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After reading the article in this months Land Rover Monthly about the new fully LED replacement healights, i thought, "mmmmm! they look good, i'd like those" thinking i could justify a few hundred quid for indestructible, waterproof headlights that last ages, maybe three or four hundred quid even....

imagine my surprise at the actual cost they were smart enough to not put in the mag: £1400.00! :lol:

i think i'll stick to 90% bulbs!

-it seems the old saying 'if you need to ask how much it is you can't afford it' is very much true!

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£1400.00

The way technology prices fall (just look at PC memory [£100 per megabyte in 1993], blue LEDS [£7.50 each in the mid 90s]) it won't be long before they are into the realms of "vaguely affordable" :D

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They did seem to make a huge difference, but then, so did the 90% bulbs i fitted, but the LED ones looked even better, with better light spread too, not to mention being incredibly water resistant and lasting ages.

but i agree with errol, maybe in a year or two's time they might be a bit more sensible, lets just hope there are plenty of Landys about to fit them to!

if anyones got deep pockets check them out: led lights

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have seen them in the flesh,fitted to the very vehicle of Lindsey's...They look odd, but by god are they bright, he has now had fitted a set of LED stop/tail, front side lights, and indicators all round..Supplied by the same company, and the front SIDE LIGHTS, have full time DRL..

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I get the feeling if you need to laugh at or fall off your chair at the price, you are not in the target audience.

They were not really developed for LR enthusiasts.

They are available to us only because they were developed for the military who have a slightly higher budget than most of us. ;)

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They were not really developed for LR enthusiasts.

They are available to us only because they were developed for the military who have had a slightly higher budget than most of us. ;)

:ph34r:

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I'd have thought a 7.62 round going through any light would knacker it!

i spoke to a guy in France recently in a Tomb Raider 90 and he had the LED sidelights fitted, but said they were too bright initially and looked like he had the brakes on all the time so he had to fit a resistor to take them down a bit.

i think it's great the technology is there for us landy lot to get better lights than the standard ones, but it'd be nice if it were a bit more sensible price wise, i'm not talking britpart prices but something that most people would fork out for....

then again, if LED were affordable for the masses there'd be a lot of unhappy bulb companies....

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If they are not correctly aimed, you're right. However...

I have adjusted the headlights on the FFRR down from the legal position when it passed the MOT as they were blinding people even in the correct position.

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If they are not correctly aimed, you're right. However...

I have adjusted the headlights on the FFRR down from the legal position when it passed the MOT as they were blinding people even in the correct position.

I am not sure if this is me, but it looks like more cars have poorly aligned headlights these days than they used to, too?

I know on my father's C5 the headlights appear to aimed waaay higher than any other car on the road, but they're at the correct level and pass MOTs? :unsure:

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I am not sure if this is me, but it looks like more cars have poorly aligned headlights these days than they used to, too?

I know on my father's C5 the headlights appear to aimed waaay higher than any other car on the road, but they're at the correct level and pass MOTs? :unsure:

You're certainly not the only one - see here and sign the petition

clicky link

Ian.

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I know on my father's C5 the headlights appear to aimed waaay higher than any other car on the road, but they're at the correct level and pass MOTs? :unsure:

It's probably because they are so close to the ground. I didn't realise people still drove Sinclair C5s :D

Mo

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A couple of pounds worth of LED's sold to the MOD for £1400!!!!!!

I really am in the wrong job.

If you can buy headlight-spec LED's for a couple of quid the world's car manufacturers and lighting companies will beat your door down, high output LED's are still quite specialised and only just starting to come into the realm of affordable. Unless you want to solder 1000 cheap LED's to the front of your truck :lol:

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If you can buy headlight-spec LED's for a couple of quid the world's car manufacturers and lighting companies will beat your door down, high output LED's are still quite specialised and only just starting to come into the realm of affordable. Unless you want to solder 1000 cheap LED's to the front of your truck :lol:

High output LEDs are available and in use in numerous applications, you can get the cree high output LEDs for about £15 each

add a collimator for a couple of quid and you have a bulb far more powerful than any legal halogen bulb.

Various dive torch manufacturers have been using them for some time now, they ditched 50w halogens years ago in favour of HID's and now LEDs are surpassing all but the highest output HID's.

The only problem is making the collimator to give you the correct beam for road use, a bit of moulded shiny plastic.

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