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New lights all round!!

bigfeller

Accelerating Away
Hi All,

After replacing the headlights with some super bright halogens (and being well impressed that I can actually see the road in front of me!)
the other day I've got the idea in my head that I should do something about the other lights in the Defender as well. Now I've a 300TDI 110, built in 98. I _think_ these are the correct lights to replace them with but I'd appreciate if someone could confirm it for me:

Indicators:
http://www.ultraleds.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=741
Side lights:
http://www.ultraleds.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=1023
Tail/Brake
http://www.ultraleds.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=680

I'd also like to do the instrument panel, I know I need two for the speedo and 2 more for the temp and fuel guages and another (different) one for the clock. Could anyone let me know what these are?

Cheers

bf!
 
whats the point in putting brighter indicators etc on your landy?

im getting well fed up driving at night/morning now , every second cars lights are burning my eyeballs out.
 
To be honest I started out thinking of doing the side lights as they are damn weak. Then I thought the brake lights might be a good idea as mine seem to last about 6 months before burning out (can't figure out why - nothing seems to be amiss, maybe just crappy bulbs). Then the indicators were just for consistancy!

Do I need to justify the instrument lights? ;)
 
if your lights are that weak perhaps your electrical system is at fault?
perhaps you need to go through all the connections with switch cleaner or wd40?
also changing/servicing the battery makes a huge difference.
even changing the lenses makes a big difference.
if you had to change your bulbs to brighter ones because you couldnt see the road , well thats not a fault with your bulbs. thats a lack of power getting to your bulbs.
 
bigfeller, the photo only showed the bulbs in the speedo changed for comparison. The other instrument bulbs are the same.

I agree with nobber that lack of power getting to the headlights is the biggest cause of lighting problems, long cable runs, inadequate wire sizes, poor connectors and switches being the main causes. Measure the voltage drop from the battery positive terminal to the headlight connectors and you'll see for yourself, my trusty multimeter show a voltage drop of 1½ volts between the battery and the light, which has a major effect on light output.. I've read that the last volt getting the the bulbs is responsible for 30% of the light output. Have a look at the following which explains a simple way to correct this issue

http://www.lrtech.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=104

For some more background reading see here

http://users.mrbean.net.au/~rover/rewire.htm
 
bigfeller, the photo only showed the bulbs in the speedo changed for comparison. The other instrument bulbs are the same.

I agree with nobber that lack of power getting to the headlights is the biggest cause of lighting problems, long cable runs, inadequate wire sizes, poor connectors and switches being the main causes. Measure the voltage drop from the battery positive terminal to the headlight connectors and you'll see for yourself, my trusty multimeter show a voltage drop of 1½ volts between the battery and the light, which has a major effect on light output.. I've read that the last volt getting the the bulbs is responsible for 30% of the light output. Have a look at the following which explains a simple way to correct this issue

http://www.lrtech.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=104

For some more background reading see here

http://users.mrbean.net.au/~rover/rewire.htm

nice one reedx , i will be reading that with a view to rewiring my lights , when i buy them that is.:)
 
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