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Old 17th March 2011, 18:59   #4831
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Unfortunately, the results cannot be known by pics/video. If it is shot in complete darkness then it is even more difficult. You can only feel the difference when you experience in real and against oncoming traffic. But going by the video, i could see the beam is not blue-ish which causes problems to vehicles travelling in opposite direction
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Old 20th March 2011, 01:01   #4832
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I am looking for good quality LED DRLs like this or similar ones for my Beat:
(not the flexible strips)

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OR like this:

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Amg Style LED DRL "Angled" - Kia Forte Forum : Sedan and Forte Koup Forums

Is there any chance of getting these kind of DRLs in India?
I have checked some of the shops in Bangalore, but most of the car accessory shop people are new to the term DRL.

I had posted this earlier in my ownership thread but did not get any reply.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post2256960 (Chevrolet Beat LT Cocktail Green: Initial ownership report)
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Old 20th March 2011, 10:51   #4833
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I am looking for good quality LED DRLs like this or similar ones for my Beat:
(not the flexible strips)

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My Hella Lights :: LEDayFlex DRL

OR like this:

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Amg Style LED DRL "Angled" - Kia Forte Forum : Sedan and Forte Koup Forums

Is there any chance of getting these kind of DRLs in India?
I have checked some of the shops in Bangalore, but most of the car accessory shop people are new to the term DRL.

I had posted this earlier in my ownership thread but did not get any reply.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post2256960 (Chevrolet Beat LT Cocktail Green: Initial ownership report)
These are similar to the ones that's currently there on the Merc. I havent seen them in any shops here.

The ones in the shops are a bit expensive. I bought normal DRL's (a bit smaller) online. It came around 1.5k and ordered new sets for less than 1k (bigger ones). Please see the pics below. The white swift is mine and the Black car is my friends and that's a Chevy Beat too.
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Old 20th March 2011, 11:03   #4834
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Yesterday,while purchasing Hella Red Grill's for my ride.
i came across,an interesting deal
A pair of projectors,with angel eyes,and H4 BI-Xenon 6000K HID for 5.5K.
The projector's build quality was decent,but they were some chinese brand.
has anyone seen their beam spread?
how good or bad it is?
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Old 20th March 2011, 11:06   #4835
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@ akshay4587

Any pictures of the box?
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Old 20th March 2011, 11:23   #4836
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@DV,no pictures.
HID and projectors can be bought separately too.
its just that as a part of deal they are being sold separately.
I have asked for a Demo next week,then i will think of it.
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Old 20th March 2011, 19:14   #4837
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These are similar to the ones that's currently there on the Merc. I havent seen them in any shops here.

The ones in the shops are a bit expensive. I bought normal DRL's (a bit smaller) online. It came around 1.5k and ordered new sets for less than 1k (bigger ones). Please see the pics below. The white swift is mine and the Black car is my friends and that's a Chevy Beat too.
Thanks Naveen.
Me too searched lot of shops in bangalore. Only one fellow was having it. That too very expensive @6K and not very attractive. Another man from JC road told that he will be getting the ones similar to Merc and will cost around 2.7K. Dont know whether he is really getting it.
Can you share some info about the online store from where you purchased it. Is it only the lights or with the wiring kit?
Could you please share some pics taken in day light?
Where in Ekm did you find the expensive ones? I will be there for 2 days from day after tomorrow. So if time permits, would like to search for it.
I liked the Hella ones with the LED placed on top and the reflectors do a good job in making the light really bright and big.
Found these reviews in youtube:

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Old 21st March 2011, 09:37   #4838
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Thanks Naveen.
Me too searched lot of shops in bangalore. Only one fellow was having it. That too very expensive @6K and not very attractive. Another man from JC road told that he will be getting the ones similar to Merc and will cost around 2.7K. Dont know whether he is really getting it.
Can you share some info about the online store from where you purchased it. Is it only the lights or with the wiring kit?
Could you please share some pics taken in day light?
Where in Ekm did you find the expensive ones? I will be there for 2 days from day after tomorrow. So if time permits, would like to search for it.
I liked the Hella ones with the LED placed on top and the reflectors do a good job in making the light really bright and big.
Found these reviews in youtube:

I found few at Emperor, opp EMC. Hella DRL's are really good and they provide great output. The ones I use are not bright, they are of decent output.

You can find various other DRL's in this online shop. Reasonable price, that's the reason why I bought it. Much cheaper than the ones found here. Here are the sites.

Cool Gadgets at the Right Price - Worldwide Free Shipping - DealExtreme
store.ijdmtoy.com

Have bought lights from both sites. Decent quality and shipping usually takes around 10-15 days. You can even find the Merc DRL's here.

Do not have daylight pics. The ones attached are some of the closest pics clicked during the day.
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Old 21st March 2011, 11:56   #4839
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Salbin, long time

You can get many types of DRLs from accessory shops but the quality is under suspect as 99% of these are cheap Chinese imitations. I am also using one (refer Naveen's first set of pic, thats my Beat)

This is what I bought:
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I bought it from here:
$28.00 - Universal Waterproof White 8-LED 120-Lumen Daytime Running Fog Lights for Car (Pair) - Car LED Light Bulbs

You can find different types from here. This is the one you were referring to:

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$37.80 - High Power Waterproof White 6W 1200-Lumen Daytime Running Lamp/Lights for Benz E300 (12V/Pair) - Car LED Light Bulbs

Only glitch is you need to have good patience for the waiting period as it takes big amount of time to get it delivered and there's very few options are left for the customers to track the orders while in transit. Low value items will take a min of 1 month and some thing above $25 will be much better in terms of delivery time. So if you have a Paypal A/c, call is yours

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sajjt, your car looks brilliant with the white lights!
What kind of bulbs did you use on the headlight? The small bulbs on the headlights and the white lights on the number plate? can you tell me the exact type used?
I will get them for my car.

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Old 21st March 2011, 15:39   #4841
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Thanks Sajan & Naveen for your inputs.
I will have a look at the ones available at Emperor and then decide.
The online store seems to be very good. Lot of DIY stuff
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Old 21st March 2011, 17:07   #4842
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sajjt, your car looks brilliant with the white lights!
What kind of bulbs did you use on the headlight? The small bulbs on the headlights and the white lights on the number plate? can you tell me the exact type used?
I will get them for my car.


This is the one in the headlights as position lamps.

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$1.81 - T10 0.25W 7-LED 6500K 30-Lumen White Light Bulbs for Car (DC 12V/Pair) - Car LED Light Bulbs

Its not as bright as in the pic as its an over exposed shot but it serves its duty for position as well as for show off


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Thanks Sajan & Naveen for your inputs.
I will have a look at the ones available at Emperor and then decide.
The online store seems to be very good. Lot of DIY stuff
Do make a visit to the places Naveen mentioned so that you can have a touch & feel experience.
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The projector's build quality was decent,but they were some chinese brand.
Just looking at it would not be a good way to judge build quality. It's about how reliably & well it performs, IMO.
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Do make a visit to the places Naveen mentioned so that you can have a touch & feel experience.
Sure.. May be tomorrow or day after I will try to visit Emperor.
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Folks...I've got my Figo delivered...am interested in going for the HID kit...my questions - would it void warranty... which would be a good HID kit for the Figo and what pricing..approxx.....

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