Replacing lights with HID

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Replacing lights with HID

Post by Onematch » 26 May 2019 19:20

Hi Guys,

My Patrol's lights are not great and I was thinking of replacing them with HID or LEDs.

There are so many out there (lots of Chinese) can someone help with sound advice please.
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Re: Replacing lights with HID

Post by Tinus lotz » 26 May 2019 19:30

Rob i would suggest you put extra spots. Dave put some led in his car that josh bought. Works very good

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Re: Replacing lights with HID

Post by JohnBoyZA » 26 May 2019 20:41

Hi Rob

there have been a few similar queries, comments and suggestions in the past - some links below. In summary the OEM vs LED vs HID debate rages on. My own experience with HIDs was dismal, maybe because it was early technology (7-8 years ago). As per Tinus recommendation, I went the LED light-bar route and there are some spectacular options out there.

viewtopic.php?f=53&t=2617&hilit=hid
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Re: Replacing lights with HID

Post by Onematch » 26 May 2019 21:11

Thanks for the advice!

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Re: Replacing lights with HID

Post by biggles » 27 May 2019 11:15

The problem with just putting in LED or HID lights is that the headlight beam changes and the dipped beam no longer works. So you end up with ricer lights that blind everyone dipped or not. Prepare to have truck drivers retaliating with the small supernovas they fit to the front of their trucks, etc. You will be labeled as a general ucnt as well.

To go the HID route you need to get the full projector conversions. They are the things that look like glass balls in the front of modern headlights. That is the only way to fit HID lights. Beware of cheap china conversions too. 4x4s tend to get a few more Km on corrugations than platcars and the cheap china crap doesn't last.
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Re: Replacing lights with HID

Post by BaasWiets » 27 May 2019 17:20

Die maklikste manier om jou ligte beter te kry is sit jou headlights op relays een vir dim en een vir bright dan kap jy n paar osram cool blue's in en dit sal sharp wees n mens kry n groot volt drop vanaf jou switch in die cab na jou ligte toe.Met die relays kry op jou globes wat jou alt charge en dis seker so amper 3volt verskil.

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Re: Replacing lights with HID

Post by Craig Lord » 28 May 2019 07:36

Hi guys

Check out these guys https://www.4xlight.com

They offer a LED conversion and STEDI spotlights which are awesome. Definitely not the cheapy stuff. Based in Capetown if I'm not mistaken and they offer shipping.
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Re: Replacing lights with HID

Post by martyn » 28 May 2019 18:20

I fitted some led globe's and had Zone Off-road set them for me with their headlight setting machine thingy. Makes a massive difference, plus doesn't blind the guy's in front of me.
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Re: Replacing lights with HID

Post by JohnBoyZA » 28 May 2019 20:08

Can you give more details on what LEds they fitted?

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Re: Replacing lights with HID

Post by martyn » 28 May 2019 22:42

Hi John. I'm not 100% sure but I think they are speaker globe's.
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