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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #15 on: 11 April 2018, 13:10:51 »

My Indian motor car has HIDs which are adequate but nothing special, and not as good as the HID's on my 2003 MV6.

Are you sure its not your eyesight that's dimmed over the intervening years?  :P

Absolutely not, James. :P

Apparently, doing to much of 'it' can impact your eyesight



That's why I need glasses  ::) ;D
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #16 on: 11 April 2018, 13:17:40 »

Halogen and HIDS are yesterdays pizza.

LED and Laser lights are the future.
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #17 on: 11 April 2018, 13:29:57 »

Halogen and HIDS are yesterdays pizza.

LED and Laser lights are the future.
Yeah....why just dazzle people when you can actually blind them  :y
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #18 on: 11 April 2018, 13:36:12 »

Halogen and HIDS are yesterdays pizza.

LED and Laser lights are the future.
Yeah....why just dazzle people when you can actually blind them  :y


Shouldn't happen until the 'chaved up' max power boys decide to fit an aftermarket set from Ebay for 30. :)
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #19 on: 11 April 2018, 13:40:12 »

Seat use LEDs on their cars as an option. I believe other manufacturers are put off by the cost. Presumably that will plummet with volume as they are introduced to more vehicles and manufacturers. I don't know whether LED's have to have washers for example.
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #20 on: 11 April 2018, 14:28:09 »

Seat use LEDs on their cars as an option.

And VW. Audi. Nissan (standard on top spec models). Probably others too.

AFAIK the same requirements apply as to HIDs - self levelling & washers
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #21 on: 11 April 2018, 14:37:57 »

Seat use LEDs on their cars as an option.

And VW. Audi. Nissan (standard on top spec models). Probably others too.

AFAIK the same requirements apply as to HIDs - self levelling & washers

Depends on the Tech, a key part of the latest LED setup is that they use a Matrix and turn on/off LEDs as required and hence the levelling can be compensated via other means.  :y
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #22 on: 11 April 2018, 14:42:12 »

TBH, I've come across rubbish lights that are HID and excellent lights (MUCH better than Omega HIDs) that are halogen so it doesn't matter a lot to me. HIDs last longer, but more expense and hassle when they do fail. :-\

Agreed,my Focus has far better lights that my Omega or Signum had and they were both HID,My Touareg has Halogen lights and they are absolutely shite though :-\
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #23 on: 11 April 2018, 15:06:05 »

TBH, I've come across rubbish lights that are HID and excellent lights (MUCH better than Omega HIDs) that are halogen so it doesn't matter a lot to me. HIDs last longer, but more expense and hassle when they do fail. :-\

Agreed,my Focus has far better lights that my Omega or Signum had and they were both HID,My Touareg has Halogen lights and they are absolutely shite though :-\

My Signum has pathetic illumination. Not HID though.
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #24 on: 11 April 2018, 15:53:07 »

Xenon's are very high on my list of goodies.

After 3 Omega's (with) one e39 (without) and now Saab 9-5 (with)...... I certainly missed them on the BMW.
Seconded... Omegas without are woeful at night... Would retro fit again in a heartbeat :y

The Omegas replacement is unlikely to have Xenons due to the age of the design, although end of production did see them on the options list, which makes retrofitting viable...
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #25 on: 11 April 2018, 16:49:04 »

TBH, I've come across rubbish lights that are HID and excellent lights (MUCH better than Omega HIDs) that are halogen so it doesn't matter a lot to me. HIDs last longer, but more expense and hassle when they do fail. :-\

Agreed,my Focus has far better lights that my Omega or Signum had and they were both HID,My Touareg has Halogen lights and they are absolutely shite though :-\

My Signum has pathetic illumination. Not HID though.

The Zafira's lights are utter, utter crap. Shocking when it's a new design as well.  :(
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #26 on: 11 April 2018, 17:41:16 »

TBH, I've come across rubbish lights that are HID and excellent lights (MUCH better than Omega HIDs) that are halogen so it doesn't matter a lot to me. HIDs last longer, but more expense and hassle when they do fail. :-\

Agreed,my Focus has far better lights that my Omega or Signum had and they were both HID,My Touareg has Halogen lights and they are absolutely shite though :-\

My Signum has pathetic illumination. Not HID though.

The Zafira's lights are utter, utter crap. Shocking when it's a new design as well.  :(
Must be the same as my astra, and I have no problems at all.
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #27 on: 11 April 2018, 18:10:18 »

My Indian motor car has HIDs which are adequate but nothing special, and not as good as the HID's on my 2003 MV6.

Are you sure its not your eyesight that's dimmed over the intervening years?  :P

Absolutely not, James. :P

Apparently, doing to much of 'it' can impact your eyesight
And turning to DIY ain't gonna help :P
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #28 on: 11 April 2018, 18:14:02 »

HIDs or LED are high up on my list, but absolutely not a deal breaker for the right car.

As KW says, I've owned halogen based cars that have better likes than Omega HIDs, and some that are worse.  Vauxhall lights, TBH, I've always found to be a bit naff, HIDs or otherwise.
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #29 on: 11 April 2018, 18:27:11 »

Not to worry, it'll be about ten o'clock before it goes dark soon, and no one goes out after ten o'clock.
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