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.