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Post by Sweeney on Sun 18 Aug 2019 - 21:02

Hi folks ,can anyone recommend a really good type of main beam bulb .I have changed mine but still don't seem to get a really good cover of light .The beams seem to be narrow which must be to do with the diameter of the light body .I have also changed the dip beam but still not really brilliant and they were a so and so to fit.I have given the light cover a polish to remove the yellowing effect. Hoping for some  advice 
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Post by Barbs on Sun 18 Aug 2019 - 22:23

I changed my bulbs but I think when I put the beam deflectors on they burnt the cover so I am back to normal bulbs. There again I live in a built up area and the Wind is my weekend car now so not much of a problem.

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Post by Sweeney on Mon 19 Aug 2019 - 9:53

Yes I assume you have the benefit of the street lights

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Post by Barbs on Mon 19 Aug 2019 - 9:57

I have but not far from country roads

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Post by Sweeney on Mon 19 Aug 2019 - 9:58

That's how I am situated

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Post by knebby on Mon 19 Aug 2019 - 21:51

Lots of unlit country lanes with no pavements for me. I’ve uprated the bulbs but they’re still poor, mix that with the low seat, a car coming the other way and no chance of seeing rocks sticking out of the hedge bottom and it makes night driving exciting!
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Post by Sweeney on Mon 19 Aug 2019 - 21:57

It's a great car but vision front and rear wasn't no1 on the design Sweeney

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Post by Johno.0 on Tue 20 Aug 2019 - 10:28

I recently replaced mine and I light up everything, and I mean everything. I was told that the headlamps are designed to spread the light beam which apparently is “rare” for the majority of cars. The headlights I bought are a bright white if that helps.
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Post by Sweeney on Tue 20 Aug 2019 - 10:40

Thanks .Do you have the details of the bulbs you have fitted by chance?
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Post by Timtnx on Tue 20 Aug 2019 - 17:27

I find the headlights are not as good as I'd like so would be interested to know the bulbs you've used too
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Post by Johno.0 on Tue 20 Aug 2019 - 20:39

I have used the Halfords Advanced Bright White bulbs at almost £20 each, £80 all in with sidelights as-well. I can take a picture of them working on a country road if you would like to see how good they are.
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Post by Sweeney on Tue 20 Aug 2019 - 21:22

Hi Johno.O .  I fitted. RING XENON130 .A picture would be good The spread doesn't seem too good with these

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Post by Johno.0 on Wed 21 Aug 2019 - 8:17

I finish work late tonight so I’ll take the photo on the way home and upload as soon as I get in.
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Post by Sweeney on Wed 21 Aug 2019 - 9:23

Ok thanks

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Post by Johno.0 on Wed 21 Aug 2019 - 22:17

I don’t think the pictures do justice but here you go. Hope it helps.
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Post by knebby on Thu 22 Aug 2019 - 7:02

Presumably that’s full beam?
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Post by pittstop on Thu 22 Aug 2019 - 8:33

In the second picture does the writing on the road say "SLOW ARAF"

Is that specially for our fellow member?
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Post by Johno.0 on Thu 22 Aug 2019 - 9:12

@knebby Nope, that’s my main beam and dipped beam with maximum height adjustment. I was adamant I could get lights with a very long throw and I did. I’ve had a few near misses and tried everything from Osram Xenon effect to the blue tinted ones which I now know decrease brightness. I also cleaned the headlamp units as well and have yet to be flashed by anyone as I was concerned about dazzling anyone but so far so good!

@pittstop I just got that, haha..., and no, it was completely unintentional, lol.
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Post by Sweeney on Thu 22 Aug 2019 - 9:29

Thanks very much for your photos. .It looks pretty good ,I assume the adjusters are from the back under the bonnet .I will have a go at cleaning my covers ,they aren't too bad,to buy new is a complete headlight at £240 odd pound each side .

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Post by Johno.0 on Thu 22 Aug 2019 - 11:11

You’re welcome, and yep, the adjusters are the little white “things” just under the front of the bonnet lid. I have OCD so cleaning them properly took me ages. In fact it was my whole day off but well worth it. I hope it goes well. Let us know how you get on.
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Post by Sweeney on Thu 22 Aug 2019 - 12:42

Hello again .I think maybe I have found out the trouble with my lights,I've just had an eye test and apparently my cateracts are starting to re grow so got to have another go at them ,but joking apart my headlights do seem to be on the lacking side so I will still be trying to improve them .Thanks again for the advice and pictures etc .Will report back at a later date .
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Post by Barbs on Thu 22 Aug 2019 - 17:41

@Sweeney wrote:Hello again .I think maybe I have found out the trouble with my lights,I've just had an eye test and apparently my cateracts are starting to re grow so got to have another go at them ,but joking apart my headlights do seem to be on the lacking side so I will still be trying to improve them .Thanks again for the advice and pictures etc .Will report back at a later date .
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Hi sorry  to hear you have cateract problems have you had your lenses replaced I had both my eyes done 2 year ago and I was told with the replacement lenses if there was an issue they could just use a later.

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Post by Sweeney on Thu 22 Aug 2019 - 18:01

They did mention a laser ..I had both done a couple of years ago so heres hoping as both lenses were replaced

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Post by Barbs on Thu 22 Aug 2019 - 21:50

@Sweeney wrote:They did mention a laser ..I had both done a couple of years ago so heres hoping as both lenses were replaced
Had mine done at Rotherham and they were brilliant and not much ofor a waiting list.

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Post by Sweeney on Fri 23 Aug 2019 - 9:44

Sounds promising

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