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Halogen Headlight Conversions
« March 08, 2021, 04:36:10 »
The government have issued an update to MOT testers. (Annual car inspections for vehicles 3 or more years old)

As of 1 January 2021, section 4.1.4 of the MOT Inspection manual reads: “Existing halogen headlamp units should not be converted to be used with high intensity discharge (HID) or light emitting diode (LED) bulbs. If such a conversion has been done, you must fail the headlamp.” '

Before this, as long as the headlights worked and were aimed properly plus they had the correct beam pattern, a car would pass its MOT for that section.
Which meant that you could go on to the internet, find a seller overjoyed to take your cash while promising an ‘LED upgrade’ to your existing bulbs and voila!
Super-bright bulbs claimed to allow you see further but as a consequence blinded other motorists.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2021, 07:58:51 by AlanHo » »


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Re: Halogen Headlight Conversions
« Reply #1 : March 08, 2021, 07:37:49 »
The headlights will never be as bright as you, Alan. :victory:
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Re: Halogen Headlight Conversions
« Reply #2 : March 08, 2021, 07:58:54 »
Not upgraded.

Still using the oil lamp swinging in front and back of the car.
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Re: Halogen Headlight Conversions
« Reply #3 : March 09, 2021, 03:10:47 »
I've got a couple of glow worms in jars.
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Re: Halogen Headlight Conversions
« Reply #4 : March 09, 2021, 16:25:45 »
Luxury !!
I only go out on moonlit nights.
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