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Old 06-02-2005, 04:36   #1 (permalink)
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better headlights for EL Falcon

Guys, does anyone know what I can do with the headlights on my EL wagon to make them brighter?

You got to light a match to see if the lights are going.

The lenses are clear but the lights are pitiful on low or high beam. I'm used to cars with much better ones.
I know that replacing normal round or rectangular lights with halogens makes a big difference but what about these skinny things?

Has anyone else done anything with theirs? Where do you fit spotlights on them?
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Old 06-02-2005, 05:05   #2 (permalink)
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I have fitted Narva Arctic Blue globes to my old man's EL and this helped heaps. I know what u mean tho, the lights are shit. Spotlights could be fitted to a nudge bar, or I have seen a "light bar" advertised at Repco I think.
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Old 06-02-2005, 05:32   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Jock,

I wasn't happy with the lights for my EF Sedan.. first thing I did was polish up the
lenses as they had gone yellow with age/UV exposure. There was a thread here a few days ago discussing exactly that.

I also got some brighter globes too. You need to be careful with the EF/ELs thoug (not to sure about EA-ED though) as they have plastic lenses that will melt.

I can't remember what the maximum wattage bulb is that you can put in the EF/ELs, i think its something like 55 or 60W. In any case i found some narvas that
were right on the money as far as the wattage goes, but they were labelled something like "XX+50", where XX is the wattage and +50% 'brighter' than standard. They made quite a difference.

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Guys, does anyone know what I can do with the headlights on my EL wagon to make them brighter?

You got to light a match to see if the lights are going.

The lenses are clear but the lights are pitiful on low or high beam. I'm used to cars with much better ones.
I know that replacing normal round or rectangular lights with halogens makes a big difference but what about these skinny things?

Has anyone else done anything with theirs? Where do you fit spotlights on them?
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Old 06-02-2005, 16:00   #4 (permalink)
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Good guys.

I'll get a set of bulbs and see how they go. Whichever way I go will be an improvement.

Thanks Jock
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Old 06-03-2005, 03:24   #5 (permalink)
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bright white bulbs always does wonders
and yeah as stated cleaning the light out also helps

did ya check the inside of your light inside the glass at the reflector paint etc if its fubar'd that wont help
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i run plus 50s in my main beams and 100w globes in my high beams, had em in for 4yrs now, no problems at all, also found cleaning/polishing the crappy plastic lenses helped heaps
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Where do you fit spotlights on them?
theres an adaptor plate you can buy, it fits behind the number plate, you bolt spotlights onto that, oh and BTW, the stock lights are halogen lights
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i run plus 50s in my main beams and 100w globes in my high beams, had em in for 4yrs now, no problems at all, also found cleaning/polishing the crappy plastic lenses helped heaps

Is your car an EL or EF? I think earlier than EFs had glass lenses, hence 100W
bulbs wouldn't be a problem.

Any more heat output than the standard globes and you *will* melt your lenses!

How often do you use your high beams? Have you had them on for an extended
period of time before (ie, 30mins+)?

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all ef''s where fantastic plastic, if they were glass, every one would be running early ef lenses in there ef falcons
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Old 06-11-2005, 04:04   #10 (permalink)
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Is your car an EL or EF? I think earlier than EFs had glass lenses, hence 100W
bulbs wouldn't be a problem.

Any more heat output than the standard globes and you *will* melt your lenses!

How often do you use your high beams? Have you had them on for an extended
period of time before (ie, 30mins+)?

-Shaun
plastic lenses, have used the high beams for an hour at a time, no problems, no melt downs :)

i also use plexus plastic polish to keep the lenses clean, it's great stuff, google for it
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