Lee Oyston

Xenon Headlights

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Hi I have a ford fiedta zetec 58 reg

What are the brightest xenon headlights I can get that are ice white colour which are legal

Thanks.

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You can't actually get real xenon lights that are legal for your car,,,, insert legal jargon here !!! A lot of people use 'Night breaker' bulbs, readily available from e-bay and the likes.

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The 'K' rating does not tell how bright they will be, but rather how warm the colour is. I think 3.5k is close to factory xenons, but most seem to go for 6k.

I think 35w is standard and I know you can go higher, I'm thinking this will produce more light?

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The Whiter the bulb the lower the K rating, the higher you go the more "blue" in fact purple they go.

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I use 6000k 35w and they look as white and factory standard as you can get without the real deal standard fitted.

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Are you guys talking about HID kits, as the OP was asking whats the brightest/best bulb he can use legally ? I personally use HID's in my car, but I have the projector lens, which makes it much more easy on the eye to oncoming drivers. I'm not a fan of people using these kits with the standard reflective headlights, as they scatter the light, and dazzle oncoming drivers, and generally give HID's a bad name.

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Mike77 just to clarify this,

I haven't ever noticed 2 different headlight fittings on this Fiesta, can you post a picture at some point and I'll put a pic up of mine so we can all examine the difference on one page and see what will work?

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On the mk7 they came with reflector on the basic models matt and projector on higher spec models

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The facelifts are all projector from my knowledge ? May be wrong but the st,zetec and zetec s certainly are.

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Only issue is with the ST you cannot fit a HID Kit to one properly, the Fuse Box is about 5MM behind the lightbulb and there is no room to add anything extra other than just a bulb. 1st world problem.

Don't think it's projector though, will check on lunch, Odd I've never actually bothered to look at it properly.

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Where there's a will there's a way ;) you'd be able to route the wires and fit the ballast somewhere. The st is 100% projector :)

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The st's only difference is the led drl rather than the h15 bulb the zs's have instead of the st's h1 bulb.

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I've fitted HIDs to my ST matt no problem lots of places to fit the ballast

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Does the st have h15 or h1 full beam? Anyone checked on theirs

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I'm pretty certain it's h1, not h15 as they have the led drl not built in with the h1 main beam (h15).

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The ST main beam is H15, dipped beam is H7

That's interesting, why does the st need the second filament in it then ?

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My understanding is that the main beam H15 also lights the DRL's but I could be wrong.

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Weird, on the zs that's how it works obviously but on the st it's a seperate strip ? Gonna have to have a nosy at the next st I see Hahaa. Ford don't half make it awkard with this h15 bulb :(

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I've read somewhere on here that there is a brighter whiter bulb being developed for the H15

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