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Halogens vs Xenons (appearance)

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Karl Alesbury, May 14, 2013.

  1. Karl Alesbury
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    [May 14, 2013]
    Hi!

    I'm fully aware of the difference in performance of halogens vs Xenons.

    However, what I can't acertain is whether halogen headlight units still have that upside-down L shape around the top-left corner for daytime use, or whether they look different.

    Could anybody put a picture up of both so that I can see the difference?

    Cheers!

    Karl.
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    The 'eye brows' are only on the Xenons. Halogens just have standard low wattage bulbs for the Day Running Lights.
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    Ah great, thanks for that mjcourtney - That's another grand then :|
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    Sadly yes, I couldn't stomach the extra grand for the xenons, but in the end went for the s-line which had them as standard. Although it is £2k more expensive it will hold its value better and you get a lot of additional styling features.
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    Do the non s-line xenons have the LED DRL strips? Reading the brochure carefully the only mention of LED DRLs is on the s-line. I'd be surprised if that was the case though.
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    Configurator says "Xenon Plus headlights with LED daytime running lights on s-line only" also only get rear LED's on s-line
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    You can get the led strip DRLs and rear led lights on both SE and Sport models if you add the Xenon Light Package (this is then identical to the S-line). This also gives you the interior light package and the auto wipers / lights.
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    The xenon light package on SE or sport also gets you adaptive xenons (as in they turn with the steering), which is an extra cost to add to the S-line's xenons.
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    Xenons everyday of the week, if you can afford & have the option, then tick the box, you wont be sorry.
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