New driving lights

So it's time to replace the driving lights on the F100.

I had looked at putting a set of HID globes in the current ones but on inspecting the lenses today both are very milky. So obviously time to replace them. They are 11 years old as I found when I opened one up.

So started looking arround and found these from ABR Sidewinder.

I know Derek is a member/trader here but is anyone else using them and if so what are your thoughts on them?

Price wise they seem very competitive and I guess being a member here would also be an incentive.

I would be looking at one pencil and one wide.

Cheers
Ross
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Reply By: Lex M (Brisbane) - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 23:02

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 23:02
Must be magic. A 35 watt light that _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx .32 Amps..........
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Follow Up By: ABR - SIDEWINDER - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 07:59

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 07:59
Hi Lex

Thanks for the heads up, I have fixed the typo.

They draw 3.20A each.

Regards

Derek From ABR
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Reply By: KennyBWilson - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 23:21

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 23:21
I don't care what all the experts say, 6000k is too high, they go blue , all the cars from factory are 4300k and they are the best over all and 5000k are the whites.

maybe look at both at night and see for yourself
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Follow Up By: Rossc0 - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 09:51

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 09:51
Bit hard to do that when there is no one close by selling them.

I'm 1200k's from Brisbane and the closest big town/city is 130km even then I doubt if anyone there would have any in stock.

Cheers
Ross
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Follow Up By: KennyBWilson - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 10:13

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 10:13
I suggest you buy the 5000k and you won't regret it.

I made the mistake in listening to the salesman and got the 6000k only to find they are too blue and he doesn't sell 5000k anyway

You can call me lots of names later if you think you made the wrong choice.

ask what others on here have in their lights.

Cheers
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Reply By: _gmd_pps - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 23:58

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 23:58
You can buy these exact lights on ebay for
US$215 a pair + $36 for EMS shipping 3 -5 days from China
Bought 2 pairs of 9" and one pair of 7" just
recently. Who in their right mind would pay $295 each ..

good luck
gmd
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Follow Up By: _gmd_pps - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 00:18

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 00:18
actually he advertises 205mm the $216 US was for the 230mm
the 7" are only US$189..
have fun
gmd
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Follow Up By: Rossc0 - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 09:49

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 09:49
Well the only ones I've seen on ebay are $329.95 AUD plus $39.99 for postage.

But then including GST and import duty on arrival is another $75.00 or so makes them $445.00, no proctective covers so I'd have to then source those and buy them on top, so another $50.

Also they will not sell as one pencil and one spread so I'd have to buy two pairs.

So would be up for $940 all up to get what I can buy here for $590

Think I'll buy them here in Oz, at least then I'm helping out an Australian business even if the product is imported.

Cheers
Ross



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Follow Up By: _gmd_pps - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 10:05

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 10:05
whatever you say. rofl
have fun
gmd

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Reply By: ABR - SIDEWINDER - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 08:34

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 08:34
Hi Rossc0

Please note that I fixed a typo on the amp draw of our lamps. Should read 3.20A not 0.32A..... (Thanks Lex)

I was emailed a question so will answer it here. ABR-SIDEWINDER HID's carry a 12 month warranty, are supplied with clear stone covers and parts are available. (Springs, covers, ballasts, globes, reflectors, glass and gaskets)

We will not supply parts to any person that can't prove original purchase of a ABR-SIDEWINDER or PIRANHA HID lamp.

Regards

Derek from ABR
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Follow Up By: Rossc0 - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 09:15

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 09:15
Hi Derek,

Thanks.

Had not looked at that side of things yet but considering the current ones are 100W and therefore draw about 9 amps each should not be a problem for the wiring.

Cheers
Ross
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Follow Up By: Rossc0 - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 11:50

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 11:50
Hi Derek,

Following on from the post above do you have 5000K globes instead of the 6000K globes.

Cheers
Ross
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Follow Up By: ABR - SIDEWINDER - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 14:24

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 14:24
Our current stock is 6000K which we found to be a good colour range. Our last range of lamps were the Vision-X 7000K and were fantastic. We lowered the new range to 6000K as a compromise between the brilliant white of 7000K and the natural white of 5000K.

I will order in some 5000K globes from the factory today for those who wish to have 5000K against my own choice of 6000K colour.

The image below shows 6000K v/s Halogen. Please email me if required for more info so this thread does not become an advert and breach the forum rules.



Regards

Derek from ABR
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Reply By: Member - BUNDY BOY (WA) - Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 20:20

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 20:20
Hay there Rossc0
I have 90/130....in my factory lights as you know the standards
in the ftucks just don't cut it....and use hid lightforce.clear covers .as driving lights......two pencil beams....doing a lot of night runs home ive found this great in the ambo .with the height and such the 130 high beam is great for side lighting of the road as well ......
hope it helps....i know lightforce are expensive but wouldn't go any other way for my safety
Bundy
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Follow Up By: Rossc0 - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 09:39

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 09:39
Hi Bundy,

Agree about the standard lights but like most vehicles of this vintage they are ordinary at best.

Got 100/90W in the headlights now and they are fine.

Nice ambo, SWMBO want's one, comment when I showed her was why didn't we buy one of those.

Cheers
Ross
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