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Old 01-09-2017, 11:48 PM
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Sealed Beam to H4 Conversion Wiring

Something a google search just turned up - it would be interesting to see how rigorously it's enforced or if there are insurance ramifications

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http://greyhead.co.uk/are-aftermarke...egal-in-the-uk

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What does the law say?
In a nutshell:

EU law says that HID headlights which emit more than 2,000 lumens of light, and all LED headlights, must be fitted with washers and self-levelling,
But itís not possible to accurately measure total light output either at the roadside, or in an MOT station,
So if it canít be proven that your lights emit more than 2,000 lumens of light, this regulation almost certainly doesnít apply to you,
But, your lights must be aimed correctly and have the right beam pattern on dip and main,
If you have a manual headlight adjuster, the highest angle the headlights can be set to must not be higher than the rules allow,
Lastly, HID dipped beams must stay on while your main beam is on.
Read a detailed explanation of these points here.

What are the MOT test rules?
In a nutshell:

You donít need headlight washers or self-levelling, but if your car has them fitted, they must work - there are a small number of cars in the UK, including older Renault Meganes and at least one Mitsubishi Evo, which were fitted with HIDs but no washers or self-levelling. These cars are legal in the UK, but see the note about Northern Irelandís DVA below,
Your headlights must work immediately when turned on, so you need high quality ballasts and bulbs which ignite straight away, even when hot - i.e. you must be able to flick the lights off and back on again straight away,
The light must be mainly white or yellow - in practice, this means kits up to 5,000K colour temperature should be fine (as HID bulbs get older, they get more blue, so high-mileage standard lamps can be around 5,000K). Kits over 5,000K are more likely to attract attention from the police, or be a cause for an MOT failure,
Your dip and main beam pattern must conform to the regulations, which means a good cut-off and no upwards glare on dip, and a focused high beam,
Your dip beam pattern must be aimed downwards at the correct angle.
You can read a detailed explanation of these points here.

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Old 02-09-2017, 12:25 AM
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They would look odd on a Z but perhaps hide them behind covers.



Anyway just showing that they reckon these are legal?


Appreciate it Rob!
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:07 PM
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I have these

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A conventional bulb, but the side light is an LED halo ring, not CE marked, but has passed 2 MOT's
and the lights are considerably brighter because I re-wired it all with relays and new cable
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Great to see this on a Z and much needed!!

I was considering the same but two things are stopping me: 1. Will they be too bright for oncoming traffic? (Some HiDs on stock motors are already too bright sometimes) and 2. I haven't found any that say they are road legal on the packet!

Which did you buy?

I would love to have them not just from the brightness perspective but also from reducing load on the alternator etc.
These are the ones I went for


NOVSIGHT H4 LED Headlight Bulbs 50W(25Wx2) 8000LM(4000LMx2) 6500K Cool White Hi/Lo Beam - 3 Year Warranty https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071RBGQ..._lzgSzbPW2S5ED
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:22 AM
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Toopy - having seen yours in the flesh, they do look superb.

Regardless of LED or not I would still do the rewiring; while the LEDs halve the current it's still a significant load through the stalk switch.

Geoff - thanks buddy, that's super helpful!!
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Old 07-09-2017, 05:29 PM
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These are the ones I went for


NOVSIGHT H4 LED Headlight Bulbs 50W(25Wx2) 8000LM(4000LMx2) 6500K Cool White Hi/Lo Beam - 3 Year Warranty https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071RBGQ..._lzgSzbPW2S5ED
They look quite bulky, there isnt a lot of room between the back of the headlight and the bowl
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They look quite bulky, there isnt a lot of room between the back of the headlight and the bowl
It's pretty tight but it all fits, just.
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:12 PM
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My mate fitted some led bulbs in his mx5 and they have a bit more room at the back and the night vision was greatly improved.

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