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Old 09-13-2004, 21:15   #1 (permalink)
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Higher Wattage Headlights?

I'm expecting delivery of our Terry next week.

An issue I have with the Territory (and for that matter other Ford vehicles) is the inability to be able to upgrade the standard headlight globes (65W) to 100W for example. I have been told that the higher wattage globes will eventually melt or discolour the plastic headlamp lenses, and possibly cause problems with the electrics.

I don't want to fit another set of driving lights. Does anyone know of a solution to upgrading the wattage of the existing Territory/Falcon headlights?
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Old 09-13-2004, 21:52   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Higher Wattage Headlights?

Ever driven a Territory at night? If you have, you'll soon see you don't need to upgrade the headlights unless you're seriously scared of the dark!
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Old 09-13-2004, 22:07   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Higher Wattage Headlights?

As long as the replacement globes are UV safe and you don't go too high up the wattage scale, there should be no problems.

But, I had a Territory on loan over night from the dealer & I hit the highway with it and the lights are fantastic.

I would not bother upping the wattage
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Re: Higher Wattage Headlights?

Another option is use globes that increase output and not the wattage. I fitted a set of Narva +30 (giving a claimed 30% increase in light) to our AUII on high beam and am very impressed in the additional brightness.

I have driven BA's and Territorys and have to agree that their headlights are excellent. I'm was reasonably happy with the AU which was a huge improvement over the EF/EL as far as my driving experiences were concerned. The AU was as good as the old XD S Pack I had with a combined high beam out put of 460 Watts...
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Re: Higher Wattage Headlights?

I have a question:

What is the highest legal power (watts) you can have for a) normal headlights and b) high beams?
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Re: Higher Wattage Headlights?

The ADR limit for low beam is 55 watts and 60watts for highbeam. This goes for driving lights as well so those 100watt spotties are illegal. That all said, on the Mazda I had Narva +30s, the first set sold in Canberra, and 55 watt globes in thge Cibies. In the Subaru I put 80/100 Optiblue, ricer, globes in with 100w globes in the Cibies. In the VS Commodore I had 90/100 and 100, or maybe 130watt I can't remember, globes in the headlights and went back to 55watts in the Cibies when the 100watt ones blew. Plus all 3 cars have had 55watt Narva foglights fitted so I've had about 700watts of light at one stage. Yes very illegal but since the lights were aimed correctly, actually slightly low in the Commodore and Subaru, and I usually only used highbeam when no other cars are around, except when the cop popped over the hill towards me, I've never been hasseled.
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Don't bother the terrys standard lights are awesome
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