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    I am looking to improve the lighting on my NL without going to great expense. Has anyone replaced the 60/55 bulbs with 100/90 or similar

    Thanks Kc

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    WARNING!!
    Putting higher output globes can melt headlight housings as they get quite a bit hotter.

    Cheers
    Adrian
    NW Pajero VR-X
    Currently stock

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    • #3
      Ive tried a few different globes over the years, i find the blueish type globes seem to light up anything thats white or reflective better, but as a whole for seeing the road i find them worse... in my pajero atm i have one normal and a 100 and i dont think i can notice a difference. The wiring to light i think is to thin, so the extra draw causes voltage drop and you get nowhere. As for the heat, ive had no issues... but perhaps if the wiring was upgraded and i had a true 12v there it may be an issue?

      The short of all that, at best, without upgrading my wiring, ive found no gain in any upgrade of globes!

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      • #4
        I'd have to agree.

        When I bought my wagon it had blue 100/90 and were hopeless.. be okay in snow but were bit like driving in braille at any other time.

        I've got clear 100/90 in there now and do make a lot of heat when stationary but now I can see stuff like holes in the road.

        I tend to do a bit of night driving so the heat isn't such a problem due to air cooling. For long distance vision I've got the LF 240's.


        If you want more vision and live in town mostly try going 100/55..... standard low beam and high power full beam.
        'No Princess' - NJ LWB - Modded 2.8TD

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        • #5
          Thanks everyone for your advice. I will keep my eyes open for 100/55. I would have to think that the night driving at speed would have to disipate the extra heat generated. Jaydee I always thought the first number was low beam and 2nd high beam. Glad you pointed that out.
          regards

          Kc

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          • #6
            I used the Philips Plus50s - same power and heat - more light.
            Mike R. Sydney. Pajero GLS NX Silver Jan15. DiD Auto. STILL grossly disappointed with the errors in Speed Limits on major roads in my TomTom.

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            • #7
              Narva do Plus50's, Philips call them Vision Plus. Good globes.
              "So many projects, so little time... even less money!"

              Trailer enthusist - Repairs, Modifications, Customs, Electric Brake specialist.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Yonnee View Post
                Narva do Plus50's, Philips call them Vision Plus. Good globes.

                Philips do a +80 as well. The local sparky I go to says they're brilliant to use.
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                • #9
                  I have 90/130 bulbs in my Gen 3. I upgraded my wiring (very important) and have no issues with heat. I have a set of oscars and one has gone foggy due to heat because of the running with 100w bulbs (mind you it has taken 30 years for this to happen ).

                  The lighting output (light on the road as well as to the sides) of the bigger bulbs is SIGNIFICANTLY different when installed correctly and focused.

                  I would do it, but get them focus correctly or you'll cause issues to others.
                  NS Exceed DiD auto, Mousebar, Headlights and Cibie Oscars with HID bulbs

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by peejay68au View Post
                    Philips do a +80 as well. The local sparky I go to says they're brilliant to use.
                    OK....
                    Wonder where he gets them from...


                    http://www.philipslighting.com.au/Philips-Upgrades.htm
                    These are the ones I was selling at autObarn.
                    "So many projects, so little time... even less money!"

                    Trailer enthusist - Repairs, Modifications, Customs, Electric Brake specialist.

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                    • #11
                      Bursons have them localy, they have not been out that long so may have to just cruise around different places to see. Repco should stock them though, auto sparkys will have them. But they want something like $48 a globe for them.
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                      Henry David Thoreau

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                      • #12
                        Hi Futsal1st

                        I have set of Cibie Oscars as well ... 27 years old and still going strong. I am just starting to see a tiny tiny bit of rust at the very edge of the reflector. They are the same as the lights sold today... not sure if that is good or bad as far as product improvement goes!! over that time. What year is a gen 3 pajero? Does it also have the plastic headlamps? Sorry for my ignorance as I dont know a lot about the pajero models. Also what changes did you make to your wiring? and what is the life like for the bulbs as I had them fitted to another vehicle and had problems with the bulbs blowing.

                        regards Kc

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                        • #13
                          Good choice in the Oscar's. The bulbs in the Oscars last years. 27 years from the lights is not bad. If the rust isn't affecting them, let them keep going.

                          The bulbs (90/130) in the car lights last a least a couple of years (between three and four) as well. Its a 2005 with the plastic H/L. The head lamp appears large enough to dissipate the heat and minimise bulb blowing due to overheating.

                          I used the original wiring to kick relays. I used relays and ran new wiring with them to the high and low beam as well as the Oscars.

                          Its great to drive at night on high or low beam. If you upgrade, headlight focus is critical for other road users safety.
                          NS Exceed DiD auto, Mousebar, Headlights and Cibie Oscars with HID bulbs

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                          • #14
                            Thanks Futsal1st

                            I will definitely consider doing this. The wiring sounds straight forward.... 2 relays some wire + 2 bulbs. I imagine $50 would cover the full kit. Do you have headlight protectors fitted as I imagine they would reduce the cooling effect of air onto the headlight lens when driving at night. Also do you have the oscars running from the same relay as the headlight high beam or their own relay?

                            thanks Kc

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                            • #15
                              2 x 100w Oscars is around 15 amps (13.8v when engine is running). 2 x 130w high beam is 19 amps. I have a separate relay for each beam (1 for L/B, 1 for H/B and 1 for Oscars). I ran 30 amp relays and have wired the Oscar to come on with the H/B (no switch) and have been doing that for the last 30 years and never had an issue (Rego or otherwise). When I go to high beam, I wont a lot of light. It's all or nothing for me.

                              I don't run H/L covers as this will insulate the light (read increase the heat retention) and will shorten bulb life.

                              NS Exceed DiD auto, Mousebar, Headlights and Cibie Oscars with HID bulbs

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