LED Headlight Upgrade |
LEDing the Way…
Here’s an affordable LED headlight conversion well worth considering…
by Allan Whiting of outbacktravelaustralia.com.au
We’ve been testing two sets of Narva Ultima LED globes for the past three months and we love ‘em. However, they’re not ADR-approved yet, so if you go down that route, make sure your headlights are adjusted carefully.
The Narva Ultima LED replacement globe series is a plug and play range that’s easy to fit to most vehicles. Exceptions are some projector beam housings with small globe mounting holes that won’t accept the large heat sink that’s part of the LED globe system and some headlight locations that have no space for that heat sink between the back of the housing and engine bay components. To aid some tight fitments the heat sink can be spun off the back of the globe and reversed, to change its profile. Where space permits it’s very easy to remove the standard halogen globe and slip in the LED replacement.The external driver for the LED globe has a tail that simply plugs into the standard three-pin headlight supply socket.
In a 12-volt system each LED globe only draws about 2 amps, so some vehicle CANBUS electrical systems may register the low current draw as a fault. Fortunately, Narva has a module to correct that.
Our video shows the white LED light produced by the Narva replacements and both distance and spread are enhanced as well.
The LEDs have a globe life estimated at 30,000 hours, compared with as little as 600 hours from a halogen globe, ND come with a 3-year warranty. Narva has ensured that the beam cut-off mirrors standard lighting, unlike the situation with some LED replacement kits that produce a dazzling effect. Pricing range