1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

What DRL headlights to go for?

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by JDM82, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. JDM82
    Offline

    JDM82 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    329
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Mar 16, 2012]
    OK so as some of you will know I bought some DRL headlights direct from Dectane, Germany. They arrived yesterday but sadly only fit LHD cars so they are getting sent back monday.

    Im wanting some QUALITY DRL lights for my 2005 A4 B7. I know theres loads on ebay etc but alot of them are piss poor quality. I choose Dectane cause they are known for OEM quality and looking great.

    Does anyone know if Dectane do these lights in RHD? Could you link me to the site or any other sites that sell what Im looking for.

    Cheers guys.
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Dec 21, 2014]

  3. JDM82
    Offline

    JDM82 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    329
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Mar 16, 2012]
    #2
  4. Khanage
    Offline

    Khanage Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2011
    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    18
    [Mar 16, 2012]
    I do believe 2xcite are the sellers most guys here have used to purchase their Dectane lights on e-bay
    #3
  5. gary3306
    Offline

    gary3306 Active Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    Messages:
    951
    Likes Received:
    28
    [Mar 16, 2012]
    Yep, they're the guys to get them off. Was all set to buy some from them and then got chance of some second hand ones from a member on here. They are very good quality.
    #4
  6. Rastamouse
    Offline

    Rastamouse Welsh Audi Nut

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Messages:
    357
    Likes Received:
    18
    [Mar 17, 2012]
    Ive got mine from 2xcite too, looks good and had no issues with them
    #5
  7. JDM82
    Offline

    JDM82 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    329
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Mar 17, 2012]
    Cheers guys, i'll get them ordered now :icon_thumright:
    #6
  8. Macdoon
    Online

    Macdoon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,640
    Likes Received:
    322
    [Mar 17, 2012]
    Have you used them with the OEM halogen bulbs, if so how was the light output & spread

    Mac
    #7
  9. Rastamouse
    Offline

    Rastamouse Welsh Audi Nut

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Messages:
    357
    Likes Received:
    18
    [Mar 17, 2012]
    Light output is fine with std bulbs ive uprated mine toeither philips or ring 100% brighter ones (cant remember which ones) and output has improved, not as good as they would be with hid's tho.
    #8
  10. Macdoon
    Online

    Macdoon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,640
    Likes Received:
    322
    [Mar 17, 2012]
    I currently use Osram nightbreakers, excellent output, just wasn't sure how the output and spread would be with the projector lens, looks like another mod to do then (o the mrs will be pleased:friends:)lol
    #9
  11. Rastamouse
    Offline

    Rastamouse Welsh Audi Nut

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Messages:
    357
    Likes Received:
    18
    [Mar 17, 2012]
    Tell me bout it Mac!! The lists just seems to grow and grow!
    #10
  12. jonny87
    Offline

    jonny87 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1,098
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Mar 17, 2012]
    put some pics up when fitted please mate?
    #11
  13. JDM82
    Offline

    JDM82 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    329
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Mar 17, 2012]
    Will do.
    #12
  14. mattjarv
    Offline

    mattjarv Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Mar 19, 2012]
    I bought these ones from DayLine which I really like. Went for the black ones. [​IMG]
    #13
  15. JDM82
    Offline

    JDM82 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    329
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Mar 20, 2012]
    Any problems with these matt? Such as the usual with aftermarket lights, condensation, leaks etc etc?

    Are the LED's bright enough?
    #14
  16. mattjarv
    Offline

    mattjarv Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Mar 20, 2012]
    No problems with leaks or condensation - they have been great.

    They are pretty bright as you can see, not quite as bright as an A5 or B8. I would say brighter, though, than a big range rovers DRL's
    #15
  17. jamster007
    Offline

    jamster007 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2012
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Apr 12, 2012]
    Hi Matt,

    Quick question, what colour is your car? Do the black lights look ok with it or do you think the chrome ones would have looked better?

    I've got an A3 in maritius blue. I really like the black lights, but I'm not sure if they'd look good with the car. I've had no other work done to it.. just standard.

    The standard headlights are a mixture of a black bottom and chrome lights.. so I'm really not sure.

    Would you be able to post some daylight pics up of your car lights??

    Although I don't have a pic of my car it's like this:

    https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/i...lFSdoxV1lX99QT_LdEI5KR4QtcIVyTibzylZuSDCa77CQ

    (WITH STANDARD HEADLIGHTS)

    Do you think black will suit?

    Thanks!!
    #16
  18. mattjarv
    Offline

    mattjarv Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Apr 13, 2012]
    Hey Fella,

    My car is Grey and I think the black ones looks a lot better than the chrome ones.

    I shall take a few pics this weekend and pop them up on here for you, so you can decide!

    Matt
    #17
  19. jamster007
    Offline

    jamster007 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2012
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Apr 15, 2012]
    Thanks a lot Matt, will look forward to seeing the pics :)
    #18
  20. hi2gav
    Offline

    hi2gav Noob

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Apr 24, 2012]
    Hey Matt,

    Any joy with the pics? My Cab is dolphin grey and i am looking at a set of these at the moment (front end coming off for cambelt replacement so seems like the time to take the plunge) but seems as though only the chrome ones are available. How do they look with the lights off?

    Cheers
    #19
  21. RMH1A4cab
    Online

    RMH1A4cab I'm in Cruise control

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    16
    [Apr 24, 2012]
    2xcite are getting the black ones in stock at the end of this month.
    #20
  22. hi2gav
    Offline

    hi2gav Noob

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Apr 24, 2012]
    Sweet, thanks! Any views on which are better looking? Cant find any good pics to illustrate the difference.
    #21
  23. RMH1A4cab
    Online

    RMH1A4cab I'm in Cruise control

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    16
    [Apr 24, 2012]
    Personally if you have a darker car the blacks ones look better and the chrome ones look better on lighter cars.
    #22
  24. mattjarv
    Offline

    mattjarv Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Apr 27, 2012]
    #23
  25. mattjarv
    Offline

    mattjarv Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    8
  26. mattjarv
    Offline

    mattjarv Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    8
  27. Smithy ov c.ham
    Offline

    Smithy ov c.ham Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2012
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Apr 27, 2012]
    How much did you pay for your lights mate and are they easy 2 fit??
    #26
  28. arch-stanton
    Offline

    arch-stanton Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Apr 28, 2012]
    Hi all,
    Just moved over to the B7 section after previously owning a B5.. Am interested in a set of these lights, do the LED's replace the sidelights then?.. if so, you switch the sidelights/LED's on at the dash for them to work?
    #27
  29. Macdoon
    Online

    Macdoon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,640
    Likes Received:
    322
    [Apr 28, 2012]
    Yes fella, they are in place of the sidelights, so you can use the switch to turn on, or you could have someone change the settings to have them ignition switched I believe. I'm sure someone with more knowledge will jump in.

    Mac
    #28

Share This Page