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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #30 on: 11 April 2018, 18:32:41 »

Not to worry, it'll be about ten o'clock before it goes dark soon, and no one goes out after ten o'clock.
We have staff members who don't have lights. I assume that's why in winter they get in late, and piss off early.
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #31 on: 11 April 2018, 18:37:25 »

Not to worry, it'll be about ten o'clock before it goes dark soon, and no one goes out after ten o'clock.
We have staff members who don't have lights. I assume that's why in winter they get in late, and piss off early.
Given how sh1te a lot of car headlights are these days, I never fail to be amazed by the number of idiots driving around with only one working.

"One light W***ers", as Mrs KW and I call them. ::)

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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #32 on: 11 April 2018, 18:39:28 »

Round here, DRLs are enough at night. Clearly rear lights are for sissys :@
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #33 on: 11 April 2018, 18:41:36 »

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.
Vectra C lights are woeful. Basic Xenons were plod only, and on retail cars car as part of the 1,200 Adaptive Forward Lighting pack... Which is why none  have them fitted ::) Again there is scope to retro fit but parts are rare and expensive  :'(
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #34 on: 11 April 2018, 18:42:30 »

Not to worry, it'll be about ten o'clock before it goes dark soon, and no one goes out after ten o'clock.
We have staff members who don't have lights. I assume that's why in winter they get in late, and piss off early.
Given how sh1te a lot of car headlights are these days, I never fail to be amazed by the number of idiots driving around with only one working.

"One light W***ers", as Mrs KW and I call them. ::)

At least they make the effort of turning them on. Last week we were on the M62 over the Pennines, never exactly renown for its fantastic weather. It was piddling down & foggy too ..... loads had no lights at all ... I assume the drivers though their auto lights would be able to tell, or the other f***wits with just their DRLs on.
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #35 on: 11 April 2018, 18:43:12 »

I've replaced the D2S bulbs in two of my cars and the ability to light the road is amazing compared to the original bulbs. So i'd recommend changing HID bulbs every 10 years minimum.
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #36 on: 11 April 2018, 18:46:11 »

The latest quality led sidelight bulbs put the standard Omega headlights to shame. Mind you, they do cost ten times more, so they bloody well should be better :D
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #37 on: 11 April 2018, 18:47:05 »

I've replaced the D2S bulbs in two of my cars and the ability to light the road is amazing compared to the original bulbs. So i'd recommend changing HID bulbs every 10 years minimum.
I too have had this. They don't seem better, but when you are in the wet and dark, with oncoming traffic, it does actually illuminate the road.

Just changed the Jag ones for this very reason :y
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #38 on: 11 April 2018, 18:54:41 »

Not to worry, it'll be about ten o'clock before it goes dark soon, and no one goes out after ten o'clock.
We have staff members who don't have lights. I assume that's why in winter they get in late, and piss off early.
Given how sh1te a lot of car headlights are these days, I never fail to be amazed by the number of idiots driving around with only one working.

"One light W***ers", as Mrs KW and I call them. ::)

At least they make the effort of turning them on. Last week we were on the M62 over the Pennines, never exactly renown for its fantastic weather. It was piddling down & foggy too ..... loads had no lights at all ... I assume the drivers though their auto lights would be able to tell, or the other f***wits with just their DRLs on.
We had this conversation last time it was foggy. Jaime's solution was to cull everyone. Who'd have thunk it?  ;D
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #39 on: 11 April 2018, 19:26:17 »

Not to worry, it'll be about ten o'clock before it goes dark soon, and no one goes out after ten o'clock.
We have staff members who don't have lights. I assume that's why in winter they get in late, and piss off early.
Given how sh1te a lot of car headlights are these days, I never fail to be amazed by the number of idiots driving around with only one working.

"One light W***ers", as Mrs KW and I call them. ::)

At least they make the effort of turning them on. Last week we were on the M62 over the Pennines, never exactly renown for its fantastic weather. It was piddling down & foggy too ..... loads had no lights at all ... I assume the drivers though their auto lights would be able to tell, or the other f***wits with just their DRLs on.
We had this conversation last time it was foggy. Jaime's solution was to cull everyone. Who'd have thunk it?  ;D
It fixes so many ills ;D
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #40 on: 11 April 2018, 19:28:02 »

Not to worry, it'll be about ten o'clock before it goes dark soon, and no one goes out after ten o'clock.
We have staff members who don't have lights. I assume that's why in winter they get in late, and piss off early.
Given how sh1te a lot of car headlights are these days, I never fail to be amazed by the number of idiots driving around with only one working.

"One light W***ers", as Mrs KW and I call them. ::)

At least they make the effort of turning them on. Last week we were on the M62 over the Pennines, never exactly renown for its fantastic weather. It was piddling down & foggy too ..... loads had no lights at all ... I assume the drivers though their auto lights would be able to tell, or the other f***wits with just their DRLs on.
We had this conversation last time it was foggy. Jaime's solution was to cull everyone. Who'd have thunk it?  ;D
It fixes so many ills ;D
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #41 on: 11 April 2018, 19:31:30 »

The Terracan has the worst lights on any car I have ever owned, that is the only thing I can fault it on, fortunately I don't drive at night very often ! My old CDX was excellent .
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #42 on: 11 April 2018, 20:59:24 »

My V70 has halogen lights and are notoriously crap[although I can see well enough with them]while my Omega has HIDs which are certainly better than the V70s,but having/lacking HIDs wouldn't be a deal breaker for me.Don't know what main beam lights are like on either car as I can't remember the last time I used main beam but it's certainly many many years ago.
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« Reply #43 on: 11 April 2018, 21:15:40 »

Baza- that is an interesting observation. I think for a lot of folk nightime driving is mostly on dipped. Idiots here use their main beam on motorways until they are nearly upon folk (either catching up or coming the other way).  I would say my nightime driving is a third main beam and two thirds dipped .
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #44 on: 11 April 2018, 23:19:53 »

The latest quality led sidelight bulbs put the standard Omega headlights to shame. Mind you, they do cost ten times more, so they bloody well should be better :D
I replaced the indicators front and back, brake lights and tail lights on the Westfield with LED ones yesterday. Powered them up to test and one of the sidelight bulbs has only gone and blown.. >:(

So.. may be going LED for them too. ;D
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