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Re: HID gurus needed
« Reply #20 on: 18 May, 2019, 05:53:27 PM »
Out of interest how's the beam pattern on those LEDs?
On other 2 sided LEDs I've seen working have had big dark patches.
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Re: HID gurus needed
« Reply #21 on: 19 May, 2019, 12:40:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dusty ST [+]
Out of interest how's the beam pattern on those LEDs?
On other 2 sided LEDs I've seen working have had big dark patches.
In fairness, I have to say, I have not put them up against a door or anything to check the pattern, but the MOT guys didnt mention anything, so assuming all good

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Re: HID gurus needed
« Reply #22 on: 19 May, 2019, 05:50:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by yankee doodle [+]
In fairness, I have to say, I have not put them up against a door or anything to check the pattern, but the MOT guys didnt mention anything, so assuming all good
Ah, OK. The ones I saw had very obvious dark areas!
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Re: HID gurus needed
« Reply #23 on: 24 May, 2019, 02:01:04 PM »
Well I have found the cause of my poor light and beam pattern.  The reflector is burnt through and peeling off. So a new headlamp required.


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Re: HID gurus needed
« Reply #24 on: 22 July, 2019, 10:33:48 PM »
Today I bit the bullet and pulled the headlight apart. After about 2 1/2 hours I got it apart with help from a heat gun and several pry bars (AKA screwdrivers).  I didn't need much heat as it was about 26 outside!  One sweat soaked T shirt and shorts later I finished and managed not to cut my fingers/palms/wrists etc! It seems that the factory had an unlimited supply of permaseal judging by the amount inside the headlight! No pics as I completely forgot to take any! Right just got to put it together tomorrow and wire it up!

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Re: HID gurus needed
« Reply #25 on: 25 July, 2019, 09:56:36 PM »
Well I thought that people might like to see the dipped beam reflector after 28000 miles of being on constantly.  No wonder the beam was rubbish!




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Re: HID gurus needed
« Reply #26 on: 10 August, 2019, 02:50:50 PM »
Well I have the new reflectors and bulbs in.  What a difference! It is literally night and day! First test in the dark was a couple of days ago when it was hammering down with rain.  I could see perfectly! All in all a worthwhile investment in time and money!

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Re: HID gurus needed
« Reply #27 on: Today at 02:44:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Fourbears [+]
Well I have the new reflectors and bulbs in.  What a difference! It is literally night and day! First test in the dark was a couple of days ago when it was hammering down with rain.  I could see perfectly! All in all a worthwhile investment in time and money!

Glad to see (no pun intended :015: ) you are sorted at last. nothing worse than not having the confidence of being able to see where you are going.

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Re: HID gurus needed
« Reply #28 on: Today at 04:00:55 PM »
Hopefully these pics show the difference.
Dip before
Main before
Dip after
Main after
Bear in mind that the camera doesn't see anything like eyes and my dip beam needed adjusting when I took the after photo.