Am I the only one that prefers halogen Angel Eyes

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I get what people say about the halogen angel eyes being period correct etc but I’ve never really been a fan of mixing he yellow light of a halogen bulb with the white light of a xenon. It made my teeth itch when later F2x cars had halogen headlights but an LED drl on cars without xenons / LED’s.
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SamM140 wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:15 am I get what people say about the halogen angel eyes being period correct etc but I’ve never really been a fan of mixing he yellow light of a halogen bulb with the white light of a xenon.
That's why I went with 'true' yellow for the foglights on mine. There's no halogen bulb that can match the xenons colour temp (tried them - even the non-road legal ones!)... So I wanted something that was clearly deliberately different.

My insurer is happy with LED bulbs in the halos because there's no beam setter/focusing lens - they're just DRLs. Fogs on the other hand are a halogen lens so LEDs would invalidate my cover, bin my MOT, trigger nuclear war with North Korea, yada yada. Yellow bulbs are fully legal, and they didn't even count them as a mod because yellow is a named colour in the construction and use regs or something like that.

If I wasn't paying extra for fancy like-for-like cover I'd probably risk it given how good modern name-brand LEDs are, but I am (and they've got a call recording of me asking :roll:) so it doesn't make sense.
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Re: Am I the only one that prefers halogen Angel Eyes

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SamM140 wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:15 am I get what people say about the halogen angel eyes being period correct etc but I’ve never really been a fan of mixing he yellow light of a halogen bulb with the white light of a xenon. It made my teeth itch when later F2x cars had halogen headlights but an LED drl on cars without xenons / LED’s.
So then.... what bulbs have you got?

One of my LEDs has pooped itself. And I am annoyed with them now aha.

But can't quite bring myself to go back to a halogen.
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bearded_ed wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:41 am
SamM140 wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:15 am I get what people say about the halogen angel eyes being period correct etc but I’ve never really been a fan of mixing he yellow light of a halogen bulb with the white light of a xenon. It made my teeth itch when later F2x cars had halogen headlights but an LED drl on cars without xenons / LED’s.
So then.... what bulbs have you got?

One of my LEDs has pooped itself. And I am annoyed with them now aha.

But can't quite bring myself to go back to a halogen.
I bought some LED bulbs from SSDD Motorsport. The colour match seems pretty good with my xenons.
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Re: Am I the only one that prefers halogen Angel Eyes

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SamM140 wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:39 pm
I bought some LED bulbs from SSDD Motorsport. The colour match seems pretty good with my xenons.
Probably this kit then?
https://www.ssdd-motorsport.com/renness ... e70-x5-x6/

Do you have any pics of yours?
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bearded_ed wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:51 pm
SamM140 wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:39 pm
I bought some LED bulbs from SSDD Motorsport. The colour match seems pretty good with my xenons.
Probably this kit then?
https://www.ssdd-motorsport.com/renness ... e70-x5-x6/

Do you have any pics of yours?
That looks about right.

No pics of mine unfortunately (tried but they looked crap).
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