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Old 11-16-2012, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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**** Main beam

Anyone else think the main beam is useless on the 300c? Has anyone found a replacement lamp that improves visibilty? My 92 Nissan has a better main beam than my 300c

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Old 11-16-2012, 05:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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although I havn't driven my car much in the dark recently, I thought the lights were pretty good. I have made no changes to bulbs etc from stock.
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Fit HID lamps.

I don't think the main beam is that bad per se. Rather, it looks dim compared to the ultra bright dipped beam.
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I'm trying to source a decent pair of after market HID's that have zero warm up time and to work when I flash the main beam. Please post up any useful ebay numbers or links, thanks.
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I'm trying to source a decent pair of after market HID's that have zero warm up time and to work when I flash the main beam. Please post up any useful ebay numbers or links, thanks.
KB posted up a link to the ones he fitted but I don't think they had zero warm up time.
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Thanks, hopefully KB will be around soon
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All HID sets require a warm up time.
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Flashed with low beams on

with my '06 and now especially with my '12, I get flashed all the way home in the dark because the oncoming cars think my high beams are on.

I have to flash the high beams to show them I am only running on the mains.

Still running stock bulbs in both cars.
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The shape of the reflector is not all that brilliant but I wonder if the cree leds could be bright enough for the mains, maybe a boost up to 20w ?

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I fitted a set of canbus 6000k hid's in my high beam, they do take a few seconds to warm up fully the first time you turn them on but they must hold the heat for a while after turning them off as they are at full brightness straight away if I have to use them again a few minutes later.

I haven't had any issues flashing people during the day, so they must see them even when the bulbs are cold.
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