Headlamp Q...LHD/RDH

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Headlamp Q...LHD/RDH

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Hi chaps.....hope you enjoyed your weekend.

Quick question....LHD/RDH headlamp units, is the Main-Beam Reflector angle the same with only dip being sided ?.
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The main beam is the same, the dip beam reflector is probably the same but pointed at different angle. The glass is different.
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Ah thanks....that's good :) the projector dip beam Up-grade project can advance........muhahaha

I seem to have lots of French headlamps :)..........IF anybody is going to France on Hols in their Xantia s.1 this year give me a shout, I will loan you a set :)
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Re: Headlamp Q...LHD/RDH

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I can't see how projector headlamps can be assymetric but as, in my experience, they don't actually throw a discernible pattern on the road it's difficult to be sure.

My Cadillac's headlights are marked "UK/EU" (as opposed to what no one seems sure), which suggests LHD & RHD are the same, & I've never had any problems using it abroad - but, then, (a) dip is very poor & (b) most Continental drivers use main beam all the time (at least on dual carriageways) anyway.
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Re: Headlamp Q...LHD/RDH

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a lot of new cars with fancy dazzle lights probably don't have the kick-up as they just throw the light everywhere. :twisted:
My Beat grey import has jap lights which are flat beam and is tested as American ie no kick-up
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The set of projectors I have are Dip/Full Beam type with a flip down shield that masks the pattern.................I was testing them the other night vrs a S1 car headlamp unit....MILES better...must crack on with it as soon as I can sort out the modification to the glass (for which I have a cunning plan) which I wish to retain.