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ttalps2000

posted on 4/12/17 at 12:18 PM Reply With Quote
7" Headlamp Options

I need to get some new 7" mini style headlamps as the image break-point on one of them is quite blurry and failed iva on it!

Currently have Wipac Quadoptic units, but not very inclined to use them again!

Can anyone recommend other brands and places they have got them from with good results?

Thanks

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Mr Whippy

posted on 4/12/17 at 12:28 PM Reply With Quote
I used the crystal clear ones on my old Landy and am totally delighted with the result, look very modern, very clear, much brighter than before (standard bulbs) and the beam pattern is super defined, one of the best I've seen even compared to modern cars. Highly recommend them.

btw these are so much better than the lamps you had as I had those too and replaced them for exactly the same reason. I think the problem is the glass lens pattern is not very sharply moulded so the light is not focussed properly. With the mirror at the back it is very angular and sharply moulded in the plastic and so much more precisely focused.

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ttalps2000

posted on 4/12/17 at 12:41 PM Reply With Quote
do they have sidelights?
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Myke 2463

posted on 4/12/17 at 12:48 PM Reply With Quote
Another vote for crystal clear ones, available with or without side lights.





Be Lucky Mike.

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ttalps2000

posted on 4/12/17 at 12:52 PM Reply With Quote
found them now! Will order some up

Thanks for the help!

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gremlin1234

posted on 4/12/17 at 12:59 PM Reply With Quote
quote:

I need to get some new 7" mini style headlamps as the image break-point on one of them is quite blurry and failed iva on it!

check that the bulb is seated correctly.

if getting new ones, I would get the ones with sidelights, even if you are not using them now, just keeps options open

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ttalps2000

posted on 4/12/17 at 01:20 PM Reply With Quote
upon finding the units with side lights, they are "Europe and USA" which means British American, so need European type! Any helpers other than Paddock Spares?

Bulb was seated correctly, even put a new bulb in. Made a tiny difference, but nothing significant.

The passenger side unit focus' as it should do!

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theconrodkid

posted on 4/12/17 at 03:13 PM Reply With Quote
got mine from a place in brum that does landrover parts, sorry cant remember the name of the place but they were on fleabay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WIPAC-Crystal-Headlights-Half-Bowls-Defender-90-110-/360838606481

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gremlin1234

posted on 4/12/17 at 03:51 PM Reply With Quote
minispares do some polycarbonate ones
http://www.minispares.com/product/Classic/Electrics/Lamps/S6072.aspx
no idea how good they are, but they claim they are E marked.

rimmerbrothers do a large range too
https://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-GRID600207 (scroll page down for the list)
but indicate the crystal ones are no longer available ;-(

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motorcycle_mayhem

posted on 4/12/17 at 07:38 PM Reply With Quote
Could you still use the sealed beam type for the IVA?

I still have Lucas sealed beam units on the SII LR, seem to work well (at least for the MoT). Obviates the need to concern yourself with getting the right bulb position within the unit?

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Mr Whippy

posted on 5/12/17 at 12:51 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ttalps2000
upon finding the units with side lights, they are "Europe and USA" which means British American, so need European type! Any helpers other than Paddock Spares?

Bulb was seated correctly, even put a new bulb in. Made a tiny difference, but nothing significant.

The passenger side unit focus' as it should do!



not sure what you mean tbh - Paddock do these -

Wipac Crystal Halogen Headlamp Conversion Kit (pair) including pilot light - left hand dip (UK and Australia)


Part Number: PM935

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ttalps2000

posted on 5/12/17 at 09:19 PM Reply With Quote
i couldnt find them when looking, honest!

All ordered now, will let you know the results!

Thank you very much for your help! Much appreciated.

Matt

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ttalps2000

posted on 14/12/17 at 09:46 PM Reply With Quote
Headlamps all fitted and have made a massive difference! Thank you for the help and suggestions!
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