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#46 Midas Mk1

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 11:39 PM

[quote name="Steve220" post="3342447" timestamp="1451172834"]

How is a unit designed for a replacement bulb? My headlights still have the standard pattern and you can't tell from the outside that they're LEDs. The MOT is due next month, will see if they pass![/quote
They're not e marked, it's just the sames fitting a hid bulb, the units not designed for it, and give off the wrong pattern. Just YouTube for examples...

#47 Jared Mk3

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 10:17 AM

I've got LED bulbs in all the lights on the front of my mini. Makes driving in the dark a much more pleasant experience :D

 
What headlight and globe combination are you using? Just curious, because I'm considering the LED bulb route as well.

My lights are standard units, just with LED bulbs (H4 and H3).

Great, thank you. Have Cibie H180s on my rebuild, so LEDs might suit.

#48 Steve220

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 10:39 AM

Coops, next time I'm with the car I'll do a comparison :)

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 11:47 AM

Coops, next time I'm with the car I'll do a comparison :)


Haha thanks, I was feeling left out with nobody replying to me :(

#50 Steve220

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 12:40 PM

Coops, next time I'm with the car I'll do a comparison :)

Haha thanks, I was feeling left out with nobody replying to me :(

It's ok mate. LED bulbs are definitely the way forward!

#51 Richie83

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 01:52 PM

Where did you guys buy your Cibie's from?

#52 Jared Mk3

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 03:49 PM

Where did you guys buy your Cibie's from?


Got mine from MiniSport last year.

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 05:39 AM

 

Busy with my Xenon projectors - they will have a halo behind the shroud too as DRLs.20140806_142131_zpsc740e050.jpg


I know minis look like smiley faces but they really do look like eyes. :) any 'on' photos?

 

No on pictures - I will take some when next in South Africa.



#54 Mini ManannĂ¡n

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 02:18 AM

I've got LED bulbs in all the lights on the front of my mini. Makes driving in the dark a much more pleasant experience :D

 

 

 

 

I've got LED bulbs in all the lights on the front of my mini. Makes driving in the dark a much more pleasant experience :D

 
What headlight and globe combination are you using? Just curious, because I'm considering the LED bulb route as well.

My lights are standard units, just with LED bulbs (H4 and H3).

 

 

What LED bulbs have you got in the headlights Steve?  All the ones I've seem online seem far too big to fit in the bowl, with a ruddy girt heatsink on the back of them they do anyway.



#55 Steve220

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 02:37 AM

I'll see if i can dig out the link for you.



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Posted 21 February 2016 - 10:20 PM

These are the ones made by sickhids.com

They are great quality and output is awesome but cost in excess of 600 but all depends what you want

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 11:32 PM

So what are you doing about self levelling.

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 07:22 AM

They will be set up like standard projectors and if I have problems will change to led lamps to solve it

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 06:36 AM

I got tired of dealing with bad reflectors and cheap bulbs with low output and decided to make my own HID Projectors.

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See the full build here: Classic Mini Projector Headlights

These are exactly what i am planning on doing. Far better quality with the projectors etc when done right. When driving at night the light output is amazing. I've had projectors retrofitted to my daily and apart from the company using cheaper ballasts etc which i am replacing soon (short life span, good light though) they are great.

Ill be following your guide mytmous, very detailed :) 

As for legality i havent had any issues with my daily pc plod, mot, vosa etc have all had a look at somepoint or another and are happy with them.



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Posted 02 April 2016 - 05:08 AM

I'm glad it's helpful. I know that some will go on about the legality without the self leveling feature, but I've never had a single person flash me, and you can very clearly see the cutoff line of the headlamp is substantially lower than the rear view mirror of anyone in my lane. And it's at the front bumper of anyone in oncoming traffic, so they are at least a couple feet above the cutoff. The main argument is "well people will be blinded when you go over a bump".... well even the AUDI S4 I've been driving doesn't respond fast enough to keep that from happening.

Above all else, it's better than putting an HID or a cheap LED bulb into the stock reflector housing. It blinds oncoming traffic, and the light output is terrible. I wish people could see a side-by-side comparison.

I'll be doing something interesting with LED's in the very near future.






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