headlights for 80 series

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 16:04
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hi guys ,i was wonderring if anyone could give me some feed back on replacing the headlights on my `97 80series... the reflectors have lost their " silvery reflectivness" so to speak ... can i get new reflectors ,, possibly aftermarket or even new. cheer stev871
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Reply By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 16:58

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 16:58
I bought some replacement hella (I think) lights from rep** that took h1 type globes, mine came with sealed beamed ex factory, it cost a bit at the time but gave me excellent lights especially on low beam even using 60/100 watt globes. This option allowed me to buy replacement globes when needed.
I took my time making up my mind before purchasing but when your mates sit in the passenger seat shining torch's out the windscreen, well, enough is enough.

Shane
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 17:53

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 17:53
Steve,

A mate got a me a pair of IPF inserts for the high beam(inner) to fit H1 globes. Also put in an upgraded headlight loom, to help with higher wattage globes.

Night driving was a little better, until I put in a set of H1 HID globes & ballasts. Huge difference, with good spread and reasonable depth of view. They were so good I took thedriving lights off, and didn't miss them much either.

Hella make good inserts as well.

Bob.



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Reply By: Member - eighty matey - Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 20:21

Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 20:21
Hi Steve 871,

I put sealed beam headlights in mine.

They aren't super bright but I really like the light they put out. I still have my 225mm spotties for when I'm out of town.

The sealed beam lights stop water getting into the lenses and wrecking the reflector.
I did have one blow when I drove into cold water with them on just after I got them.

They wor for me,

Steve
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