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#1 Keisar

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 08:34 AM

Hello,

 

My headlights are dead : rust / beam, Lucas on one side and wipac on the other one. 

 

I would like to replace both of them but I'm a bit tired of buying **** that don't last 2yrs on minispares/datch etc..

 

 

I made some research but did not found anything. Do you a good brand that manufacture good quality headlight and where to find it ?  I'm not afraid to do some slight modification if needed. 

 

Thanks. 

 

Ps : There is an account on instagram "230mini" and the guy have some cool sev marchal. He found it here ... they never answered me when I asked if they shipped to UE. 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 21 June 2020 - 08:54 AM

I use Autopal Halogen conversion kits, with Osram nightbreaker bulbs.

Headlight conversion kit

https://www.ebay.co....v8AAOxy3zNSnLOl


Osram bulbs

https://www.ebay.co....RIAAOSwZ79ctyqA

Edited by cal844, 21 June 2020 - 09:01 AM.


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Posted 21 June 2020 - 09:03 AM

This kit below is featured in the July MiniWorld magazine new products pages and is apparently in accordance with the new UK MOT regulations on LED lighting:-

 

H4 Classic Car LED headlight upgrade kit

https://www.betterca...d&productId=737


Edited by mab01uk, 21 June 2020 - 09:06 AM.


#4 Cooperman

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 10:06 AM

I use Autopal Halogen conversion kits, with Osram nightbreaker bulbs.

Headlight conversion kit

https://www.ebay.co....v8AAOxy3zNSnLOl


Osram bulbs

https://www.ebay.co....RIAAOSwZ79ctyqA

 

I like the Autopal with high output bulbs. The other alternatives are Cibie and Bosche.

I've not used Wipac for a while, but I am led to believe that the currently available ones are good.



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Posted 21 June 2020 - 11:34 AM


I use Autopal Halogen conversion kits, with Osram nightbreaker bulbs.

Headlight conversion kit

https://www.ebay.co....v8AAOxy3zNSnLOl


Osram bulbs

https://www.ebay.co....RIAAOSwZ79ctyqA


I like the Autopal with high output bulbs. The other alternatives are Cibie and Bosche.
I've not used Wipac for a while, but I am led to believe that the currently available ones are good.

The Autopal units are good quality for the price

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Posted 21 June 2020 - 04:39 PM

Thanks you all for answers.
 

The Autopal units are good quality for the price

This is where I disagree with most of the part manufacturer. When you start to rebuild a car you expect the parts to last a bit longer than 1/2yrs. I prefer to get good quality whatever the price. But so far I never found good or genuine equivalent quality :( 

 

I like the Autopal with high output bulbs. The other alternatives are Cibie and Bosche.
I've not used Wipac for a while, but I am led to believe that the currently available ones are good.

 

I know Cibie, do you know what type can be installed on a mini ? 

 

I keep searching and I found that. I'm not sure if it is new (old stock) or used.  



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Posted 21 June 2020 - 04:50 PM

Thanks you all for answers.

The Autopal units are good quality for the price

This is where I disagree with most of the part manufacturer. When you start to rebuild a car you expect the parts to last a bit longer than 1/2yrs. I prefer to get good quality whatever the price. But so far I never found good or genuine equivalent quality :(

I like the Autopal with high output bulbs. The other alternatives are Cibie and Bosche.
I've not used Wipac for a while, but I am led to believe that the currently available ones are good.

I know Cibie, do you know what type can be installed on a mini ?

I keep searching and I found that. I'm not sure if it is new (old stock) or used.

One set I have are 5 years old, I had to replace a slightly older pair as I had a little accident 😣

It's up to you but I'd rather spend £25 for the kit than £100

Edited by cal844, 21 June 2020 - 04:51 PM.


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Posted 21 June 2020 - 07:36 PM

It would be good if someone could independently review these as they appear to p1ss all over current set ups, you get what you pay for!

 

This kit below is featured in the July MiniWorld magazine new products pages and is apparently in accordance with the new UK MOT regulations on LED lighting:-

 

H4 Classic Car LED headlight upgrade kit

https://www.betterca...d&productId=737



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 08:26 PM

I've had my Wipac Quadoptics for years, and they're still fine... I've got good Philips bulbs fitted.  Back in the day (early 90s) I had Cibie C180 headlights and they were superb, I remember well.  The only problem I have is that I don't have headlight relays fitted, so the switch burns out every couple of years!

 

I'm avoiding LED bulbs for now - I feel that they change the character of the car too much, but I'll watch headlight technology with interest, especially if they're not bright white, and are shown not to dazzle oncoming drivers.



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 08:59 PM

Those £129 LEDs have the same CRI index as halogen bulbs, so they are yellow coloured and hence more in character with older cars, rather than awful bright white.

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 04:02 AM

I have the Wipac Quadoptics as sold by Minispares, never got a problem with them and it's now been in the car for more than 6 years. Been using them with Philips 90/100w (not legal in some countries, but okay in mine).




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