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BANGKOK 24 February 2019 06:19
4MyEgo

Converting current driving lights (globes) to LED lights

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I have a Ford Ranger and with the recent tinting of the windows to about 60% all round (great for knocking out the sun during the day), driving at night, especially in the bush can be a little hard, add to that motorcycles with no tail lights or lights at all.

 

So I am thinking of changing the bulbs on my driving lights (globes) to LED lights and was quoted 3,500 baht from a retailer, who then said he could get Philips LED ones for 2,500 baht when I raised my eyebrows, sounds a bit pricey for a couple of LED's as I know installation would take less than 60 seconds per side.

 

Anyone have any knowledge on this or where I might be able to pick up a couple of LED driving lights to replace the current globes for a Ford Ranger 2016 model, pricing would also help.  

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1 hour ago, Kwasaki said:

Careful when changing headlight bulbs LED don't always give you better seeing ahead just blind on coming traffic.

IMO you should have a lighter front screen film with the top of the screen only being darker.

That is a concern, the oncoming traffic being blinded, but at the same time I have to see where I am going.

 

The tint was darker up top and lighter throughout, that is until the sun would burn my skin, cancers etc etc so since the darker tint, no issues, as my Dermatologist said, most skin cancers are caused through window exposure with the sun on the skin.

 

The above said, I don't do a lot of night driving, just down the back road with little traffic to get to and from the local waterhole which is a 20 minutes drive each way, and no one on the road on the way home, and once I dip the high beams should be all good, I would imagine ?

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4 minutes ago, HAKAPALITA said:

60% on the screens bloody stupid unless in brilliant sun. Its got 10% OE to start with..

60% you can still see in from the outside, it's a bronze tint, not a dark tint, thought of and researched it long and hard before I went ahead.

 

I have seen vehicles that you cannot see into in the daylight, total blackness, I wonder how they see at night, whereas I can see with my high beams but want to light up the road on occasion in the bush.

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1 minute ago, kannot said:

let  me  tell you some truths  about window tinting then check  for  your self............front windscreen is laminated glass with a  layer of  plastic in that glass, the plastic  will stop 99.9% of UV, side  windows not laminated but you can put CLEAR  film, that too  will stop 99.9% of uv. Visible and Uv two different things

I have had two types of film on, the first was good to drive in at night, but not the day, sun on skin, could feel the burning, it was UV according to the salesperson and 40%

 

The 2nd and current one is 60% and also UV and you can feel the difference in the car, i.e. no burning and cooler, now it could be the 1st salesman did me over, i.e. not UV ?

 

The above said I am happy with the 2nd one and can still see at night with the high beams on, just want to open the light up a bit when in doubt.

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Perhaps you should put Hi Factor Sun cream on. My old Mom could burn from Moonlight. Allway makes me chuckle if i give Thais or Ferangs a lift. "This is nice, we can see".!.

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1 minute ago, HAKAPALITA said:

Perhaps you should put Hi Factor Sun cream on. My old Mom could burn from Moonlight. Allway makes me chuckle if i give Thais or Ferangs a lift. "This is nice, we can see".!.

bucket of lard  will do it

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If they are genuine Phillips bulbs then 2,500 THB is not expensive...but he's probably talking about LED bulbs which use Philips Z S leds. Why not opt for an Osram Xenarc HID kit? I think they are around 6,000 THB...It's why I did on my civic as well.

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