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These were popular a few years back - not the highest quality (LHD only).

Someone recently tried to find some and struggled, no longer listed on Alibaba.

I see the LT parts place has them in stock so spreading the news.


Prices from the US are now uncompetitive due to $ strength, USPS ceasing economy parcels, and taxes. So the factors in central Europe are worth a look for owners this side, especially CRD availability.

I also saw these lights listed in Australia, makes no sense for shipping and they are not adjustable for RHD.

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I like the look.

I don't like looking at them.

I've never seen these aftermarket lights with standard bulbs, nor aimed properly.

People who install these seem to use 10,000 watt bulbs and have them pointed directly toward incoming cars.

Just leave the headlights & foglights OEM. You're blinding everyone else and pissing some of us off... and some of us ain't too stable.
 

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These look decent but the reviews I've read are saying the manufacturer don't sell replaceable LEDs separately.
That's true of all led lamps.
I have led smoked tails - with 3 leds out on 1 side.
Domestic lamps on youtube show how to bridge burnt leds to reinstate the rest for longer life.

But you are correct about low quality reviews for many aspects on these especially considering the price.
Does not affect some wanting to spend their money, you can always return to stock, even do swaps for cruising or whatnot.


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I tired contacting them when they had an ebay listing. Those are the SpecD lamps they are reselling, no word on how they are converting them.
 

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I tired contacting them when they had an ebay listing. Those are the SpecD lamps they are reselling, no word on how they are converting them.
Maybe you could call and talk to one of their sales / technical guys.
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I reckon that if they are what you say, and therefore modified, whatever they would have done, would have to be good, and correct. As the state of Australia that they are in, have VERY TOUGH roadworthy laws. And the police are very tough in looking for cars that have been modified, and not done correctly or the mod is illegal.So, the beam focus, I believe would have to be correct, for them to be able to sell them here.

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I need to do something different with my headlamps as they are so dim I can hardly see the road sometimes. It is probably the lens (cover?) because the exterior paint, trim are all miserably failing. Poor thing (2007 SE) has been parked in the open elements for a decade.
 

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I need to do something different with my headlamps as they are so dim I can hardly see the road sometimes. It is probably the lens (cover?) because the exterior paint, trim are all miserably failing. Poor thing (2007 SE) has been parked in the open elements for a decade.
I restored mine, they were really bad. It took me about 2 houres per headlight.

Get your self a spray bottle and fill with water. With wet and dry paper starting with 320 grit, sand the the whole lens continually weeting the surface with water from spray bottle. Sand in multiple directions, preferabley small circular motions. Then when you are resonably happy, move onto 400 grit. From 400 grit to 600 grit. Then onto 1000 grit. Then 1500 grit. Then 2000 grit, and finish with 3000 grit.

Once done all of the sanding wipe dry, and then do a cut a and poliish with a high qualirty headlight restorer cutting polish. I used Flamingo brand. It does work very good, just a little paste on a rag, small amount and cut and polish small sections at a time. Here is what I used. Flamingo Car Care Tech Co.,Ltd.

After that I used crystal coating to put a protective barrier on the lens. I use the cryatal coating as a protective coating on my plastics and paintwork after every time I wash the car, so a quick wipe over the headlights means they are also being protected from future oxidization. Flamingo Car Care Tech Co.,Ltd.

The important thing, is take your time, the more time you take the better the end result, so do not try to rush it. NO POWER TOOLS ARE NEEDED. All done by hand. It can be helpful to mask the bodywork surrounding the lens so not to scratch the paint. I did not, but I was very careful, and being a retired motor vehicle coatings specialist, I have good use of my hands and use of paper, so I did not not touch the paintwork. Do this to your lights and you will be amazed with the end result. Then the only thing you may want to do is to simply upgrade the bulbs to a better quailty bulb providing a TRUE BRIGHT WHITE illumination as against a slightly yellow illumination. Good luck.
 
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