[C5 X7] Headlight upgrade from halogen to LED

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Re: [C5 X7] Headlight upgrade from halogen to LED

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I wouldn't exactly call a 2004 vehicle "NEW", and that was the last year of the Discovery TD5 - so we are talking about a 20+ year old style of headlight...
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Re: [C5 X7] Headlight upgrade from halogen to LED

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newly acquired Discovery .....I assumed.....but not really the point

Why do you think other drivers (wollopers) are flashing you ?.....could it be for "fun" ?

Just got back from the shops....(it is dark)....9 cars with misaligned headlamps on a 6 mile run (as in: one lamp being high) and 6 types stood out as overly "bright" when compared to the other cars on the road tonight. (sad as it may be, I counted)
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Re: [C5 X7] Headlight upgrade from halogen to LED

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Stickyfinger wrote: 08 Dec 2023, 19:14 Just got back from the shops....(it is dark)....9 cars with misaligned headlamps on a 6 mile run (as in: one lamp being high) and 6 types stood out as overly "bright" when compared to the other cars on the road tonight. (sad as it may be, I counted)
About average for such a trip in my experience...

As ever was. Nothing changes. I remember similar discussions when quartz halogen headlights began to replace the old tungsten ones. Much complaint of being dazzling, blinding and needlessly over-bright...

Some of us were still driving around in cars with 6V electrics!
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Re: [C5 X7] Headlight upgrade from halogen to LED

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CitroJim wrote: 09 Dec 2023, 06:22
Some of us were still driving around in cars with 6V electrics!
We were walking around with paraffin lamps in those days!! :-D
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Re: [C5 X7] Headlight upgrade from halogen to LED

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mickthemaverick wrote: 09 Dec 2023, 21:47
CitroJim wrote: 09 Dec 2023, 06:22
Some of us were still driving around in cars with 6V electrics!
We were walking around with paraffin lamps in those days!! :-D
What, no carbide lamps?
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Re: [C5 X7] Headlight upgrade from halogen to LED

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Carbide were for the rich James, us paupers had to make do with the dreggs of paraffin from the greenhouse stoves at the nursery!! :-D
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Re: [C5 X7] Headlight upgrade from halogen to LED

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Carbide, Paraffin ?....peasants !...back to your hovels with you, pure burning Whale Oil for me !
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