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    Posted: 16 Oct 2017 at 3:07pm
Hi all ordered my st-line about 6 weeks ago have gone for copper pulse with 19 inch black alloys, large spoiler, tints towbar , winter pack aswell but I only have a couple of days to make any final changes am really unsure weather to have the xenon hd headlights and led rear lights aswell at a cost of £15 per month . thoughts and pictures would be massively appreciated

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go for it, the bi xenons are supposed to be good, plus they'll turn and show you more of the road in corners etc.


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Fancy lighting is always worth the extra. Plus the standard halogen lights are cr*p!
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I would say those xenon lights comes with a price tag. Here in Denmark, it is €2000+ . That is quite a sum of money for xenon and the corner light option.
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It's a bit more than that, in the UK to  get that on a ST Line you need the st line style pack

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Includes large rear spoiler, privacy glass and Bi-Xenon HD Headlights with Headlamp Jet Wash, Dynamic Bending and Adaptive Beam Shape plus LED rear lights
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I get it at a discounted price because I work for Landrover but still works out to be just a touch over 900 but I have no idea weather it’s worth the extra money
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Adaptive lights are worth every penny imo.£900 for that pack is a good shout.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sam b Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Oct 2017 at 3:12pm
Done it after a some thought I removed the towbar and had the lights instead I only had the towbar just in case I need it but to be fair I have bars and a roof box so was a bit pointless 😁😁😁
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I had those swivel HIDs on a Tit X Focus, my commute to work involves 10 roundabouts and the beam moving drove me round the bend. 

My previous Tit X Kuga only had standard Xenons and the auto-leveling was annoying on that too.

Much prefer the fixed Halogens I have now.
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Standard lighting is only slightly better than candles. The xenon lights are superb and it sounds like it’s something you really want, so go for it or you’ll regret it every time you drive in the dark.
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HID (Xenons) are a great improvement over the stock Halogen candle bulbs I converted mine for approx` £30 using 5000K H7R bulbs its easy to do basically remove the bulbs and replace with HID bulbs, fit the ballast (one screw) connect it up (plug n play) 

The road becomes daylight at night and the new H7R bulbs doesn`t dazzle and gives the correct beam setting.

I fitted the first HID conversion 13 years ago in an RX-8 and several cars since, now done in my 911 as well and now do it for dipped beam and main beam headlights, they have always passed an MOT without problem the kits used to be expensive but are very cheap now.

Definitely a worthwhile upgrade over candle Halogen bulbs.

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Is changing the bulb type a "modification" for insurance purposes?
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I'm not sure what the rules are in the UK but it's illegal in Australia to change a halogen headlight to HID or LED with after-market kits.The beam pattern is altered which can blind oncoming drivers. HID's are also required to have auto levelling and washers here.

Edit: have a read of this http://greyhead.co.uk/are-aftermarket-hid-lights-legal-in-the-uk
 and this https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/aftermarket-hid-headlamps/aftermarket-hid-headlamps

Quote In the Department for Transport’s (DfT) view it is not legal to sell or use after market HID lighting kits, for converting conventional Halogen headlamps to HID Xenon. If a customer wants to convert his vehicle to Xenon HID he must purchase completely new Xenon HID headlamps. The reason for this is that the existing lens and reflector are designed around a Halogen filament bulb, working to very precise tolerances. If one places a HID “burner” (bulb) in the headlamp, the beam pattern will not be correct, there will be glare in some places and not enough light in other places within the beam pattern.




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The trouble is lighting technology moves on quite quickly but the all seeing powers that over see it all are way too slow, the claim about after HID market lighting causing problems has been addressed by the bulb manufacturers, HID burners are only fitted in projector type headlights because the light beam is controlled by the lense consequently fitting an HID burner into an open type reflector caused unwanted light scatter and poor light spread but the manufacturers now produce a H7R bulb that accurately controls the emitted light so the headlight replicates the Halogen bulb beam but with a much better intensity of light as regards legality the only requirement for car lighting is that it has been checked and a current MOT certificate renewed every 12 months. 

LED bulbs are rapidly taking over and whilst still a little ineffective compared to the Halogen bulbs they are getting better and currently there is no regulations to cover the fitment of these even the so called uprated "Xenon" type bulbs do not meet with current regulations.

I have always declared any modifications to my insurance and to date have not had any problem with changing light bulbs.

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