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LED Headlights
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Well, I had a look at the existing headlight bulbs and realised that they’re actually 45/65 watt BPF not H4 although I’m not sure that makes much difference. Also I forgot to mention that the headlight glass is a modern obscured Stippolyte type finish and with the existing tungsten filament bulbs I’ve never had that much in the way of a beam.

The reason I was thinking of going to LED was not primarily for improved lighting but more because one of the headlights isn’t working so I need to do something anyway and at the same time I’d hoped to reduce the load on the dynamo and even be able to get home just on the battery if I had to.

So I’m trying to decide what to do without spending that much as now I’m retired I have to be careful about what I spend on the car.

As I see it I could either bite the bullet and go for the LED ones from CDRC but a pair comes to £55 which is more than I really wanted to spend.

Alternatively I did think about some 6v Halogen Headlight Bulbs which are 35/35watt so would slightly reduce the current and hopefully, at least when on dip, not be that much different in light output due to being halogen. This appears to be what Mark McKibbin has done.

The only advantage over LED is that the cost would be just £16 rather than £55 for LED and for less than the £39 saved I could potentially change the original rear light, two stop / tail lights and the side lights to LED.

What do you think?
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LED Headlights - by John P - 07-02-2019, 09:48 AM
RE: LED Headlights - by Steve kay - 07-02-2019, 09:56 AM
RE: LED Headlights - by Stuart Joseph - 07-02-2019, 11:11 AM
RE: LED Headlights - by Derek Sheldon - 07-02-2019, 11:45 AM
RE: LED Headlights - by John Mason - 07-02-2019, 12:02 PM
RE: LED Headlights - by Derek Sheldon - 07-02-2019, 12:06 PM
RE: LED Headlights - by GK5268 - 07-02-2019, 02:04 PM
RE: LED Headlights - by David.H - 07-02-2019, 03:03 PM
RE: LED Headlights - by garryruck - 07-02-2019, 04:33 PM
RE: LED Headlights - by spannerman - 07-02-2019, 04:34 PM
RE: LED Headlights - by GK5268 - 07-02-2019, 06:11 PM
RE: LED Headlights - by Bill Dixon - 07-02-2019, 07:36 PM
RE: LED Headlights - by AustinWood - 07-02-2019, 08:34 PM
RE: LED Headlights - by Reckless Rat - 07-02-2019, 09:10 PM
RE: LED Headlights - by jboy964 - 10-02-2019, 09:50 AM
RE: LED Headlights - by Mark McKibbin - 07-02-2019, 09:43 PM
RE: LED Headlights - by fatcatvera - 08-02-2019, 09:06 AM
RE: LED Headlights - by garryruck - 08-02-2019, 02:55 PM
RE: LED Headlights - by fatcatvera - 08-02-2019, 03:21 PM
RE: LED Headlights - by wild_willy - 10-02-2019, 05:33 AM
RE: LED Headlights - by John P - 08-02-2019, 04:33 PM
RE: LED Headlights - by Biddlecombe - 10-02-2019, 10:52 AM
RE: LED Headlights - by Reckless Rat - 10-02-2019, 11:20 AM
RE: LED Headlights - by jboy964 - 10-02-2019, 11:41 AM
RE: LED Headlights - by AustinWood - 10-02-2019, 01:22 PM
RE: LED Headlights - by AllAlloyCup - 10-02-2019, 03:38 PM
RE: LED Headlights - by AustinWood - 10-02-2019, 05:37 PM
RE: LED Headlights - by Jeff Blight - 10-02-2019, 05:57 PM
RE: LED Headlights - by Bruce Nicholls - 11-02-2019, 11:51 PM

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