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#1612209 - 26/11/2017 22:10 Hid vs led
jonnyboy54321 Offline
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All

Came by a nice set of refurbed headlights the other day (cheers Ben, nice to meet you).
The ink black coop is my first usable one and jeez the lights are bad. Terrible! This will be used for urban too-ing and fro-ing. A pal offered me an hid kit but its the wrong fitment. For dipped beam improvement - what would you guys recommend? Got any links? Will fit to the new headlights wink
Did a search but plenty conflicting advice and technology is constantly changing anyway.
Thanks


Edited by jonnyboy54321 (27/11/2017 06:03)

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#1612285 - 28/11/2017 07:09 Re: Hid vs led [Re: jonnyboy54321]
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Anyone?

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#1612286 - 28/11/2017 07:16 Re: Hid vs led [Re: jonnyboy54321]
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In my experience HID for normal dipped beam and the best bulbs you can get for main beam LED are pretty good in main beam too!
Seen the prices of LED's tumbling lately don't know if they are cheap versions from china that wont last

Technically these are MOT fails however myself and many others have had no issues getting an MOT with them fitted, but just so you know

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#1612396 - 29/11/2017 21:53 Re: Hid vs led [Re: jonnyboy54321]
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Have ordered a Duncan special - seeing as there was an 8% voucher code on facebook. Sadly that didn't extend to the kit I bought for the Discovery while I was there, but 4 quid is 4 quid!
Just done the dipped beam for now as it's an urban car this one.

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#1613208 - 17/12/2017 21:46 Re: Hid vs led [Re: jonnyboy54321]
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Any chance you did a before and after for comparison? I still run normal lamps and they are cack.

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#1613291 - 19/12/2017 07:28 Re: Hid vs led [Re: jonnyboy54321]
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So I've completed this now. In a set of polished lights.
I'd read a lot of anecdotal evidence that LED was better for the main beam on the coop but HID was preferred on dipped beam. So I ordered a half decent HID kit and set about switching the LED to main.
Honestly?
Not seeing much in it. HID penetration seems slightly better but they seem a bit 'washed out' if I'm honest.
A bit on the fence. There's no doubt they're better than the Yankee Candles fitted as standard.

As an aside - I fitted h4 LED's to my discovery 1. They are absolutely brilliant - superbly brilliant.

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#1613529 - 23/12/2017 15:04 Re: Hid vs led [Re: jonnyboy54321]
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Great to have the feedback, sounds like it’s much of a much Wes between HID and LEDs that you’ve tried.

I had HIDs and they got dimmer over a few years, I would imagine this won’t be the case for LED so would assume overall the LED would make more sense.

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#1613531 - 23/12/2017 18:07 Re: Hid vs led [Re: jonnyboy54321]
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Thanks for the reminder I need to get a pic of lights now with standard lights
Then fit my leds and go back to the same spot and take another pic
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