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Discussion in 'VL Holden Commodore (1986 - 1988)' started by VLC86, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. VLC86

    VLC86 ..stay N/A..

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    hey guys, my vl is in serious need for some new headlights, the reflectors are in alright condition..but the light im geting at the moment is pretty terrible. i want some of the white globes. iv been looking for some globes on the internet, would anyone know what specific globes i would need?

    also, are there any restrictions to the lights i can have?

    cheers
     
  2. nasty1

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    are you talking about those realy bright things that blind you.

    i personaly hate them well hate cars being driven towards me with them they are a bad hazzard
     
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    calais24/7 Mucca Mad Boys

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    I agree they like blind you and late at night its so hard to concentrate, but i would love to have a set they give an awesome light :p. There are aftermarket HID kits availible but they are pretty pricey
     
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    get they at super cheap autoooo.
     
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    i have some globes in mine that are good and arent to bright i think there Narva and there called arctic blue
     
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    Yep arctic blue is what you might be looking for (i've got them in my wagon, very good), gives a very nice light and does not blind people causing them to run over a nun that happens to be on the sidewalk.
     
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    I have found those so called blue lights or artic lights dont work for me in the vee hell, but i think that is just becuase my actually headlights are old, faded, flaking and just shity. So im looking at getting new non genuine ones and see how that goes. The brighter globes have worked for me though in a differant car and they are like 30-40 bucks depending on where you go. One of the guys with the blue vl project who i forget right now changed his headlights and had a before and after pic and it looked so much better, freshend the whole front end up.
     
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    new headlights make a HUGE difference in how much light comes out and the arctic blue globes make it a nice white colour
     
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    yeah thanks. luckily i have a job i just got at super cheap auto so ill be able to get some and put them in
     
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    jatsvl NEEDS MORE POWER!

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    xenon blue or arctic blue are a super bright white and not blinding they are also reasonably cheap,
    don't go the hid kit, they are to expensive and unreliable.
     
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    Whatever you decide to put in, make sure that they are for road use (ADR compliant) otherwise you risk having your car defected.
    Any (ANY) modification(s), unless approved to ADR standards, that change/alter/modify any aspect of your vehicle from the ADR standards/requirements that existed at the time of manufacture of your vehicle are ILLEGAL.
     
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    i got the whitest ADR compliant globes repco had, they looked **** in my old headlights as they were faded and reflector was peeling but they work very well in the new headlights.

    here is a pic of the lights with just the LED parkers on:

    [​IMG]
     
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    ok, any way i can tell if they are approved by ADR? will it say on the packaging or something?
     
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    GAMBLR More trouble than u think

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    Yep will say on the packaging mate.
     
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    cheers mate
     
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    Either that or say street legal im pretty sure the ones in supercheap say street legal but same ****
     
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    It was VL Berlina 5speed who bought new lights. I can't find where he posted it though. So possibly PM him
     
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    well i bought some new headlights and here are the pic of them with the arctic blue globes in them

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    Are you impressed with the results? Who did you get them off and how much?
    Cheers
     
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