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  • dk Denmark
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  • 2011 1.4 petrol
Low beam light pattern
« December 07, 2020, 14:40:37 »
I have recently installed LEDs for my low beam and have noticed a strange light pattern.
It seems to be brighter on the left side with the beam reaching further compared to the right side. Isn't it supposed to be the opposite for LHD cars?
I don't think this is an effect of the led because I've always felt the right side is dimmer even with halogens. The effect is just more pronounced now.




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Re: Low beam light pattern
« Reply #1 : December 07, 2020, 23:20:09 »
Did you install normal Led bulbs or did you find road legal ones?

At least here I've never seen road legal after market LEDs. Of course rules and laws are not the same in every country.
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Re: Low beam light pattern
« Reply #2 : December 08, 2020, 01:22:21 »
Some LED's I've seen have a left and right position, or you turn the bulb 180 degrees.

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Re: Low beam light pattern
« Reply #3 : December 08, 2020, 04:34:55 »
Did you install normal Led bulbs or did you find road legal ones?

At least here I've never seen road legal after market LEDs. Of course rules and laws are not the same in every country.

No, they are not road legal and such mods are not allowed. We are yet to follow Germany's guidelines.
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Re: Low beam light pattern
« Reply #4 : December 08, 2020, 04:42:15 »
Some LED's I've seen have a left and right position, or you turn the bulb 180 degrees.

These are symmetrical LEDs and there is only 1 way you can fit them in the socket (H7).
Can the headlight be adjusted to point correctly? The passenger side is clearly pointing downwards while the drivers side has a bit of dark patch right in front of the car since it is pointing a bit up.
I think the GD has some screws for that.
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  • gb United Kingdom
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Re: Low beam light pattern
« Reply #5 : December 08, 2020, 14:34:12 »
Doesn't look like the led is sat in the sweet spot for the mask in the projector.

 


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