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Old 31-10-2017, 09:25 AM
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LED headlights

I was driving around last week and a London cab was following me. The first thing I noticed was the headlights. They were the halo style daytime running lights which I've seen on a few cars. What I hadn't noticed was that they changed to flashing amber when the indicators or hazards were on. These have probably been around for ages and I just haven't kept up on the times. I know these wont be to everyone's taste and I certainly wouldn't put them on a standard car but thought I'd try a set for the red 280z as it will be quite modified. I had a quick check on ebay and found quite a few people selling them for £250 but found the same ones in china for £80 so thought I'd take a punt. They arrived today so I'll take them to the workshop later and power them up. They are a direct fit H4 connection plus 2 terminals to control the halo colours.
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Old 31-10-2017, 09:28 AM
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Interested to see how they look. I have seen loads of options for defenders in all sorts of designs but just not sure if they will suit the Z unless itís highly modified


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Old 31-10-2017, 10:00 AM
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I do the development on those cabs
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Old 31-10-2017, 10:01 AM
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Theyre not released yet so you would have seen a fleet development vehicle or pre-production car.
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Old 31-10-2017, 10:45 AM
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I don't think LED headlights are legal yet on Historic vehicles. I read an article recently that stated this - it's an historical thing based on the minimum 'wattage' requirement for headlights and of course LED draw low current so the wattage is very low.

I suppose that will get updated at some time - bit like cycle lighting.
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Old 31-10-2017, 01:47 PM
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Watching with interest.
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Old 31-10-2017, 01:54 PM
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I don't think LED headlights are legal yet. I read an article recently that stated this - it's an historical thing based on the minimum 'wattage' requirement for headlights and of course LED draw low current so the wattage is very low.

I suppose that will get updated at some time - bit like cycle lighting.
New BMWs come with LED headlights, so I hope they're legal.
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Old 31-10-2017, 02:30 PM
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I would imagine that most cars now come with LED lighting due to the cost savings, less copper ect.
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'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Painted and waiting assembly.
'72 240z LHD Silver "Rat look" daily runaround.
'76 280z ExLHD Red v8 Lexus powered restomod.
'74 260z LHD Restomod just started.
'71 240z LHD zg arched. Still in California.

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Old 31-10-2017, 02:34 PM
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With regard to legality, as car headlights are supposed to be capable of illuminating the road up to 100m ahead, I would say most standard zed headlights are not fit for the purpose and could be considered illegal.
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'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Painted and waiting assembly.
'72 240z LHD Silver "Rat look" daily runaround.
'76 280z ExLHD Red v8 Lexus powered restomod.
'74 260z LHD Restomod just started.
'71 240z LHD zg arched. Still in California.

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Old 31-10-2017, 02:56 PM
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Be interested to see how they turn out. Not cos I want some though - just to see. I want the original candles upfront - I want to drive the car as it was in 1972!
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Old 31-10-2017, 02:59 PM
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New BMWs come with LED headlights, so I hope they're legal.
Sorry meant to say Historic vehicles i.e. our Zs.
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Old 31-10-2017, 05:36 PM
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....... I want the original candles upfront - I want to drive the car as it was in 1972!
I want to see where I am going & keep my pride & joy in one piece. As Huw & Wyn will confirm, I have difficulty seeing fenceposts in the daylight let alone in the dark

Not that I drive much in the dark but I have converted my 'candles' to H4 to avoid the 'brown trouser moments' but worried about frying my electrics so LED with lower power draw is a viable option that I would consider.

I seem to remember there was a recent thread on this.
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Old 31-10-2017, 07:55 PM
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Saw some a while back with Amber ledís down one side. My first though was, great for deleting the ugly square 280z indicators. Reckon Iíll end up running some, along with a skillard grille to get rid of the indicator holes


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Well you see enough bloody cyclists with flashing led white lights, you know the ones that are illegal to have in flashing mode while riding!
They are getting brighter and brighter, to the point now that its ridiculous, like someone with full beam on... and flashing!
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:50 PM
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I want to see where I am going & keep my pride & joy in one piece. As Huw & Wyn will confirm, I have difficulty seeing fenceposts in the daylight let alone in the dark

Not that I drive much in the dark but I have converted my 'candles' to H4 to avoid the 'brown trouser moments' but worried about frying my electrics so LED with lower power draw is a viable option that I would consider.

I seem to remember there was a recent thread on this.
Dont forget, its not just the bulb that creates the light, the reflector and lense make a big difference too.

The original Zed headlights have the lense on the glass, modern ones have the lense incorporated into the reflector and are far more effective.
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