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    New DRL Lights For A3

    Just wanted to know what you guys think of these lights.

    Last edited by Isaa; 22nd April 2013 at 21:38.

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    they look ok what year are they for and how much

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    Seen a Merc with sort of thing. Looked good to me.
    I'd be worried how well the dipped and main beam headlights work. So many after market kit tend to be rubbish on this count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southylad View Post
    they look ok what year are they for and how much
    Looks like they fit a3's from 2003 to 2008, also found a site selling them for £260
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLapou View Post
    Seen a Merc with sort of thing. Looked good to me.
    I'd be worried how well the dipped and main beam headlights work. So many after market kit tend to be rubbish on this count.
    Yeh im currently looking for a pair of aftermarket lights myself, would love to retrofit the OEM Audi xenons but their way out of my budget.

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    They look very nice! The pics on that link look like they come with xenons aswell..

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    Ive toyed with the idea of these as I would like to update the front of my car a little without spending moonbeams on a facelift. I have Xenons as it is though so it would feel like a bit of a waste to put el-cheapo lights in place of those.
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    They popped up a while back on here... When somebody looked on another site they weren't legal for the RHD market.

    It says "Approved Product" - What does this even mean? Approved by who?

    I think it's just a way of making people think its road legal.

    They do look quite nice but be careful...

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    Can self levellers be set up to after market lights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPK View Post
    Ive toyed with the idea of these as I would like to update the front of my car a little without spending moonbeams on a facelift. I have Xenons as it is though so it would feel like a bit of a waste to put el-cheapo lights in place of those.
    Personally I'd rather have the OEM xenons than these lights but the cost of retrofitting them is way too much for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser89 View Post
    They popped up a while back on here... When somebody looked on another site they weren't legal for the RHD market.

    It says "Approved Product" - What does this even mean? Approved by who?

    I think it's just a way of making people think its road legal.

    They do look quite nice but be careful...
    Yeh I think MOT wise I'd be better off sticking with my current lights.

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    just another thing, does anyone know of any HID kits that don't blow the wiper motor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaa View Post
    just another thing, does anyone know of any HID kits that don't blow the wiper motor?
    I wouldn't bother with HID kits.

    Just got myself a set of Philips Diamond Vision bulbs (5000K) for my car, look really good and give a large light output, almost as good as Xenon's AND you don't get every tom, dick and harry flashing you, which is nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRock247 View Post
    I wouldn't bother with HID kits.

    Just got myself a set of Philips Diamond Vision bulbs (5000K) for my car, look really good and give a large light output, almost as good as Xenon's AND you don't get every tom, dick and harry flashing you, which is nice.
    I was thinking about getting these but heard people saying they weren't any good. Could you possibly take some pics of yours. Thanks

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    I can't get a good pic with my camera, ca't see the light properly in front but this is the light output you get.
    .IMG_0701.jpg

    Check out this forum, may help.

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    Try a google search for some decent pic's

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    Oh and I only have the low beams so far, will be getting high beam this wknd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRock247 View Post
    I can't get a good pic with my camera, ca't see the light properly in front but this is the light output you get.
    .IMG_0701.jpg

    Check out this forum, may help.

    Nightbreaker Plus or Philips Diamond Vision Bulbs!
    I dont know if its the pic but I was hoping for something a bit more whiter.

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    Trust me, it's the pic, my camera is pants at night.

    The difference is huge compared to standard horrible yellow.

    Try some and if you don't like, take them back.
    philips-diamond-vision-comparison.jpg
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    I Agree Diamond vision is the way to go unless you have the money for xenon retrofit. The diamonds have been fitted to my car for 18months now and no probz never even been pulled over by the police.
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    I was a bit concerned at first as I found numerous suppliers claiming they were not legal in the EU but since have found this is not true. I too have driven past police and have not stopped me and no flashing from others, although found I did need to adjust the beams down slightly.

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    Yea as said diamond vision all the way, here's a pic I took when I fitted them to compare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRock247 View Post
    I was a bit concerned at first as I found numerous suppliers claiming they were not legal in the EU but since have found this is not true. I too have driven past police and have not stopped me and no flashing from others, although found I did need to adjust the beams down slightly.
    Why would numerous suppliers claim there not legal in the EU? Are they brighter than normal bulbs or is because of the colour light they give off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo jay View Post
    Yea as said diamond vision all the way, here's a pic I took when I fitted them to compare.
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    yeh that's the type off colour out put I'm looking for. They almost look as blue as the xenon kit I had fitted to my old car.

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    Yea there as close to the real thing as your gunna get quality bulb couldn't recommend them enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo jay View Post
    Yea there as close to the real thing as your gunna get quality bulb couldn't recommend them enough.
    So I guess the cheapest place to get them is of eBay. There's a few on there for £24, is that a good price?

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    Lol good luck in the rain


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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaa View Post
    So I guess the cheapest place to get them is of eBay. There's a few on there for £24, is that a good price?
    yea that's a decent price think I paid £25 when I got mine, you'll need two sets tho if you plan on doing your main beam aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironborn View Post
    Lol good luck in the rain
    whys that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironborn View Post
    Lol good luck in the rain
    Why do you say that, are they no good in the rain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironborn View Post
    Lol good luck in the rain
    Used mine in the rain many many times, no problems, even in those April showers the other week!

    Have you had a bad experience with them in the rain, please explain.

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    Hi All,
    I read on another forum somewhere that inside the light fitting that is shown in the first post there is a silver toogle or 'switch'. Pushing this switch alters the angle direction of the light output so that it will not dazzle other drivers when used on a RHD vehicle. How true this is I don't know, I would like to fit these lights but the thought of dazzling others on the road if you cant change the light direction is putting me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siddo View Post
    Hi All,
    I read on another forum somewhere that inside the light fitting that is shown in the first post there is a silver toogle or 'switch'. Pushing this switch alters the angle direction of the light output so that it will not dazzle other drivers when used on a RHD vehicle. How true this is I don't know, I would like to fit these lights but the thought of dazzling others on the road if you cant change the light direction is putting me off.
    You won't need to change anything mate I just took them out of the box poped them in and I've had no problems whatsoever haven't had anyone flashing me either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRock247 View Post
    Used mine in the rain many many times, no problems, even in those April showers the other week!

    Have you had a bad experience with them in the rain, please explain.
    same here never had any problems in the rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo jay View Post
    You won't need to change anything mate I just took them out of the box poped them in and I've had no problems whatsoever haven't had anyone flashing me either.
    Really? That's a bonus then. Have you just put the standard H7's back in or used Xenons?
    What is the light output of the tubes and LED's like? Do you have any photo's by any chance?
    20 questions or what haha!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siddo View Post
    Really? That's a bonus then. Have you just put the standard H7's back in or used Xenons?
    What is the light output of the tubes and LED's like? Do you have any photo's by any chance?
    20 questions or what haha!!
    sorry mate I misread your post I thought you where talking about the diamond vision bulbs.

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    Defo interested in some - i've emailed the chap asking if its easy to swap the bulk height to even it out for LHD.

    This can be achieved as a friend was able to do it with some FK automotive ones for his A6.

    Will keep you all posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by theo289 View Post
    Defo interested in some - i've emailed the chap asking if its easy to swap the bulk height to even it out for LHD.

    This can be achieved as a friend was able to do it with some FK automotive ones for his A6.

    Will keep you all posted
    Really its the light output that Im curious about, aftermarket units tend to have a poor output.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaa View Post
    Really its the light output that Im curious about, aftermarket units tend to have a poor output.
    Likewise, I think I might buy these lights and see what the deal is and what the light output and direction is like. If it's not right I'll just ship them back I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaa View Post
    I was thinking about getting these but heard people saying they weren't any good. Could you possibly take some pics of yours. Thanks
    halogen bulbs can't be compared to HID.

    the Diamond Vision will look "cool" with a similar color as HID, but when it comes to light output they are night & day.

    if you install a projector headlight I would deffinitely go for HID. (Diamond Vision are not EU legal anyway)

 

 
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