Lotus Elan

LED Headlights - 2020

PostPost by: HCA » Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:16 am

Looks absolutely awful!
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gherlt wrote:
Osram is making some LED bulbs as retro fit for H4:


I spoke with two LED suppliers in France who basically said that LED technology has moved quite some, with a lot producing 7" lamps (like the old sealed beam) but they are in early stages with a very poor beam pattern - apparantly it is a very flat beam that is good for centre lane driving on an autoroute but no good for country roads. It will, they think be another couple of years for them to progress.

In the meantime, both agree that the Osram H4 9726CW you mention above is as good as it gets. 80€ the pair.
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PostPost by: JLescenski » Sun May 24, 2020 2:27 am

Two questions for those that have converted.

Do the dash lights still dim with the LEDs or is it all or nothing

Second, if you used them for indicator lights, did you have to add a resister to keep them from flashing really fast?
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PostPost by: HCA » Sun May 24, 2020 5:58 am

To dim the panel lights, yes you need to add a little step dimmer.

For indicators, yes the resistance is increased - a purpose flasher unit iis easier than a resistor. But do check first with the bulbs you propose to use as i have seen some that include a resistor.
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