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I am in the process of changing bulbs to LED's this due to a few drives coming up at night on UK Motorways and also French Autoroutes and concerns over being seen by other drivers.

 

The LED part largely completed with just a little gremlin due to my TR6 having a tow bar fitted and additional relays that are interfering with the electronic flasher, I can resolve.

 

My  next job is to upgrade forward vision. I already have halogen bulbs, and to be frank they are adequate.

 

I have several pairs of original lucas and Cibie spots and fogs. At least two pairs of the rectangular Lucas ones and the same for circular.

 

I do not believe that I have ever seen additional lights on the front of a TR6 that really works ascetically, but has anyone on the forum achieved additions that work well visually and work well. Pictures most welcome

 

Thanks 

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Yes I like the grille bar lighting if it ads to driving safety, but not sure we would get away with that in Uk, worth a look though

 

Thanks

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Here’s mine and Andrew Smiths “Saffie”

the Cibie Tangos come on with full beam. Perfect 

steve 

 

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2 hours ago, Andy Moltu said:

Fit LED H4s and you might find the spot lights are not required.

Fit HIDs and they definitely aren’t.

Sorry to be dense, but what are HID's ? I know of LED's.

 

It does seem that positioning extra lamps on the front end of a TR6 is not easy due to bonnet opening.

 

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HIDs are High Intensity Discharge lamps , a.k.a.   xenon:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/aftermarket-hid-headlamps/aftermarket-hid-headlamps

Does anyone sell the mandatory self-levelling and cleaning kits for aftermarket HIDs on TRs that would make them legal ?  

 

 

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To be honest 35W Hids have largely been made redundant by Leds.

One of mine went after 10 years and surprisingly they were getting hard to find cheap on Ebay. Could get 50W ones but they are too bright.

Swapped to leds and still a quantum leap ahead of Xenon H4 bulbs.

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HI Andy

1 hour ago, Andy Moltu said:

To be honest 35W Hids have largely been made redundant by Leds.

One of mine went after 10 years and surprisingly they were getting hard to find cheap on Ebay. Could get 50W ones but they are too bright.

Swapped to leds and still a quantum leap ahead of Xenon H4 bulbs.

May I ask where you purchased them from?

Thanks

Andy

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I got my LED Headlight upgrade from Classic Car LEDs. Much, much better than Osram Nightbreaker H4s. Not totally plug'n'play, as the control unit has to be secured outside the headlamp bowl and the hole in the bowl (tm) needs to be enlarged for the cable and connector, but pretty straightforward. If the conversion is legal for you, I can't recommend it highly enough.

John

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I have just done this conversion for a friend here in France complete with LEDS.

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On 5/21/2022 at 7:15 PM, elclem1 said:

I have just done this conversion for a friend here in France complete with LEDS.

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Any chance of a picture of the whole car -never seen that mod before, looks very nice. Loving the coded spoiler (Actually, not sure is it is a spoiler or splitter or something... :) )

 

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