head light upgrade

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i am looking to upgrade my head lights in my 05 Navara can you put 55/100 globes in or will this damage the wiring or would the blue globes be better.
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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 14:28

Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 14:28
Blue globes are better if you want your car to look sexy - worse if you want to see what's in front. They give less light by filtering out the red component.

If you want more light with the same current draw and heat output, then put in Philips or Narva Plus50's.
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Reply By: Member - Vic S (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 16:11

Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 16:11
Hello
you can put 55/100 in and your wires will have no problems but if you have polycarbonate (plastic) lenses it will cause them to yellow +cloud due to the heat,an alternate is to fit HID globes and ballast as they produce a brighter light with less heat and lower current draw.
A good source of HID sets is ebay or the internet in general , ALL HID globes and ballasts come out of China .
Hope this is of some help Vic
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 06:23

Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 06:23
Vic, agree, HID much brighter light etc, but on low beam, way too bright for other road users. removed the ones I had fitted for that reason. I have now gone for 90/100 4300K halogen globes, nice bright white beam.
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Reply By: Member - Stuart P (WA) - Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 18:28

Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 18:28
you will have to upgrade your wiring and if the globes are not uv cut you will have to replace your headlights because the polycarb lenses will go milky, phillips make a plus 50 globe.the fitting of hid globes is illegal they are for off road use only. my apprentice put some into his hilux and was given a red sticker as a present and i doubt the vehicle will be seen back on the road
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Follow Up By: MARIC - Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 18:58

Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 18:58
I have a VW Touraeg and they have Xeon HID's as standard ?
..... are they the same as normal HID's coz they come in Hi/Lo beams
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Follow Up By: Member - Stuart P (WA) - Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 19:07

Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 19:07
maric your vw along with audi. alfa, bmw etc use xenon and hid technology but they also use dichroic lenses not free form lenses. they also have a specific hi lo shutter that meets adr and euro standards
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Reply By: MARIC - Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 18:54

Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 18:54
I agree with the concept of HID's a little more expensive but what a difference they make, I have just converted some Hella 4000 spotlights to HID's for $200
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Reply By: kcandco - Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 20:12

Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 20:12
Hi Musher

I would use HID for spotties or fog lights but nothing else. The light source is a different shape and size compared to a halogen filament, thus
NOT providing a sharp cut off point. They are easily picked because of the brightness and cutoff problem and I would suspect more likely to attract a ticket. I see more cars getting round lately with the hid conversions but they are always dazzling to the oncoming diver and I'm sure will attract police attention. ...especially now the govt has to raise more revenue

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Reply By: Members Paul and Melissa (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 21:52

Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 21:52
Use the standard wattage Philips +80s and you will have no problems and not look back
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Reply By: SR5 HILUX - Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 23:56

Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 23:56
I have just upgraded my lights on my 2000 hilux with phillips 80+ 55/60s from the old sealed 60/70 lights and the difference is huge, i can see 10+ meters either side of the road and at least an extra 30+ in front and the white light seems easier for my eyes to adjust too and only $60 off ebay
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 06:39

Monday, Jun 29, 2009 at 06:39
G'day, can you give me the ebay sellers name as I can't find the Plus 80s in there. Thanks in advance, John
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Follow Up By: SR5 HILUX - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 02:21

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 02:21
12voltproducts is his ebay name

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Follow Up By: Member - John - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 05:21

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 05:21
Leigh, thanks for the link. John
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Follow Up By: SR5 HILUX - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 21:45

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009 at 21:45
No probs

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Reply By: blown4by - Sunday, Jul 05, 2009 at 22:13

Sunday, Jul 05, 2009 at 22:13
If you are concerned about remaining legal ADR13 requires HID headlamps to have load sensitive self-leveling and headlamp washers. Also HID kits are not designed by the same manufacturer that designed your OE h/lamps so who knows what the result could be when you fit them. Personally I would invest in a couple of decent driving lamps such as Hella Rally 4000's or if you are loaded, Hella Predators. The only problem then is when you dip your lamps and the oncoming vehicle is a long way off you are driving in the "dark" for a while. 90/100w globes fixes this but just make sure your h/lamps are correctly aligned included when your load points the nose skywards.
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