Upgrade to led bulbs

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Andrew12308
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Re: Upgrade to led bulbs

Post by Andrew12308 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:52 pm

Hi all, found this website and a few bulbs which almost look ‘too good to be true’ could someone check these links out for me and see what they think for LED upgrade. Think it’s a foreign website too
https://www.ledperf.co.uk/pack-rear-led ... 10723.html
https://www.ledperf.co.uk/pack-leds-whi ... 10579.html
https://www.ledperf.co.uk/high-power-le ... 12755.html
https://www.ledperf.co.uk/pack-of-2-led ... 11654.html


highflight
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Re: Upgrade to led bulbs

Post by highflight » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:17 pm

Just because it says .co.uk doesn't mean it is based in the UK. Did you look at the contact us page? Plus none of the images appear to be of K lights. I think you have answered your own question.

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morgoth
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Re: Upgrade to led bulbs

Post by morgoth » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:29 pm

As far as I know there are no error free bulbs for reversing lights/rear turn signals, you'll need to connect extra load resistor. Though can swap bulbs in side indicators for pretty much any LED bulb since they don't have that bulb out warning.

As for the headlights - my opinion (after trying few different LED bulbs) is that right now there are not LED headlights (for low beam) that would perform same or better as regular halogens, you can see it in test of original Philips H7 bulbs here.

For license place, we have this thread here viewtopic.php?f=11&t=399


cooldad
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Re: Upgrade to led bulbs

Post by cooldad » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:24 pm

Agree with Morgoth on this - I haven't, so far, found any LED rear indicator bulbs, for example, that claim to be error free and this site is no different in that regard. It says the headlight bulbs are, however, but LEDs are not good at casting a diffuse beam unless they're backlit in to a reflector (like most of those on the 'K') but then they lose luminosity. This is one of the reasons I haven't yet replaced my fog lights or reversing light with LEDs. The 'Intellilux', of course, have a completely different configuration, which enables them to perform safely as headlights.

I notice that there are now many domestic LED bulb replacements that emulate the tungsten filament variety. If that technology could be miniaturised further in to automotive bulbs, then we might get somewhere!

Further to Highflight's post, the French origin of the site quoted also becomes apparent when the illustrations are accompanied by 'Avant' and 'Aprés'!! ;) ;)
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ichiri
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Re: Upgrade to led bulbs

Post by ichiri » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:03 pm

https://youtu.be/MqtOrR29gF0
Original Philips LED H7 especially for the Astra K


cooldad
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Re: Upgrade to led bulbs

Post by cooldad » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:04 am

ichiri wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:03 pm
https://youtu.be/MqtOrR29gF0
Original Philips LED H7 especially for the Astra K

Very interesting, thanks for posting!

I notice they were careful not to show the beam pattern, only the view of the headlights front on! :? :?
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Joshhwahh
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Re: Upgrade to led bulbs

Post by Joshhwahh » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:58 am

ichiri wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:03 pm
https://youtu.be/MqtOrR29gF0
Original Philips LED H7 especially for the Astra K
Has anyone done this with these bulbs? I'd like to know the outcome
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Owner since 28/12/17


morgoth
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Re: Upgrade to led bulbs

Post by morgoth » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:28 am

4 posts back i posted video where some guy tested them but apparently nobody bothered to click. Just to sum it up - overpriced, poorly built and worse than halogen bulbs.


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