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Headlights....

Bernese Oct 11, 2017

  1. Bernese

    Bernese Member I am in england

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    Believe it or not that's the first drive of the 80 at night and I have to say it was like driving with two 20 watt bulbs for headlights and I thought my old Capri's were bad ... :tearsofjoy:

    You can guess what my first upgrade is..
     
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  2. Bernese

    Bernese Member I am in england

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    Having just read a few threads, anyone ruining decent output bulbs?
     
  3. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    Do a search for LED.

    Theres your evening sorted..
     
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  4. Bernese

    Bernese Member I am in england

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    Thanks... evening sorted :)
     
  5. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    You could try these if you want to take the extra step...

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    Do a search for angel eyes and see what comes up, but take care to ensure that RHD versions are available...
     
  6. Ben Stratford

    Ben Stratford Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    8628AD28-59D9-4A63-BEDD-5DE6F8A70079.jpeg Also search for led lamps h1 or h7 or whatever size 80’s are Des. Mine are h4 in the 60. Like the pic
     
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  7. Ben Stratford

    Ben Stratford Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    Btw they are brilliant and transformed the truck
     
  8. Bernese

    Bernese Member I am in england

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    Thanks Ben I'll take a look...:)
     
  9. nielsc

    nielsc Active Member I am in belgium

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    I don't like the LED ones... I have DEPO headlights with H4 phillips xtreme power bulbs, it's better, but still not what it should be...
    Another good option is the headlights that clive has with HID's in the projectors
     
  10. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    I’ve got to say that the projectors make a huge difference. I had HIDs in the OEM units and the beams were all over the place, scatter is an understatement!

    In the projectors, the HIDs are superb, crisp cut-off line, bright, and look ok.

    I’ve heard they work well with LEDs too.
     
  11. Bernese

    Bernese Member I am in england

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    Thanks for the comments guys much appreciated. I'm busy, busy at the minute so no time to do anything permanently so bought and fitted two Bosch gigalite 120 bulbs at lunch time and hope they make a bit of difference on the way home tonight... I will obviously do something more permanent in the near future......
     
  12. ctiley

    ctiley New Member I am in australia

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    Your 80 series wiring will not handle the extra current draw of the 120 watt bulbs very happily. Mr Toyota was a little cheap in the size of the wiring he gave you, and they struggle at 100 watts. It will overheat and burn out, not if, but it will, especially if you do a longer journey. Depending on local laws, the LED way is the better way. HIDs tend to have different focal lengths to standard bulbs (i.e. the bulbs are longer and the bright bit is in a different spot) therefore you don't get the light spread as the designer intended, therefore you won't be too happy with them.
     
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  13. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Agreed on the wiring ctiley...

    All my beam lighting is feed-wired direct from source with new heavier wiring, switching is by relay.
     
  14. Julian T

    Julian T Well-Known Member

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    Found these in the states, so must be for LHD vehicles, but it's the kind of look I would prefer if I was to change my headlamps for more modern versions.

    Link HERE
     
  15. nielsc

    nielsc Active Member I am in belgium

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    Don't use 8000K, it is purple... 4300K is what gives the best light output.
     
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    nielsc Active Member I am in belgium

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    Is there a difference in output on the 80 series when upgrading the wiring with a relay but keeping the same bulbs?
     
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  17. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    Slee off road think so, they do a upgraded plug and play harness.
     
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  18. Bernese

    Bernese Member I am in england

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    Mate of mine sorted a H4 HDI kit, much better ...

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    Towpack Well-Known Member I am in england

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    I found no improvement when feeding the OEM filament bulbs direct from the battery. Maybe this was a problem on earlier vehicles? Both HID's and LED's draw considerably less current than filament bulbs so wiring shouldn't really be an issue with these so long as the wiring is fault free. I found that HID's work perfectly in the OEM inner headlight housings, H1's I think, but H4's in the outers where rubbish verging on dangerous due to light scatter so fitted LED's in these which are fine. I also run some HID's in the bumper mounted Hella Luminator driving lamps. The LED's are good and give instant light but are still no where near as bright as the HID's which do take a few seconds to fully warm up to full output from cold.
     
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    Lexie Member I am in great_britain

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    On that note guys how do i get the inner headlight (h1) to light up?
     
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