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Re: Lights upgrade to Euro style (archive)

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Posted by Ben Waite on April 03, 1999 at 12:30:36:

In Reply to: Re: Lights upgrade to Euro style posted by Rick on April 01, 1999 at 22:39:00:

: : Did anybody converted front lights to Euro type in E34?
: : I would like to know if this makes any difference, how much this costs and who sells the kits?
: : I understand that they are no DOT approved and there is nothing "magic" in them but I have heard that they put more light on the road rather than to the air (US version)?

: I live in Thailand and my 95 525i E34 came with Hella projection Euro lamps. I would rather have U.S. style lamps. The Euro lamps focus the light too tight and up and to one side. U.S. lamps seem to have a more broad beam and to me seem better in really dark areas.

: Rick

Ok, I'm puzzled.

First, Bekkers Imports has the Euro Hella kits for $560 for all four lights.

Second, are you sure your lights are aimed properly and/or are your foglights on too? I have both the plain foglight and the projector foglight (one each side) and can tell you those make a big difference for throwing light to the side of the car (plain is good to the side while projector is more of a driving light)--also what wattage bulbs are we talking about?


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