headlight globes

Submitted: Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 20:09
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hey guys just wondering what head light globes people have found to be the best on an 01 gu . Just going to change to better globe and want to which type to go for.And if anybody has put larger watt globes in that don't melt the reflector.thanks
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Reply By: kim (mr) - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 21:06

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 21:06
Just put the IPF super low beam h4 in the patrol and they are the ducks guts, the rrp is around $150 but i got them from a auction for $70 but now I know the differance they make I'll fork out the $150 for the other patrol as well.
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Reply By: brenn dog - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 21:32

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 21:32
thanks kim; were the globes from ipf standard watt or larger.
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Reply By: Member - Smocky (NSW) - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 23:14

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 23:14
G'day,

this has been done before and you should find some good info in archives.

My suggestions would be;

1. Don't put higher watt globes in. Legality issues as well as heat and drain on wiring etc.

2. Philips are better that Omron/Narva IMHO. (Got a friend who works for Omron so was able to test a range of them.)

3. Blue light ones are better in 4x4 as the light is nicer and broader. Tried the +50's and whilst the light was brighter, it just made a larger, brighter white spot on the road as the headlights kind of point down. I found it actually makes it HARDER to see. Blue light ones are softer and when you get used to it, I think they are better.

Cheers.
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Reply By: Member - muzzgit - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 02:17

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 02:17
As posted here early FEB, If you are wanting to go to higher wattage globes, you will need to upgrade the wiring loom. The result of not doing this will be a burnt out dipper switch in the indicator/dip switch toggle on the steering column.....
NOT CHEAP.

If money is no problem, you could try the new zenon type globes at about fifteen hundred bucks a set !
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Reply By: Markymark - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 10:10

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 10:10
I use the Narva Plus-50's in couple of my cars and found them to be good. haven't tried the Philips ones. They're standard wattage so you don't have to worry about burning out your wiring or excessive heat buil-up in your lights. Nice & easy, just the way i like it.
Cheers,
Mark.
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