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Offline matrix neil

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Xenon Lights?
« on: August 28, 2010, 03:16:55 pm »
Hi all.Does anybody on here have Xenon lights on their AGP? And if so what are the best bulbs to go for? :banghead:
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    Re: Xenon Lights?
    « Reply #1 on: August 28, 2010, 04:17:18 pm »
    Hi all.Does anybody on here have Xenon lights on their AGP? And if so what are the best bulbs to go for? :banghead:

    HID kit 6000k bulbs from HID Direct, they are amazing, make one hell of a difference and they are very helpfull if you have questions on fitting the kit.
    I managed to wire it all up, thats the easy part. The only part I couldn't do was secure the new bulbs in place as they are bigger than standard but my garage done it in 1 minute literally so no charge.

    Link for the kit is below:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/H4-Hi-Lo-Beam-ULTRA-HID-CONVERSION-KIT-35w-ALL-COLOURS-/370257553790?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM


    I'll take a pic tonight of the lights on  :thumb: You can get 8000k or more for deeper blue colours if you want but I went for 6000k which have a hint of blue.
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    Re: Xenon Lights?
    « Reply #2 on: August 28, 2010, 09:46:26 pm »
    Pics of the HID 6000k kit, also thinking of getting so H1 xenon bulbs for my fog lights so they match the colour of the headlights.
    « Last Edit: August 28, 2010, 09:56:28 pm by Chris555 »
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    Re: Xenon Lights?
    « Reply #3 on: August 29, 2010, 08:52:47 am »
    Smart just ordered kit myself are they easy to fit?
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    Re: Xenon Lights?
    « Reply #4 on: August 29, 2010, 09:00:04 am »
    Smart just ordered kit myself are they easy to fit?

    I thought aftermarket HID conversion kits in the UK are actually not approved due to no self levelling and cleaning jets.

    http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/drs/hidheadlamps  ???

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    Re: Xenon Lights?
    « Reply #5 on: August 29, 2010, 09:39:50 am »
    Pics of the HID 6000k kit, also thinking of getting so H1 xenon bulbs for my fog lights so they match the colour of the headlights.
    Wow i like the look of those. I wonder how hard it wil be to fit the fog lamps?? :banghead:
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    Re: Xenon Lights?
    « Reply #6 on: August 29, 2010, 10:39:22 am »
    Smart just ordered kit myself are they easy to fit?

    I thought aftermarket HID conversion kits in the UK are actually not approved due to no self levelling and cleaning jets.

    http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/roadsafety/drs/hidheadlamps  ???



    I've had mine on for a year with no problems and I've even been in a road check where police checked the lights etc and they never said anything, maybe they're more strict in different areas or something. I did bring the level the headlights shine at down a bitbut this is easilly done from the buttons inside the car
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    Re: Xenon Lights?
    « Reply #7 on: August 29, 2010, 10:41:40 am »
    Smart just ordered kit myself are they easy to fit?

    If you have problems just give them a ring and they'll advise you over the phone, like I said it was getting the bulbs in that were the problem due to the lack of room under the bonnet. It might be easier to just take it to a garage to fit as won't take them more than 15 mins  :thumb:
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    Re: Xenon Lights?
    « Reply #8 on: August 29, 2010, 10:45:24 am »
    Pics of the HID 6000k kit, also thinking of getting so H1 xenon bulbs for my fog lights so they match the colour of the headlights.
    Wow i like the look of those. I wonder how hard it wil be to fit the fog lamps?? :banghead:

    It does look a bit of hassel to get the fog bulbs changed, might just get the garage to do it as will be alot easier for them to just lift the car and do it
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    Re: Xenon Lights?
    « Reply #9 on: August 29, 2010, 10:53:17 am »
    just a bit of a technicality but as the channel isles aren,t part of the UK could the lighting regulations be a bit different?

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    Re: Xenon Lights?
    « Reply #10 on: August 29, 2010, 11:00:01 am »
    just a bit of a technicality but as the channel isles aren,t part of the UK could the lighting regulations be a bit different?


    We are part of the UK, well when it works out in they're benifit anyway  :banghead:
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    Re: Xenon Lights?
    « Reply #11 on: August 30, 2010, 10:16:22 pm »
    For xenon lights to be legal they must be equipped with an auto levelling device and have headlight washers (easy for the police to see if they are missing) according to the local press a few cars around here (boyracers?) have been pulled and fined for using xenon upgrade kits without these features.

    Just remember this if you decide on fitting these  ;) id hate for a forum member to be involved in an accident at night and the other road user to say they were blinded by their lights  :thumbd: dont think the police would be impressed  :-\

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    « Reply #12 on: August 31, 2010, 06:43:12 pm »
    For xenon lights to be legal they must be equipped with an auto levelling device and have headlight washers (easy for the police to see if they are missing) according to the local press a few cars around here (boyracers?) have been pulled and fined for using xenon upgrade kits without these features.

    Just remember this if you decide on fitting these  ;) id hate for a forum member to be involved in an accident at night and the other road user to say they were blinded by their lights  :thumbd: dont think the police would be impressed  :-\

    Maybe the Channel Islands do have different laws to the rest of the UK then as the police said nothing to me after checking my headlights etc  :thumb: Either way what difference to a bright headlight is a washer going to make, thats like putting your windscreen wipers on if someone shines a torch at you through your window as you driving  :crazy:
    As long as you have the lights dipped down so that they're not blinding people I can't see the problem.
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    Re: Xenon Lights?
    « Reply #13 on: August 31, 2010, 06:59:23 pm »
    For xenon lights to be legal they must be equipped with an auto levelling device and have headlight washers (easy for the police to see if they are missing) according to the local press a few cars around here (boyracers?) have been pulled and fined for using xenon upgrade kits without these features.

    Just remember this if you decide on fitting these  ;) id hate for a forum member to be involved in an accident at night and the other road user to say they were blinded by their lights  :thumbd: dont think the police would be impressed  :-\

    Maybe the Channel Islands do have different laws to the rest of the UK then as the police said nothing to me after checking my headlights etc  :thumb: Either way what difference to a bright headlight is a washer going to make, thats like putting your windscreen wipers on if someone shines a torch at you through your window as you driving  :crazy:
    As long as you have the lights dipped down so that they're not blinding people I can't see the problem.

    It maybe something to do with the light scatter coming off the dirty lens. 
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    Re: Xenon Lights?
    « Reply #14 on: August 31, 2010, 09:32:31 pm »
    Yes thats correct  :thumb: dirty lens will scatter light and blind oncoming traffic  :thumbd:

     

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