Latest thinking on LED headlights

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Latest thinking on LED headlights

Currently have 7" but about to fit lowering brackets so might as well think about going 5 3/4 led units.

I know lots has been said before but whats the very latest recommendation.

Andy

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For comparison, main and dipped (I use dipped as running lights). Bought from Just Add Lightness. I'm very happy with them and would recommend these.

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Save a stack of cash, try classiccarleds.co.uk I've had H4 LED bulbs for 3 years and very happy in standard. 5 3/4 headlights.

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I've just ordered a pair of Dave Gemzoe's LED h/l bulbs on the recommendation of a fellow member (discussion here).

I can't comment on results yet as I won't be fitting them for a few weeks, but I'll report back when I have.

JV

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That would be very helpful, John. Please:

  • Cost.
  • Fitting notes.
  • Illumination: preferably comparison shots down the road with the same exposure, on the door ditto, and subjective.
  • Opinion on legality.

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I know lots has been said before but whats the very latest recommendation.

There isn't one: the information is too scattered. And TTBOMK no-one has done a back-to-back comparison of current alternatives. In the absence of a wiki it would be great if someone could write a summary of what's already in the archives.

Jonathan

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Re #5:

Cost (per pair):  £35.00 + P&P.  The other items will have to wait a while!

JV 

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Mine have an E mark and I'm outta here.

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I have these

They have a halo ring that I've used for side lights, then dipped and main beam.

If you want more info I'll dig it out, think they are actually for a Harley Davidsion but are E marked and work really well.

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I am just about to fit JAL leds to some new carbon headlight bowls that I have purchased from Daviid Lale of Classic Carbon.  I should have fitted them a few weeks ago but the bowls had to be returned for a modification.  I have the garage wall marked to indicate where dipped and main beam project with the existing lights.  I did have the leds fitted temporarily prior to the bowls being returned and the pattern is really quite different, dipped is very wide ... and exceptionally bright.  I will maybe fit one and take a photo of the two together for comparison purposes..  With the JAL lights, the sidelight is in the form of a horizontal running light across the centre of the lens.  There are cheaper options available (probably Chinese), but JAL are assured quality IMO.

On the subject of lower headlights, my first 2008 CSR had the standard 7" and my wife and I always thought the nearside light often obscured a lot of vision.  What a great improvement to vision when I bought the 2011 CSR with the lower 5.75" headlights, much improved vision.

David

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many new style car lights are   'flat dip'   ie they have no kick up to the left, much like motorbike lights thus enabling manufactures to use the same lights be the car left or right hand drive.

no issue driving abroad either 

My LED headlights are the same

https://furoreproducts.co.uk/headlight-3850-lumen-pair

and 1/3 of the price of the ones mentioned in #9  Biggrin 

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....and you can buy a pair of black 5 3/4 headlamp bowls, bezels and hollow bolts form SVC for £80, you need to ring up and speak to the guy there who's name escapes me as ISTR they were not listed on the website.