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see what ya think. It's taken in daylight and there as bright as the Audi style ones Inc when you turn

On the lights they dip down (legal requirement). No switches at all and they detect the car is charging

And turn on like oem versions. So when the car is turned off they stay on for around 5 secs which is

Quite cool. When the new style plastic thick mesh is install they should look a standard fitment.

Getting ahead before the 2011 influx on all new cars lol.

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£5 says you've got a white iPhone?

No problemo. I think they look smart on your car. :)

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Bad bad bee Enn. You know you don't like wings lmao.

Bibs what do you mean. I "had" a black iPhone but I lost/had it nicked

(ok ya right the one I have now is White lmao lmao with a baby blue back to match the original car cover lmao)

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Hi Karl,

I had these on my old website for past 12 months. I have picture with the fitted too! I went for LED in indicator lens instead. I still have two set of those DLR's in my garage if anyone wants them.

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What make are the ones you have dave? Only these have the dim feature and are long enough. Just my friend with a z4m coupe wanted a set. Not sure they would fit a esprit right with a standard front end?

Dave

Yeah I see the ones ya selling now. The ones I have are twice as long and look alot like the pork 911 style. Quite a deep mounting and LEDs are double stacked aswell because of the clever stuff going on in the box itself. Like I mentioned it took a while to get the non add on look ones really.

Ooooo hid light replacement. That's my issue now as my lights against the shiny LEDs look god awful and yellow. Does the hid kit give you the proper White/blue xenon glow?

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Ooooo hid light replacement. That's my issue now as my lights against the shiny LEDs look god awful and yellow. Does the hid kit give you the proper White/blue xenon glow?

There is nothing 'proper' about blue lighting. HID's are available in a wide variety of values of what is known as 'colour temperature,' which is expressed in Kelvin.

A few years ago I converted the H7 light on a motorbike to HID and found that about a 6000 Kelvin lamp produced a very white light, very clean and crisp and it made a nice little pocket of daylight in front of the bike. Going higher up the numbers (say about 6500 Kelvin) would have produced a bluish light; going lower (around 4500-5000) gets yellowish.

The other thing I learned is that HID works less well for high beam because it takes a couple of seconds to reach full brightness, which isn't so useful when you want to flash the moron going too slowly in front of you. The exception to this is one HID H4 retrofit I saw which uses a solenoid to change the focal distance of the lamp, simulating the staggered filaments of an incandescent H4.

HID retrofit should be quite easy in an Esprit as the ballasts and transformers have got quite small these days and a very wide variety of lamp-base styles are available. They are electrically plug-and-play too, so you needn't be an engineer to make it work.

Good luck with it and keep us posted on how it turns out.

I've thought about adding some sort of LED conspicuity lights to the front of my Esprit, but down in the air intake they'd be so low that most drivers might be challenged to see them. In the meantime I just turn on the marker lights when I remember to.

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Thanx for the info on the HID's. I have been looking at a kit that gives you 6000k so that hopefully shouldmstch the LEDs I hope. I have seen a pic of them on a range rover were they have only fitted one side and kept the other standard snd there is quite a difference. So on the esprit it should be an even bigger difference as the ranges cone with xenon type bulbs anyway, which are brighter than ours

Also found a bloke in the US that's done it to his s4s and it's a very very clean light. As for the main beam it doesn't reslly bother me but I know the kit your on about I think. As long as my dip is good and matches the led that's what I'm after, as at present it looks stupid at night being two colours.

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Pilko's got HID's and LED's, he can be your hero! They look very good on his car :)

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If you ask nicely I'm sure he'll take one :)

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Where has he mounted his drl's? Hopefully mine will look factory when the mesh goes in. Well as good as the merc versions that look stick on, on top of the mesh. Mine will be surrounded by mesh and flush. Fingers crossed

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I've stuck them in the original sidelight holders, but someone seems to have stolen yours. They're an array of leds which I used a soldering iron to fiddle with. The HIDs are great, I can highly recommend them (don't have any photos of them switched on though) but be aware that MOT and VOSA are having a big mongfest about them at the moment. If you need any more styling suggestions (and I believe you do) don't be shy about asking. :D

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Gkp. So you have put the LEDs in the sidelights? So you turn them on with your sidelight switch? (look alot nicer glow than the yellowish one)

Not auto when the car starts so there just on and not the rear lights?

As for vosa (well they would kick my ass anyway) mine are 100% legal Inc the dip function at night there not like the cheap eBay ones you stick on ya nova lmao (edit...sorry just re-read you meant the hid are a mot/visa issue. Extra tenner to the Mot it is then lol, prob like my door handles. Some places won't mot because there is no real law about them)

Are you hid's good then? Give a nice White light? Where did you buy the kit ?

Ooo lots of ???? Lol

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