Paul Falcon Cars

Audi A3 Car headlight LED upgrade

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Hi All

Can anyone advise me on upgrading my Audi A3 headlight bulbs to LED, which bulbs are a good upgrade, and what retaining clips I need. 

Head light type is reflector. 

Paul. 

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Tbh, you won’t get the same effect as a proper factory LED headlamp. I know someone who tried an LED bulb upgrade and he ended up throwing them away. If I were you, I’d avoid eBay, especially anything from overseas as very limited comeback

Let us know how you get on.

 

in your shoes, I’d look for a better halogen replacement, Osram do some called night breaker laser.
About £22 a pair for H7s from ECP

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Really appreciate your advice, bought a couple of LED bulbs off eBay a while ago, useless, no beam pattern, bulb failure warning, got my money back.

Will keep you posted.

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We had LED bulbs years ago... The bulbs had about 70 tiny LEDs and they were rubbish. No brighter than sidelights.

Those CREE (I think) type ones are supposed to be pretty good - but can't speak from first hand experiance.

+1 for Osram Nightbreakers though.

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2 hours ago, Paul Falcon Cars said:

Really appreciate your advice, bought a couple of LED bulbs off eBay a while ago, useless, no beam pattern, bulb failure warning, got my money back.

Will keep you posted.

You will get the bulb failure warning coz of the lower current drawn by the LED version, this fools the car into thinking a bulb is blown. Another reason to sack them 

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13 hours ago, Paul Falcon Cars said:

Hi 

Appreciate your help, they certainly look interesting, do you know anything about the retaining clips to hold the bulb in?? 

Paul. 

You should contact Autobulbsdirect to discuss your options. They are usually very helpful. Ask them if they will agree a refund if your beam pattern is no good (reflectors often give too much scatter with a distributed light source - projectors are usually ok).

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