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Old 30th March 2021, 20:37   #12046
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Thanks for the detailed explanation. Can you share the front picture and beam shots? Is the setup waterproof?
Yes, the setup is waterproof, the bulbs has a gasket to make a positive seal with the projector. I have not come across issues of misting.

This is my low beam only, there was a streetlight on, so this appears brighter than it actually is.

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Projector low beam, I would have preferred a longer throw, but the fogs sit very low to the ground, there is not much option to play around as the fogs fit snugly with the bumper.

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This is high beam, I do not use it in the city, as it blinds oncoming traffic.

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Projector low beam, I would have preferred a longer throw, but the fogs sit very low to the ground, there is not much option to play around as the fogs fit snugly with the bumper.
Just add a few washers between the bumper plastic and the circular metal only in the top. That will increase the level of the low beam height. I installed such projectors on my Figo and I played around with washers by adding or removing to get the right height. By right, I mean the cut off line was just a bit lower as the height of the fog from ground.
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Old 2nd April 2021, 00:09   #12048
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Just add a few washers between the bumper plastic and the circular metal only in the top. That will increase the level of the low beam height. I installed such projectors on my Figo and I played around with washers by adding or removing to get the right height. By right, I mean the cut off line was just a bit lower as the height of the fog from ground.

That was my initial plan, my issues with playing around with the Lamp height is removing the bumper is a major hassle, it is not any easy job, last time I had to find a bodyshop guy to do it, as the accessories shop said they cannot do it.

Another issue is, the projectors fit very snuggly into the bumper, which does not provide too much options to play around.
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Default Morimoto 2Stroke 3.0 H7 LEDs in a reflector housing

I picked up a pre worshipped VW Ameo DSG in Sep-2020 [Dec-2018 registered with 37k on the odo, currently at 44k]. I do frequent highway runs between Chennai - Trichy and was longing for better lighting. I will start with the results and then the details.

Results: I have captioned the pictures below for clarity. Pictures were taken with a Oneplus 7. The phone was placed on the center of the dash and was leaning on the windshield. The photos are not altered but they do appear brighter when compared with the naked eye. These were results with H7 LEDs on reflector housing.

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Details: I did not want to do anything that impacted warranty nor blind oncoming traffic. After research I zeroed in on Morimoto 2Stroke 3.0 LEDs, they are 5500K. They are designed to mimic stock halogen headlights to mitigate light bleed. These were only launched in ~Nov-2020. They fitted comfortably in the Ameo headlight housing and did not cause any warning lights in the dash. However fitting them took some effort. The stock clips used by VW to house H7 halogens cannot house an LED and the LED adaptors bought from Amazon worked well only for the low beam housing. The high beams were fitted with some juggad by trimming the stock metal clips. I am not entirely happy with how the high beams have turned out (Are they too low?), I think the clips are the problem. Does anyone has a suggestion for H7 LED adapter that works well in a high beam housing of Ameo/Polo/Vento?

Next I need to color match the fog lights with an IP67 rated LED

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Old 6th April 2021, 14:38   #12050
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I was looking towards upgrading Tiago's fog lamps to projector bi-xenon hid lamps. Have contacted blaze India for the same. He's saying tiago will need a canbus adapter as well. Rest if plug and play with H11 socket and no relay is required.
I couldn't find in the user manual if tiago is canbus enabled or not.
Can anyone confirm the same for me?
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Old 6th April 2021, 20:13   #12051
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Dear All,

Vehicle Model - Hyundai Verna 4S (2015)
Headlight Type - Projectors
Blub type as per Manual - 9005L.

The light throw is pathetic. I'm looking to upgrade to Night Breakers or Xtreme Vision at same wattage. However, I'm unable to find the same model number on Amazon. Most of the ones are HB3(9005). Are these the same ?
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I was looking towards upgrading Tiago's fog lamps to projector bi-xenon hid lamps. Have contacted blaze India for the same. He's saying tiago will need a canbus adapter as well. Rest if plug and play with H11 socket and no relay is required.
I couldn't find in the user manual if tiago is canbus enabled or not.
Can anyone confirm the same for me?
If adapter is available for the car then it means canbus is supported. Please see the link below

https://deaninfotainments.com/produc...power-harness/
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Hey guys!

Does anybody know any vendor that sells single unit of clear projector lens? I am planning to retrofit it on my Pulsar 150 (UG4.5) with 4300k 35watt HID hence need only one piece, the kits are very expensive and the second one wouldn't be of any use to me.
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Upgrading Tiago's fog lamps to projector bi-xenon hid lamps.... Blaze India
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If adapter is available for the car then it means canbus is supported.
Apologies for not updating here. Yes, the relay had canbus adapter. So, all worked out for the best.

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To all, can you guys give me an idea about the superior limit/cutoff for fogs? Also, as you can see, when I switch on to high beams, there's a small spot high above the cutoff. Any idea why?
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To all, can you guys give me an idea about the superior limit/cutoff for fogs? Also, as you can see, when I switch on to high beams, there's a small spot high above the cutoff. Any idea why?
Rotate the bulb slightly in either of the directions (clockwise or anti-clockwise) and see if that spot disappears or not or maybe changes the position.
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To all, can you guys give me an idea about the superior limit/cutoff for fogs? Also, as you can see, when I switch on to high beams, there's a small spot high above the cutoff. Any idea why?
You need to spend some time in the night to get this beam adjusted properly, whatever additional light you add needs to work with the main headlamp beam, else it will disturb your vision.
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Old 25th April 2021, 10:33   #12057
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Greetings,
I have an S cross Zeta and the headlight output is weak.
I upgraded to Osram Night Breaker Laser H 7 bulbs whose output is slightly better, but I still yearn for more.
I'm contemplating of upgrading to S cross Alpha variants' headlight assembly. But, a pair of them are priced close to 50 thousand.
I have come across Lumax Headlights priced at approx 13k each.
Has any bhpian used it on their car?
If yes, then how is the output.
Thanks in advance.
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I'm contemplating of upgrading to S cross Alpha variants' headlight assembly. But, a pair of them are priced close to 50 thousand.
I have come across Lumax Headlights priced at approx 13k each.
Has any bhpian used it on their car?
If yes, then how is the output.
Thanks in advance.
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Folks on this forum were not very happy with the stock HID headlamps of the Alpha variant too (search on the S-Cross review thread). For this upgrade, you might have to change the wiring too and in my opinion, it is not worth the investment.

I would rather suggest HID projector fog lamps which several owners have upgraded to and have been happy with the final output (again, search the forum and you will find more details). I have seen one such Alpha variant with HID projector fog lamps. In terms of performance, the fog lamps outshine the headlights by good margin.
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Greetings,
I have an S cross Zeta and the headlight output is weak.
I upgraded to Osram Night Breaker Laser H 7 bulbs whose output is slightly better, but I still yearn for more.
I'm contemplating of upgrading to S cross Alpha variants' headlight assembly. But, a pair of them are priced close to 50 thousand.
I have come across Lumax Headlights priced at approx 13k each.
Has any bhpian used it on their car?
If yes, then how is the output.
Thanks in advance.
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Hi Matchvan,

I think Ashis 89 has answered your question and I whole heartedly agree with him. I drove one of the first few S Cross Alphas (2015 Dec model) on a longish trip and found the headlights to be pathetic.

I have just fitted Bi-Xenon projector fog lamps on my Honda Br-V and am quite happy with the results. I also have HID bulbs on the low beam projector set up.

Please do not waste your money on the S-Cross Alpha headlights and Philips Extreme / Extreme Plus / Night Breaker etc. etc. Been there, done that.

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Old 26th April 2021, 12:12   #12060
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Default Re: Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here

Hi Experts,

I have purchased 3 inch universal Fog Lamp projector from FE Retrofit for my new Thar.
But the stock fog lamp is 19 Watts and HID kit is 55 Watts.
Does anyone know if the stock fog lamp wiring can handle 55 Watts as stock head light wiring can handle 55/60 Watts?

I know the ideal way is to install a single beam relay. But its difficult to source.

I am installing it myself and will write my DIY experiences as a separate post.
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