|Originally posted by 60Greyhound:|
I find these threads amusing to read... basically LED lights are an improvement when fitted and aimed correctly they will be more reliable and give better light. Most manufacturers are now fitting LEDs as standard for that reason.
In my experience as long as they are fitted and aimed correctly Police and vehicle testers will never issue warnings for them, as they realise they are a 'modern upgrade' for a 30 year old vehicle, making it safer to drive.
Interesting the resistance to Lighting changes does not carry over to engine/brake upgrades which are actively encouraged?
Some people are just very resistant to change, and modernisation. Which is fine if you want a concours/original car... Me, I'm all for it, modern brakes, modern lights, modern engine... hell my car isn't even running fuses/relays anymore as I'm installing a PDM module instead!
If you Ignore MOT Inspection has new rules started in 2019 that have More ways to Fail you partly because more fools put Illegal "upgrades"on a car and cause problems that get the "Press" and others attention like:
Illegal HID conversion kits explained - Auto Express http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/
Now Many just switch to LED in HL shells made for Halogen lamps and have same problems.
Can find many others for HID and LED "upgrades" problems from News outlets and more that only skims the surface. Web search terms like:
hid headlights illegal
led headlights illegal
are led headlights legal
are led headlights legal in ______________
Even some web stores tell you "upgrading" Halogen to LED or HID is Illegal in most places...https://www.powerbulbs.com/...eadlights-road-legal
That's skipping any HL making other that amber and white light is Illegal in some places...
Bright, blinding headlights: Are they legal? WLWT5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx1v_KtO4Y0
For Sealed Beam, Very Few LED are legal in other countries too. Truck-lite and some few others have ECE lights for UK and EU.
Truck-lite 27490C ECE Right Hand Side 27491C ECE Left Hand Side but I think has same pic for both showing ---►
below the code string. Think UK should be ◄---
Hela may make LED thru Truck Parts for "H6054 replacements" but no longer list H4 Shells to use w/ H4 Halogen bulbs. Others no longer makes Sealed Beam HL's like Phillips dropped most to all ~ 10 years ago.
Many Fiero Brake "Upgrade" have big problems to Illegal as well because for 1 often eliminates the parking brake.
Worse, TFS "makes" Parts of 1 crap infamous "GA upgrade" to sell to people w/o a clue and laugh all the way to the bank.
Highlights See my Cave, Brake Upgrade
[This message has been edited by theogre (edited 02-20-2021).]