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Old 07-05-2001, 03:09   #1 (permalink)
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100/55W Headlight Lamps in Falcon?

Does anyone know if 100/55W Lamps would be a safe upgrade from the standard 60/55W?

Both low and high beam (and Park Lamps too) operate thru relays - ie. not directly powered by the switch.
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Old 07-05-2001, 03:35   #2 (permalink)
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I did exactly that upgrade to the XE about a year ago and have had no problems whatsoever!
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Old 07-05-2001, 03:51   #3 (permalink)
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just beware inan ED. your headlamp reflectors are plastic, unlike the XE.
Have you tried Hella Xenon globes? same wattage (55/60w) but with a bright white light with no extra heat.

Bloody good globe especially in EF/EL & XR's.
These globes are tickford factory fit in AU series XR's.
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I have the 30+ Globes (Xenon globes)... They are heaps better than the standard globes... so much more brighter.

Relativly cheap too - Paid $15 a pair for them.

A friend of mine put 100w globes in his EF.. had to change some wiring to do this.
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Yeah dead right, these polycarbonate lamps can't cope with heat like glass can. But try the setup what i've got, 100w for high beams (there ok cause you don't use them constantly) and i've got blue parkers (theya ctually give a blue tinge with a white light).
I'll be gettin those Hella Xenon's for the H1's. At the moment i'm running those Narva All Weather they give a yellowish light, but are pretty average for on foggy weather. I be honest i can't really se any benefit in the fog.
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so wait a minute, theyre a good & easy swap in the blackwood falcons? I've got an XD wagon, a mate of mine warned me off this kind of thing because the battery could run flat while i'm driving.. when i'm on the cruise with headlamps on, the volt meter on the dash says a potential difference of 12 volts is available.. but i want something to turn the night into day.. Would the older bosch relay setups be able to handle the current draw?
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Old 07-05-2001, 06:25   #7 (permalink)
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if your volt meter has that much of a difference as you say. may be time to check your alternator brushes (overhaul) or upgrade to higher amp output alt.....a 12 volt relay, is a 12 volt relay...it's the watts that is the key. the XD was never intended to run higher watt globes. in those day's there was fog lights. buy the lights mount them, fit the relay, your in business, keeping the relay cool is the secret to longevity. dont mount them where heat is prevalent.
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Yes XD's only have about 45amp alternaters.Easy to upgrade I think the air con models had bigger alternaters.
Need atleast 20 amp relay Divide watts x 12v=amps.
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ah ok..

hmm, might be on the way out then. Well, its 20 years old so i guess its had a second win n stuff...

I saw these bulbs at coventry's but yeah i guess its a matter of time until I see them for sale again..
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I've been told that EA to ED can fit up to 90/100w with no problems if you are using FORD OE lights, the cheap replacements melt! I do know of a guy who ran upgraded wiring and 90/145w globes with the factory driving lights running 130w. He had no problems with anything until he traded into an EL and melted the lens.
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