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RE: more euro lights - light pattern question
I have a feeling that the bulb itself may make some difference, but I'm not
exactly sure. For instance, I replaced the 55W H1 bulbs in my 4000's
driving light with 100W's. I had to readjust the beam in a big way. I also
think it wasn't as "focused" as the 55W, so I put the 55W's back in.
'86 4000s (H1/H4's)
>>From: Albert Ng [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>>Sent: Thursday, June 17, 1999 5:41 PM
>>To: Mike Arman
>>Subject: Re: more euro lights - light pattern question
>>While we are on the euro light topic, I would like to ask
>>whose have euro lights a quick question.....
>>I currently have the 100 euro H4 setup on my 5kcst. While I was
>>adjusting the lights serveral months ago, I noticed the beam
>>the left side (driver side) is obviously sharper and brighter than the
>>I first thought it is something to do with bad connection or
>>on the RS headlight. However, after I checked the voltage and current
>>draw on both side, everything seemed alright. BTW, the
>>condition of both
>>haedlight reflectors are in very good shape too.
>>So, I wonder if it is just me or all the audi euro H4 lights have a
>>sightly different LS and RS (weaker) beam pattern? If it is
>>only me have
>>this beam pattern problem, what would be the cause? bad
>>reflector or len,
>>> I'm a little surprised to hear that - Bosch is very good
>>> control. What MAY have happened here is that someone
>>replaced one of the
>>> lenses (they are replaceable), perhaps because the original
>>was broken in
>>> shipment, and they didn't bother to wash their hands first.
>>> send 'em back, too.
>>> As far as I can tell, there are four or five makers of
>>Euro-lights - Bosch
>>> and Hella, which are OEM, TYC and DEPO, which are quality
>>> Valeo, which does make corner lamps and turn signal lenses
>>> but I don't know if they make headlights. Recall that
>>anything sold in
>>> Germany has to pass TUV, which I understand is pretty tough.
>>> One interesting detail is that I'm starting to see parts
>>> marked "Made in EC" or "Made in EU" rather than "Made in
>>Germany" or "Made
>>> in Austria", etc.
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Mike Arman