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    Iím changing all the bulbs on my insignia to led

    I know the front headlights arenít projector. I never understand why they didnít fit projectors as standard like they did on the vectra facelift or pre.

    Could I run led bulbs with out blinding other drivers or would I need h7r hids

    What are people running on there prefaclifts


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    If you havent got projector h/lamps then you could try some brighter bulbs ie osram nightbreakers which made a difference on my Astra (without projector h/lamps)

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    If you fit ultra bright bulbs in standard reflector headlamps you will blind every oncoming car and they will think you a ****

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    Quote Originally Posted by petrolcan View Post
    If you fit ultra bright bulbs in standard reflector headlamps you will blind every oncoming car and they will think you a ****
    if the bulb is made for a reflector housing it won't cause blinding unless the headlight isn't set properly and pointing up thus blinding people, yes they might notice your headlight output is bright but hey that doesn't mean they are blinding...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samyam View Post
    I know the front headlights aren’t projector. I never understand why they didn’t fit projectors as standard like they did on the vectra facelift or pre.
    1. Cost saving.
    2. The light output through projectors with standard bulbs was crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northpole View Post
    if the bulb is made for a reflector housing it won't cause blinding unless the headlight isn't set properly and pointing up thus blinding people, yes they might notice your headlight output is bright but hey that doesn't mean they are blinding...
    Aftermarket HIDs and LED headlight bulbs literally throw light out in all directions. Put them in a reflector housing and it is blinding to oncoming cars. It's the reason I won't put them in the OH's car yet happily have them in mine.

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    Yes the cheap ones chuck it everywhere the ones made for reflector housings don't and are more expensive... cheap made leds do the same expensive leds don't (although most of them are made for reflector housings) so they should be just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northpole View Post
    Yes the cheap ones chuck it everywhere the ones made for reflector housings don't and are more expensive... cheap made leds do the same expensive leds don't (although most of them are made for reflector housings) so they should be just fine.
    https://www.powerbulbs.com/product/o...dlight-h7-twin

    Not cheap but these will fit in the OH's IX20 and they are pretty much the same design as the ebay specials you get for under £20. I've taken one of my LEDs and put it into the Hyundai and whilst it was indeed brighter it was a machine gun scatter approach to light output in comparison to my projector headlight.

    I'd love for you to point me to a HID or LED headlight set specifically made for reflector headlamps because my research hasn't come up with a single one and I've had a lot of time on my hands recently.

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    Look for evitek f2 (bulb type) ... they are shielded led bulbs and sold by different brands... it is just one of them... there are more brands but I don't know them all
    Also did you make sure you had the bulb in the right way around? Sometimes they are directional and fitting them upside down causes glare.
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    NOVSIGHT H4 LED Headlight Bulbs... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B076ZJBS...p_mob_ap_share
    Thatís the bulbs I put in the works van, line up perfect and donít break the bank ( I know itís H4 but concepts the same)


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