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    Better headlight bulbs

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    Have recently changed the standard headlight bulbs to led bulbs on my facelift, and tonight was my first proper test with them in the dark and Iím quite disappointed with them. They look lovely and bright but for actually being able to light up the road they are rubbish. Can anyone recommend better bulbs to try.

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    It's the reflector headlights not just the bulbs. LEDs will be awful and just dazzle other users. Try osram night breakers for light output

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    Facelift projectors are pretty poor, no matter which brand of ordinary type bulb you put in. Have used night breakers etc in the past and although some improvement, the bulbs don't last very long and it gets expensive keep changing them.
    Haven't tried LED for the same reason your post suggests, numerous comment on the net that they look bright enough but is questionable as too how much light actually makes it as far as the road. Only solution I have found is HID, swapped out for MOT if necessary.

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    I guess the led bulbs you bought weren't too expensive?
    If they were, then you'd see the road without any issues.

    The cheaper end of the led market promise all the bells and whistles but don't live up to the hype.

    If your on a budget, then the only way to go is a HID kit.

    I've had my kit in for nearly 2 years without any issues and lighting the road is superb.......and it cost £14.99

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    The led bulbs I bought where £40 so wouldn’t say to cheap. I tried adjusting the headlights up a bit, but the range from he bulbs was terrible on the road. I did come from a car that had led headlights from the factory and they where amazing so I’m trying not to compare the insignia to my previous car, but I did think the led bulbs would be better. Any recommendations for a bid kit guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamieD View Post
    The led bulbs I bought where £40 so wouldn’t say to cheap. I tried adjusting the headlights up a bit, but the range from he bulbs was terrible on the road. I did come from a car that had led headlights from the factory and they where amazing so I’m trying not to compare the insignia to my previous car, but I did think the led bulbs would be better. Any recommendations for a bid kit guys?
    I tried LEDs from cheap to an expensive set and wasn't impressed and went back to a HID kit. No problems with the MOT, wasn't even mentioned.

    Personally I have this kit in my Insignia

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAUXHALL-...3/281710101858

    A bit more expensive now as I paid £44 a couple years ago. I've had them since I got the car and I have only had 1 issue with a ballast that failed. They honoured their 2 year warranty and sent me out a new ballast on return of my old one for investigation.

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    Live in the Scottish Borders, and need good headlights, especially full beam on narrow icy unlit roads!! What's my best option as very disappointed with the factory ones - insignia 2016 tourer.

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    4300k 55w HID kit, IMO

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    i have 9012 LED's from koomtoom (the blue ones) 8000lm but will soon be getting the red ones 12000lm, have a look on amazon, no error on dash either

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