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LED Low and High beam

HID's, Bulb's + LED Interior and Exterior Illumination.

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LED Low and High beam

Postby Ronan.Butler11 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:16 pm

Hey guys, today my parker light decided to die on me, i had spare LED lights that worked so i changed both sides

after seeing the difference in brightness at night im keen to do LEDs for low and high beam, ive seen the bulb list that Zero put together, but im struggling to find the right bulbs with half decent product reviews. - all the good ones are either wrong size or 100/160w

i found one for the low beam on ebay but looked dodge as hell.

Anyone else done the LEDs? or if anyone knows of where to get them on a slight budget? and any addition info, such as if i need resistors etc.

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Re: LED Low and High beam

Postby lancerdarryl » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:06 am

LED globes apart from physically being too big to fit in the headlamps do not work with halogen reflectors.You will find they will be worse than the halogen globes.Also I believe it is illegal to retro fit LEDs to standard headlight.
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Re: LED Low and High beam

Postby sarusa » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:39 am

does this mean all aftermarket full LED headlight units aren't legal?
As an aside, how about rear, tail lights! There certainly are some great looking ones!!!

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Re: LED Low and High beam

Postby lancerdarryl » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:59 am

No I'm only talking about putting LED globes in halogen reflectors. I would think a purpose built LED headlamp would be OK as long as they are ADR approved.
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Re: LED Low and High beam

Postby sarusa » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:51 pm

ADR approved! The big word! Oh Yes. Thanks

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Re: LED Low and High beam

Postby lancerdarryl » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:27 pm

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Try getting these into a CJ headlamp body.......
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Re: LED Low and High beam

Postby Ronan.Butler11 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:43 pm

Damn, guess i might go for arctic halogens haha
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Re: LED Low and High beam

Postby lancerdarryl » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:41 pm

Ronan.Butler11 wrote:Damn, guess i might go for arctic halogens haha

Probably the best idea,a good set of halogen globes is your best bet :D
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Re: LED Low and High beam

Postby SEB15 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:41 pm

LED bulbs in low/high beam are illegal unless the car came fitted with them from factory or the headlight unit has been replaced with an ADR approved headlight, they are in the same class with the HID's

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Re: LED Low and High beam

Postby Ronan.Butler11 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:11 pm

SEB15 wrote:LED bulbs in low/high beam are illegal unless the car came fitted with them from factory or the headlight unit has been replaced with an ADR approved headlight, they are in the same class with the HID's


are parkers illegal as well?
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Re: LED Low and High beam

Postby lancerdarryl » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:30 pm

Ronan.Butler11 wrote:
are parkers illegal as well?


They should be OK
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Re: LED Low and High beam

Postby Lancer1993 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:38 am

I've used LED in the parkers for over 2 years, since they are not a projected light they are fine but it is weird we haven't seen more use of them in headlights considering many now opt for a LED based spot light or light bar instead of traditional spot lights.
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Re: LED Low and High beam

Postby SEB15 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:58 pm

Parkers are fine as they don't have the mirror in the back of the bulb to reflect the light on the road

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Re: LED Low and High beam

Postby Ronan.Butler11 » Wed May 03, 2017 12:23 am

Possibly a stupid question but would the same regulations apply for putting LED's in tail lights
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De-Res Then a 2.5" Dual Exit X-Force Axle back Exhaust
18" King Rims
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LED No. Plate lights and interior
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Re: LED Low and High beam

Postby lancerdarryl » Wed May 03, 2017 7:01 am

Ronan.Butler11 wrote:Possibly a stupid question but would the same regulations apply for putting LED's in tail lights

No,you can fit LED tail light globes but you will have to fit resistors to the globes.This will ensure your cruise control will still work and the indicators flash at the required speed.
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