Re: Defender head-lights.
> "Badger" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> "McBad" <mcbad@NOSPAMglobalnet.co.uk> wrote in message
>>> Any lighting gurus out there?
>>> I'm not impressed with the head-lights on my L reg 90, these dark
>>> nights the
>>> light seems to come out of the lamp, trickle across the front
>>> bumper and fall on the road about five yards in front. This is
>>> even after the mud has
>>> been washed off them.
>>> Read a wee article in LROI workshop answers about upgrading the
>>> bulbs from 40/45w to 60/65w which seemed like a good way to go,
>>> until I looked under the bonnet....
>>> ..I've got sealed beam units. There's no indication that I can see
>>> on them
>>> as to what their wattage is. How easy is it change back to normal
>>> bowls and
>>> bulbs? Is this likely to be an improvement (any guesses what
>>> wattage the sbu's are likely to be?)? Cost? Any thoughts
>>> gratefully appreciated.
>> Ditch the sealed beams, fit good quality halogen replacement light
>> units, around £28 a set. DO NOT fit higher wattage bulbs to them,
>> you WILL burn out the main lighting switch, normally half way round
>> a blind bend in the dark! Fit Phillips vision-plus bulbs, 50%
>> greater light output than std halogens for the same wattage,
>> excellent bulbs, came top in various reviews.
>> As for replacements, genuine Lucas are good, Ring are ok, last set
>> of Wipac I fitted were crap, now running Cibe Iode units, they're as
>> good as the Lucas ones. Remember it's not just the bulbs, but the
>> reflector design and quality that plays a big part.
>> Stay clear of the "crystal" units, you may have MOT issues due to no
>> "E" marking and no distinctive dip pattern.
> Thanks all for responding so quickly. This is a superb newsgroup for
> getting useful information fast.
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