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Paul & Dolly

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Re: Changing Headlight Bulbs to LED
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2018, 22:15:14 »
Hi Garry,

Thats fine , thanks for the reply,  I think I just need to bend the 3 little lug tags on the Reflector up a bit, just to get the spring cap holder to turn and lock.

Lovely day today...23 degrees in Sunny Cardiff, can`t believe it.

Keep well, see you in France

Paul & Dolly
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Re: Changing Headlight Bulbs to LED
« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2018, 21:33:38 »
I have now fitted the LED headlight units and I am very impressed.

Three points for others:

1) Fit the upgraded LED sidelight  in the reflector from the inside, the 11mm shoulder wil not pass through from the outside.

2) Remove the Bulb Base and grind back the three lugs  ,shown in red below, then refir to the lamp "bulbs"

3) Reduce the 2mm lip of the plastic fitting rings, to 1mm , shown in green below.

This will allow the spring cap retainer to fit over the new LED "bulbs"

Keeep Bright

Paul
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Re: Changing Headlight Bulbs to LED
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2018, 12:46:45 »
Hi, I am just looking at upgrading to LEDs and I am working through the options. I plan to buy from Classic Car LEDs here in the UK. As always there is a wealth of very useful info in this thread and I am taking guidance from those who know. That said I understand there are 2 LED options for the main/dip headlight bulb LED replacement.. either Bright White of or Warm White. Does anyone have knowledge of both types and which is the better/preferred option? I guess it could be down to personal taste?
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Re: Changing Headlight Bulbs to LED
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2018, 14:14:15 »
Hi Paul

I think they both give out similar "lux" it may be worth giving Duncan a call at Classic Car LEDS who will know.

I went for the Warm White, on the grounds that it is more in keeping with the age of the car, and hence may not draw attention to me and arouse questions  by "petit officials" who who love to interfere in our "can`t do that" society.

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Re: Changing Headlight Bulbs to LED
« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2018, 10:45:56 »
Hi Paul,

Thanks for your comments. Yes, I am opting to use the warm white also. As you say the Lux levels look similar but the 'warm' look is more original I feel. I have spoken to Duncan and he is clearly very well versed in our cars.

Have a good weekend..
Paul
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