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"I just don't want the MoT man saying that (as sidelights) they're too bright."

I think that is very unlikely: the Inspection Manual. and see Section 4.2.

Jonathan

PS: There are no recorded instances of failing on LED replacement "bulbs", and at least two inspectors have said that they won't be looking for them.

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Wow. Thank you Sir. That clarifies everything... :-) DRL Halo here we come...

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If you find the basic information supplied not much help. Insulate the yellow wire. The white is the DRL- sidelight

Orange is my new black

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Re JAL and a 7" version:

I asked Doug this very question back in July.  His reply was:

I can supply our LED headlight inner upgrade complete with DRL in a 7” version. They are fully type approved and legal for UK use (yes they will pass the MOT). They are exactly the same as the 5 ¾ version so you will still maintain the classic ‘Caterham look’. The cost is more expensive (due to the size) at £385.00 each. Your L7C discount will bring this down to £365.00 each. This can be split into three interest free payments to help ease the pain.

The only problem might be lead-time.
JV

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"The only problem might be the lead time"

and the price. Wow. 

you can get JW Speaker ones for less than that (£620 a pair), and they're renowned to be the best. Wipac ones are about half that, and the ones from the "original cafe racer" are £105 for two and they're E-marked. 

I know you get what you pay for, but in this instance, unless they're gold plated, I doubt it. 

If I sound ungrateful, I'm not, and you comments are much appreciated. 
 

 

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JAL lights look the best and are the best. Buy once cry once.

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#27. In what way are they the best? 

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My comment exactly. Anecdotal evidence that they're the best is useless. And they don't look that special. They look like what you get of you Google classic car 7" headlamp led replacement. At twice the price !

I have no issue spending money, ask my wife, but that's just laughable. 

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Well, if they last several times longer than the less expensive competition or come with a much longer warranty, or are brighter, better focussed or something, fine. To an extent.  

Where are they made? Where are the competition made? 

What makes them 'the best'?

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Very interest in this thread.

I have the same questions and concerns - there is a lot of choice and a wide range of prices, but how do we know which are the best?

I have 2 Jeeps that always get MOT'd between Christmas and New Year.  Currently, both have replacement LED bulbs in the existing 7inch round fittings.  They've been installed for years and give a great beam pattern with a brighter, whiter light.  I've been very pleased so a bit peeved that I might need to spend hundreds on replacing them.

Then in the summer I've the got the 5.75inch units in the Caterham