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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #45 on: 12 April 2018, 00:57:24 »

I've no idea what type of bulbs either of my cars has.  :-\

All I know is that when I turn them on, they light up the road in front and I can see where I'm going.  :y
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #46 on: 12 April 2018, 07:43:25 »

The only thing I have to remember if using the Omega in conditions when lights are needed is to turn them on :D The V70 has DRLs which on the phase 1[like mine]means the dipped beam is in use as are the sidelights and all the rear lights.The only thing extra actually turning the lights on at the switch gives me is the dash backlighting.
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #47 on: 12 April 2018, 08:37:24 »

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

Is this changing to LEDs an easy process?  Never heard of it but then I lead an incredibly sheltered life!
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #48 on: 12 April 2018, 09:07:13 »

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

I have a couple of standard 7" units that are LEDs, if you fancy a change.. they 'stick out' a bit further than the normal Lucas units, so it makes the Cobra look a bit bug-eyed, but I don't imagine that would be noticeable with lights on stalks like the Westfield.
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #49 on: 12 April 2018, 09:16:47 »

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

Is this changing to LEDs an easy process?  Never heard of it but then I lead an incredibly sheltered life!
What I fitted to mine...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/222486605102?chn=ps&dispItem=1&adgroupid=48657126936&rlsatarget=pla-382144919668&abcId=1129916&adtype=pla&merchantid=115156767&poi=&googleloc=9045816&device=m&campaignid=973710387&crdt=0&ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F710-134428-41853-0%252F2%253Fmpre%253Dhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.ebay.co.uk%25252Fi%25252F222486605102%25253Fchn%25253Dps%252526dispItem%25253D1%2526itemid%253D222486605102%2526targetid%253D382144919668%2526device%253Dm%2526adtype%253Dpla%2526googleloc%253D9045816%2526poi%253D%2526campaignid%253D973710387%2526adgroupid%253D48657126936%2526rlsatarget%253Dpla-382144919668%2526abcId%253D1129916%2526merchantid%253D115156767%2526gclid%253DCj0KCQjwh7zWBRCiARIsAId9b4q3r_c8xyijh2vxbaRv1y-ADZLuhyD-Toy06QX8lYd6taqUVNHDrDkaAjeWEALw_wcB%2526srcrot%253D710-134428-41853-0%2526rvr_id%253D1497097935041

The halogen bulbs were replaced with night breaker plus and the xenon bulbs with xenarc, all Osram... Cost about 120 for all the lights on the front of the car.
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #50 on: 12 April 2018, 10:00:20 »

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

Is this changing to LEDs an easy process?  Never heard of it but then I lead an incredibly sheltered life!
What I fitted to mine...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/222486605102?chn=ps&dispItem=1&adgroupid=48657126936&rlsatarget=pla-382144919668&abcId=1129916&adtype=pla&merchantid=115156767&poi=&googleloc=9045816&device=m&campaignid=973710387&crdt=0&ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F710-134428-41853-0%252F2%253Fmpre%253Dhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.ebay.co.uk%25252Fi%25252F222486605102%25253Fchn%25253Dps%252526dispItem%25253D1%2526itemid%253D222486605102%2526targetid%253D382144919668%2526device%253Dm%2526adtype%253Dpla%2526googleloc%253D9045816%2526poi%253D%2526campaignid%253D973710387%2526adgroupid%253D48657126936%2526rlsatarget%253Dpla-382144919668%2526abcId%253D1129916%2526merchantid%253D115156767%2526gclid%253DCj0KCQjwh7zWBRCiARIsAId9b4q3r_c8xyijh2vxbaRv1y-ADZLuhyD-Toy06QX8lYd6taqUVNHDrDkaAjeWEALw_wcB%2526srcrot%253D710-134428-41853-0%2526rvr_id%253D1497097935041

The halogen bulbs were replaced with night breaker plus and the xenon bulbs with xenarc, all Osram... Cost about 120 for all the lights on the front of the car.

Thanks. Well I will be damned. What next ? cars powered by electricity? Flying machines? I bet they will be sending a man to the moon before too long. ;D ;D
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #51 on: 12 April 2018, 15:41:10 »

Is this changing to LEDs an easy process?  Never heard of it but then I lead an incredibly sheltered life!

It was in my case, as I just swapped to these:

http://www.bowerspartsonline.co.uk/lighting/front-lighting/led-front-lighting/land-rover-defender-73mm-led-clear-indicator-light-upgrade-rdxwipac

Front lights were land rover indicators anyway, but needed a bit of bracketry making up to mount them.

Rears were going on to new wheel arches, so just drill the 2 mounting holes and 1 for the wiring and bolt them up.

On a  production car it's probably less easy, although you can get LED replacement bulbs. No idea how good they are.

I have a couple of standard 7" units that are LEDs, if you fancy a change.. they 'stick out' a bit further than the normal Lucas units, so it makes the Cobra look a bit bug-eyed, but I don't imagine that would be noticeable with lights on stalks like the Westfield.

I might be interested in trying those for size - outside an Indian restaurant some time perhaps? :P  ::)
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #52 on: 12 April 2018, 15:42:19 »

Oh, I had to modify the shunt resistor in my flasher unit to stop it flashing at a daft rate due to the lower current draw. No way was I going to splash out 8 on a new flasher!
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #53 on: 12 April 2018, 15:44:12 »

I might be interested in trying those for size - outside an Indian restaurant some time perhaps? :P  ::)

That is a definite possibility :y Once the weather warms up, I guess! ;D
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« Reply #54 on: 12 April 2018, 15:46:30 »

I might be interested in trying those for size - outside an Indian restaurant some time perhaps? :P  ::)

That is a definite possibility :y Once the weather warms up, I guess! ;D

Don't mind the temperature so much as the fact that it keeps precipitating. ::)

Are you thinking of going to Stoneleigh this year, by the way?
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Re: xenon lights
« Reply #55 on: 13 April 2018, 09:32:30 »

Looked at my headlights last night and thought "if that's a 7" headlight, I'm John Holmes". :-\

Remembered that my car has 5 1/4" headlights. :-[
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« Reply #56 on: 13 April 2018, 16:28:09 »

Looked at my headlights last night and thought "if that's a 7" headlight, I'm John Holmes". :-\

Remembered that my car has 5 1/4" headlights. :-[

hmm more Eminem maybe ;D
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« Reply #57 on: 16 April 2018, 09:50:25 »

Are you thinking of going to Stoneleigh this year, by the way?

Yep - though my plans extend as far as "Whatever day it looks like it has the lowest chance of precipitation" ;D But yes.. there's bound to be odds and sodds to buy.

Looked at my headlights last night and thought "if that's a 7" headlight, I'm John Holmes". :-\

Remembered that my car has 5 1/4" headlights. :-[

 ;D ;D
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« Reply #58 on: 16 April 2018, 09:53:12 »

Are you thinking of going to Stoneleigh this year, by the way?

Yep - though my plans extend as far as "Whatever day it looks like it has the lowest chance of precipitation" ;D But yes.. there's bound to be odds and sodds to buy.


Sounds like the same as me, then.  ;D

Will keep you posted. Would be nice to catch up if our paths cross.
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« Reply #59 on: 16 April 2018, 10:11:09 »

Will keep you posted. Would be nice to catch up if our paths cross.

Likewise - let me know which day you're thinking of when we're close enough to take a reasonable stab at the weather :y
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