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Old 05-08-2003, 07:51   #1 (permalink)
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Question XE lighting options?

Hi all, I just stumbled across this forum and I'm impressed! Great stuff here.

I run a neat & tidy 1984 XE GL Falcon that is fairly stock, and I have been dissapointed with the standard "glow-worm" headlights. AS I am starting a new job in the next few weeks I will have to do a fair amount of night driving, and thought it would be time to do an upgrade. So far I have adjusted the headlights (made a reasonable amount of difference :)) and fitted some 100/55W globes from Super-Cheap Autos to the headlights (brightened up high-beam a bit). After doing this the sides of the road and everything is lit up okay, except I want more "range" in the lighting.

I was thinking a set of spotlight-like driving light things would be good, so I can have 2 beams of bright light going straight up the centre of the road. Now the question is do I:

* Buy some of the stock S-Pack driving lights from the wreckers & maybe put higher wattage bulbs in them?

* Buy a set of cheap spotlights/driving lights (say 100W) and fit them on brackets under the bumper like S-Pack driving lights or

* Fit a set of cheap spotlights on a bracket in front of the grill, so they are on the same level as the headlights?

Given that my car is fairly neat & tidy I would like to keep it looking original if possible, so maybe the S-Pack driving lights with upgraded bulbs would be a good option?
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Try looking at the Hella +50 Xenon Halogen lamps . They are a standard 55w globe which will give you an extra 75 to 100m seeing distance. These can be fitted to the latest polycarbonte lenses ( i have them in my BA ) , with out fear of melting the bezel or lense . Seeing as you have glass , you're laughing .You'll be amazed at how different they are. They are roughly $60 per globe from memory .
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