Headlight Bulbs

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  1. smoggiecupratdi

    smoggiecupratdi New Member

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    Looking for some bright headlight bulbs or do I just suck it up and get a hids4u hid kit ?
     
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    sockpuppet Senior Member

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    LED's are a great alternative. I paid £50 for my set and they fit within the plastic covers on the back of the headlight (Just) so there is no modification required. If you want 100% legal then night breakers are excellent, but only last about 500 hours.
     
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    smoggiecupratdi New Member

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    Do you happen to have the details of your LED's ?
     
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    sockpuppet Senior Member

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    These: H7 Philips LUXEON ZES Headlight Kit - 6000K
     
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    I have LED's, and they are great. But, I think they are illegal for the MOT, so bear that in mind if you are going for them
     
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    Hi.
    No. LEDs are not an MOT failure. HIDs are as were not standard on the car when produced.
    I run LEDS on all front lights. Xcellent, what a difference. Transforms night time. I don't get flashed.
    High beam is like daylight.
     
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    They plug straight in, you just need to remove the back of them to get them in the headlight holder.
     
  9. smoggiecupratdi

    smoggiecupratdi New Member

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    What bulbs are you using ? Have you any links ?
     
  10. Sparkie

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    Just deleted all my photos.
    It's all in my readers ride, f you can be bothered. Hit "my ride" below.
    If I have a mo I'll try to find out. Mine were under 20uqid and are excellent.
     
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    Sparkie Angling Adict.

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    Page 3 of my. Ride.
    Can't post pics up as not hosted anywhere and tapatalk is down.
    If you look on page 3 of my ride you'll see pic of the brand etc and if you scroll down there's a pic of them lighting up a dark country road too.
     
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    smoggiecupratdi New Member

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    Cheers
     
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    Try Osram Nightbreaker Lasers H7 and normal Nightbreakers for H1
     
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    smoggiecupratdi New Member

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    Is that easy ?
     
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    Yep, it's that easy! Make sure you get fanless. When I asked the MOT tester in November he didn't even know about LED's, but he said any car pre 2012 they would be legal, but I believe the law states they have to be below 2000 lumens so it is a grey area. Never been flashed or stopped with them as they have a perfect light pattern.
     
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    smoggiecupratdi New Member

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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nighteye...420069?hash=item2aa5cecd65:g:waQAAOSwQ19ayyct

    Woukd those work ?
     
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    Found them.
    LEDs at MOT is fine. Can't have HID kit.


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    It depends on your MOT tester, I forgot to change mine last month and passed with a minor advisory regarding my rear brake discs - nothing about the lights


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