LED headlight recommendations

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graearea
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I have some of these and spent the night trying to find a sodding petrol station whilst getting flashed by every car going in the opposite direction.

any ideas of how to get them so people don't go full beam in retaliation all the time?

thanks!

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Set the height properly. Look at the beam on a vertical wall or door with car on flat ground. With the headlight about 4m from the door, the top of the dip beam line should be below the height of the headlight centre. Loosen the 21mm nut on headlight stem and turn bowl downwards as required. Check again after tightening.

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24mm nut on later cars for adjustment.

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perfect. thanks chaps

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 Does this look right? 
to me it looks like they're upside down. The bottom pic  has the full beam below the dipped beam 

also they're different colours. And the left is blurry whilst the right is defined.  
maybe I just need to move waaay back. Possibly the beam will swap
quality. 

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How close are you. You need to be about 3 or 4m away from the wall. The dip beam should have a flat top.

 

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I'll go find a wall some evening. can't back the car up more than a metre without exiting the garage onto a non-flat road

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Just a quick thread resurrection as I found this one really useful.

I went for the Wisamac silver lights with halo after reading this thread. My old lights (despite having an LED bulb) were like two candles. I primarily wanted the halo as I've noticed how visible and noticeable the new minis are thanks to their halos, and I wanted to maximise my chances of being seen (dark coloured car has caused me to not be seen several times).

The lights are absolutely fantastic. Easily as good as my daily's headlights. Thoroughly recommend. They cost me £88 for the pair, but notice that price has gone up a bit in the last week.

Sidelight:

Dipped beam:

Full Beam (3mph max, but phone makes it look like warp speed!)

 

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They look amazing! Did you wire them in so they have permanent DRL, or switched with the sidelight switch as below? 

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I wired the red wire to the side light, and the main plug to the standard headlight. That turns the halo on when you turn the sidelight on, then keeps the halo on when dipped and main beam are engaged.

From memory, keeping the two connected as shown in the image on the left means you get nothing on sidelight, and halo on for dipped and main.