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Subject: Euro Lights?
Russell Kubycheck writes:
I am confused. What are eurolights?
Could someone explain the terminology?
If US spec audis can be changed to e-code lens, who sells them?
DOT lights, used in USA and Canada, provide a very scattered pattern of light,
and the reflectors are not optimized (rather poorly designed, really). The
eurolights are the lights used by Audi anywhere but USA and Canada.
Eurolights provide a strong distinct pattern, with a sharp vertical cutoff,
and a flare on the right side for traffic signs. For the USA, make sure you
don't buy lights designed for England, where they drive on the other side of
the road, and the flare is thus reversed (left side).
I've got more details on my site, including info on wiring harnesses (make
your own, or custom by Todd Candey at Vortrag). We recently organized a group
purchase through a vender (Denon) for a substantial discount, based on volume;
that was supposed to run through October 15, but they will extend it because
they're having trouble getting Bosch in Germany to properly package the light
units for shipping; about half of the lights they receive are damaged and not
Other venders also sell eurolights, such as Metrix in Canada (wholesale only),
Blaufergnugen, Wolfsport, ... I think someone on the 20v sublist was also
organizing a group purchase of hella H4 lights for 80/90/coupe quattros, with
your old lights in trade, running under $300. I don't know if that's good or
HTH, Chris Miller, Windham NH, email@example.com
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