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Re: Led headlight bulbs
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2018, 11:40:53 PM »
is there a certain way that these lights need to be rotated? How do you know the actual LEDs are facing the correct way... or does it not make a difference?

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Re: Led headlight bulbs
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2018, 08:41:48 PM »
They’re pretty bright!

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Re: Led headlight bulbs
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2018, 09:37:36 PM »
is there a certain way that these lights need to be rotated? How do you know the actual LEDs are facing the correct way... or does it not make a difference?

See how on the front ones there is a small plate under the leds, this needs to be pointing upwards from under the leds when the bulb :good: is in the light

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Re: Led headlight bulbs
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2018, 09:39:02 PM »
They’re pretty bright!



Looking good  :good: you tried them yet?
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Re: Led headlight bulbs
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2018, 09:40:26 PM »
Still finishing building it yet and have the brakes and fuel system to plumb in so I can't yet!
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Re: Led headlight bulbs
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2018, 10:47:41 AM »
Hi Stuey, I hope your going to be able to get your car on the road this year, it's spending too much time in the garage ......lol Those lights like a good upgrade.

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Re: Led headlight bulbs
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2018, 12:00:53 AM »
Ohh i see, my lights didnt include that retaining clip you have... pity!! Would have madd my work easier, i had to take the halogen lamps apart and use the mersl ring from that to make a collar for the new leds, what a faff

Thaankyou for the photos  :D
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Re: Led headlight bulbs
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2019, 07:05:35 PM »
my lights are still working well :thumbup, did anyone else go the led route?
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Re: Led headlight bulbs
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2019, 09:24:15 PM »
Wow, I might have to get some of those.  8)

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Re: Led headlight bulbs
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2019, 10:16:00 AM »
My brother has leds on his passat. They do shine well and all but they throw light all over the place so i do not consider them oncoming-traffic friendly. Plus they do not let us pass our mot here with leds mounted.

I myself plan to go the retro yellow bulb route on my bis....

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Re: Led headlight bulbs
« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2019, 12:39:33 PM »
Yellow bulbs look awesome on a 126 they give it a continental look. I use them myself occasionally in the summer when the evenings are lighter
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Re: Led headlight bulbs
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2019, 10:51:51 AM »
Yellow bulbs look awesome on a 126 they give it a continental look. I use them myself occasionally in the summer when the evenings are lighter
Exactly!

Btw are they any good for night driving?

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Re: Led headlight bulbs
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2019, 10:58:18 AM »
Yes and no. At 45 watt they’re not exactly bright however the majority of the roads these days are well lit and those that are not you just drive more cautiously (i.e slower). The yellow hue does seem to react with objects better than the standard white light you get - I think perhaps the yellow pigment has a positive effect on certain colours it shines on.
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Re: Led headlight bulbs
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2019, 10:47:05 PM »
Cool, thx

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Re: Led headlight bulbs
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2019, 09:49:41 PM »
My brother has leds on his passat. They do shine well and all but they throw light all over the place so i do not consider them oncoming-traffic friendly.

Mine don't throw light everywhere, i think a lot depends on the headlight and the quality of the bulb, my lad had some in his golf (Different bulb and make) they they were awful and did throw light everywhere.

I also think some people put in the highest power ones they can, mine in the fiat are only 25w.
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