Discussion in 'The Beginner' started by Mark5204, Jan 22, 2015.
First job on our New MH over the weekend. Fitting some drl lights.
Ring Aurora they are excellent & come with everything you need including a totally automatic box of electrics.
Offend wondered about the benefits of fitting DRL I know there brighter but wouldn't it just be easier to turn on your dipped headlights?
DRLs are very bright white light much more so than your standard fitted lights making you much more visible in the daylight hours over normal lights.
it's now law that new built cars have to have them.
it's not required to retrofit them tho.
Many motorhomes are quite large white boxes on wheels, how much more visible do you need to be?
And fitting unfiltered led lights pointing directly into the eyes of oncoming vehicles makes no sense to me. I'm continually annoyed and frequently caused to slow down because I can't see properly. We need to have a lights test like some continental countries and plod need to get better at dealing with badly lit vehicles.
If you are fitting them, please make sure they go off when it's dark at the very least..
The law requires that when headlights are turned on they must be of reduced power NOT turned off. Anyone fitting them should buy a small box of tricks that does that exactly that. There are lots of cheap kits out there but they scatter light not direct light. Worth spending out on a kit from a reputable manufacturer such as this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PHILIPS-D...arts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3a95ddfb46 which includes all the relays and controls.
I thought that but the actual law is new MODELS. Any model started building before the legislation doesn't have to be fitted with them.
Which means oncoming drivers' eyes are "pulled" to your vehicle and away from the cyclist they are about to run over.
I think these things are a serious error and time will show reduced car bumps and increased cyclist/pedestrian accidents.
I agree. I'm completely fed up with car/van drivers that have a headlight adjuster on their dashboard but just don't use it, preferring to blind all those with the temerity to drive either in front or behind them
I'd be interested to know if these are compatible with CanBus wiring systems?
Also as you can see in my picture above they DO NOT dazzle. They are full brightness at dusk and would not photograph if they did.
X250 connections. plus one to earth and one to headlight harness.
A daylight picture
Damn.. because of that photo I just ran over a small child that was playing in the road...
Seriously though, they look grand. They will help with being seen, will reflect off damp roads and ice giving possibly more warning than without them on a winter's morning and... Most importantly .. are down low enough not to dazzle most oncoming motorists.
I was harsh before but I genuinly feel more enforcement is required around lighting. Crap design of modern cars, crap maintenance of new and older vehicles and badly thought out vanity modifications make driving at dusk or night lethal and the trend for DRLs is stretching that into dull days as well.. I suffer badly with dazzle at night to the point where I have had tests done on the light sensitivity of my eyes. These came up as normal (probably the only part of me that is) so others must suffer as badly as me.