bluer tint to it. 4300k light travels further than 6000k.
     
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  19. LEE69

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    Look ok price is higher but if your happy.
     
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    I thought that too.
     

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