Vauxhall Astra headlights.

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Ldorl
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Vauxhall Astra headlights.

Post by Ldorl » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:37 am

Recent TV advertising is boasting about the new Astra having an increased of something like 40 metres in the range of its headlight beams, intimating that it promotes safer driving. safer for whom? - certainly not for the poor sods facing their approach. What is it going to take for our pathetic government to realise that we are all being blinded when facing the powerful headlights of oncoming traffic? This is made even worse by three factors - (1) badly adjusted beams which blind even when dipped, (2) the continual line of bright offside headlights when in a string of congested traffic, and (3) the increased dazzle during rain,when the dipped lights have their beams reflected off a wet road.

The "need" to drive fast only occurs on rural roads, and major roads/M-ways at quiet periods. In built up areas, only dipped beams are truly necessary, and these do not, and should not, be of a power to dazzle oncoming drivers. It should be noted that the more powerful the dipped beams are, the greater is the risk of a cyclist/pedestrian not being spotted in the darkness that is created behind the beams of oncoming dipped headlights.


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Re: Vauxhall Astra headlights.

Post by Scotty_b » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:53 pm

Some people on here would disagree.
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Re: Vauxhall Astra headlights.

Post by Bogbody » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:07 am

You dont "need" to drive fast on rural roads.
Speed limits are not targets.
Driving at the limit of your main beam on a rural road then switching to dip (because an inconsiderate road user is coming the other way) means that you then cant see far enough to match your excess speed.
And ... oops... you're in the ditch....


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Re: Vauxhall Astra 1.6T headlights.

Post by Sphiwe73 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:16 am

Hi. Does anyone wknow if the headlights for other variants (1.0, 1.4, 1.4T) will fit on the 1.6T Sport?
I need a new headlight and the dealer has ridiculous pricing for it, and I can only find one for the other models available as second hand.


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Re: Vauxhall Astra 1.6T headlights.

Post by Markot1989 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:18 am

Sphiwe73 wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:16 am
Hi. Does anyone wknow if the headlights for other variants (1.0, 1.4, 1.4T) will fit on the 1.6T Sport?
I need a new headlight and the dealer has ridiculous pricing for it, and I can only find one for the other models available as second hand.
When you say you need a new headlight do you mean the full fixture or just a bulb?


Sphiwe73
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Re: Vauxhall Astra 1.6T headlights.

Post by Sphiwe73 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:36 am

Markot1989 wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:18 am
Sphiwe73 wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:16 am
Hi. Does anyone wknow if the headlights for other variants (1.0, 1.4, 1.4T) will fit on the 1.6T Sport?
I need a new headlight and the dealer has ridiculous pricing for it, and I can only find one for the other models available as second hand.
When you say you need a new headlight do you mean the full fixture or just a bulb?
Full fixture


BRUCE225
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Re: Vauxhall Astra headlights.

Post by BRUCE225 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:10 pm

From memory mine cost around £160 14 VX line, think there all the same other than the LED ones what ever you call them.


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Re: Vauxhall Astra headlights.

Post by Sphiwe73 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:15 pm

Okay Thanks. I will try them out and see how it goes... Made an online purchase and feeling fuzzy about how they will fit/look...


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Re: Vauxhall Astra headlights.

Post by MisterEChops » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:23 am

Ldorl wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:37 am
What is it going to take for our pathetic government to realise that we are all being blinded when facing the powerful headlights of oncoming traffic?
You really sound like a goose when you get so dramatic over stuff like this.

Just so you know, the headlights can be brighter without being any worse for other road users. Our Astra's use either a dipped beam setup or LED Matrix, both are smart enough not to point into oncoming traffic.

Really no need for any of this 'sky is falling' stuff.


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