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[Insignia] [08---] HID Kit Info?

Discussion in 'Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insignia owners forum' started by Oliver Sidda, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Oliver Sidda

    Oliver Sidda Active Member

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    Hi,

    Im looking at buying a HID Kit for my Insignia and to be honest, Im not sure what the hell im looking for.

    I am wanting the 6000k ones.

    Ive attached a pic of the headlights I have, as I believe that there can be issues with Projectors or something.

    Any advise would be amazing.
     

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  3. dave1419

    dave1419 VxON Club Member VxON Club Member

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    Have a look on ebay--London colour is the seller and they are good,all the advice you want can be had by giving them a call----Dave
     
  4. Matt-SRI

    Matt-SRI Team Tommy Tank! VxON Club Member

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    Doesn't look like you have projectors in your pics so would avoid HIDs
     
  5. vecboy

    vecboy Well-Known Member

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    and why should he if he buys the right bulbs,i have none projector lights and have hid with the right bulbs and have no problems
     
  6. Ashlee

    Ashlee Well-Known Member

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    Wait until you have an accident.
    Over 5000K and without self levelling headlights. It's illegal to do it.
    Just because "I've had no problems or not had my car prohibited by the police" doesn't mean it's fine.
    4300-5000K is the OEM Kelvins for hod and led. As that's the law
     
  7. vecboy

    vecboy Well-Known Member

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    a load of bull big time you do not know the law on self level and washers not needed at all now go and bull sugar some one else
     
  8. Ashlee

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    Wind your neck in.

    How about you go and read a book you bonified ignoramus.

    Fact sheet: Aftermarket HID headlamps
    December 2006
    In the Department's view it is not legal to sell or use after market HID lighting kits, for converting conventional Halogen headlamps to HID Xenon. If a customer wants to convert his vehicle to Xenon HID he must purchase completely new Xenon HID headlamps. The reason for this is that the existing lens and reflector are designed around a Halogen filament bulb, working to very precise tolerances. If one places a HID "burner" (bulb) in the headlamp, the beam pattern will not be correct, there will be glare in some places and not enough light in other places within the beam pattern.

    The following is the legal rationale:

    The Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations 1989 regulate the situation in the UK.
    Under these Regulations, HID/Gas Discharge/Xenon headlamps are not mentioned and therefore they are not permitted according to the strict letter of the law.

    However new vehicles have HID headlamps. This is because they comply to European type approval Regulations. The UK cannot refuse to register a vehicle with a European type approval. These are to ECE Regulation 98 (for the HID headlamps which are tested on a rig in a laboratory) and ECE Regulation 48 (Lighting Installation on the vehicle).

    For the after market, a used vehicle cannot obtain type approval because it is only applicable for new vehicles. However we feel that saying "HID is banned in the after market" would not be reasonable. Instead we should make analogies with new vehicles. It would be reasonable to require HID in the after market to meet the same safety standards as on new vehicles. The same level of safety should apply.

    Therefore a HID headlamp unit sold in the after market should:

    1. be type approved to ECE Regulation 98 as a component.

    2. when fitted to the vehicle should enable ECE Regulation 48 to be complied with (although no government inspection will take place).

    3. Comply with RVLR as far as "use" is concerned.

    In practice this means:

    1. The headlamp unit (outer lens, reflector, bulb) shall be type approved to ECE 98 and be "e-marked" to demonstrate this. That can only be done by the headlamp supplier - Hella, Valeo etc. who must test the headlamp in an independent laboratory.

    2. Once fitted to the vehicle it must have headlamp cleaning and self-levelling (which can be for the headlamp or can be in the vehicle suspension - some expensive estate cars have "self-levelling suspension" and that is adequate). Also the dipped beam must stay on with the main beam.

    3. The headlamp must be maintained in good working order, kept clean, and aligned/adjusted correctly like any other headlamp.

    Under the Road Traffic Act 1988 it is an offence to supply, fit or use vehicle parts which are not legal.

    In summary it is not permitted to convert an existing halogen headlamp unit for use with HID bulbs. The entire headlamp unit must be replaced with one designed and approved for use with HID bulbs and it must be installed in accordance with the rules stated above.

    If you require any further information regarding the regulations covered by this fact sheet, please contact the DfT at the address below:

    Transport Technology and Standards 6
    Department for Transport
    Zone 2/04
    Great Minster House
    76 Marsham Street
    London
    SW1P 4DR
     
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  9. vecboy

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    out of date read the dvsa rules quipped with High Intensity Discharge (HID) or LED dipped beam headlamps may be fitted with headlamp washers and a suspension or headlamp self levelling system. Where such systems are fitted, they must work; however, it is accepted that it may not be possible to readily determine the functioning of self levelling systems. In such cases, the benefit of the doubt must be given.
     
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    It's still part of a car modification. If insurance does not know, then your insurance may be null and void. Especially as in an accident.

    Most people here wouldn't buy brakes or oil filters on eBay.
    So why buy possibly moody HID or Led upgrades off eBay?
    they still have to be European compliance brands... Osram, Philips, hella.. neolux...
    Best
     

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