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Head/indicator light options


I'm now at the stage where I'm considering lighting options. First question relates to front indicators. For a P1, is the correct option amber lens with white bulb or white lens with amber bulb? I've seen both on P1's. I'd prefer the latter but if convention dictates the first, I'll go with that.

Second concerns headlights. My car came with one tripod headlight and whilst they're very nice to look at, I believe they don't put out a lot of light and are incompatible with brighter bulbs. Can anyone recommend a period looking alternative that can take a bulb giving a decent amount of light?

As always, thanks in anticipation.†



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for originality they were clear glass covers which give you a white side light and a white indicator.

I do have misgivings with my white car and a white indicator, going back 20 odd years ago it wasn't so bad but I am getting increasingly worried that "people" dont see them so well (mainly I think due to running lights)

My next door neighbour has made his front lights LED running lights on his Midget (poor little fella did scream a little bit to start with†biggrin)†

I've looked into white LED side lights with Orange LED's for the indicators(1 bulb). The complete conversion (as you need an LED flasher unit/rear bulbs as well etc etc) comes to about £160......doh

I have one plan up my sleave which I will go and investigate now and report back†evileye



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I've run with double white lights on both of my cars, and I don't see it as a problem.

Rather more prevalent is the current practice where indicating your intention to perform a manoeuvre prompts Richard Cranium and friends to close up, defend their road space and block you.† I've started to use the HGV method, where indicators signify the completion of a move (look, I just pulled out!).

I would suggest that hazard flashers are essential, irrespective of colour. Mr Cranium cannot recognise and avoid a stationary vehicle without hazards.

I've used halogen bulbs in tripod lights, the beam pattern isn't great, but they are OK for 60ish on lanes and far better than BPF or sealed beams.

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I've fitted halogen headlamps with the additional sidelight bulbs in the reflector and made the clear lenses indicators only using orange bulbs.

Makes the side light more noticeable.

All the best,

Gary



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Thank you both Frank & Gary.

The one original tripod headlight with the Lucas shield I have has, strangely, one yellow bulb (maybe taken to Europe at some stage in it's early years) and a side light bulb. The small side/flashers didn't have bulbs in them.

I love the look of the tripod design so I think I'll go with that but including a side light and, as per Gary's suggestion, clear lens with amber bulb for the indicators.

Frank, I've already had a hazard circuit built into the loom and bought a wiring module from CBS that has a hazard relay built in.



-- Edited by mikerf on Wednesday 20th of May 2020 10:17:08 AM

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just a heads up on the tripods. I had an old pair that needed extensive restoration and so bought a new pair of P700...what a mistake, they were shocking. I had complaints from the aviation authorities for downing aircraft cruising at 30,000 feet

and at the same time couldnt see more that 2 foot of road!

Focal length was totally wrong etc etc.

I got my old ones re silvered etc and they were good but still not great. I now have a period pair of Marshall headlamps which are fantastic, excellent light/position on beam and dip. and also they dip straight so great for continental driving†smile†(when that happens!)



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I was going to go for the ones from SVC which have the Lucas shield on them rather than the repro ones that simply have P700 in the centre. Which did you have, Nigel?

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yea I had P700 and it was some time ago. SVC are good guys....



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Ah, but are the SVC Lucas P700's better that your P700 searchlights??

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sorry, misleading. I didn't buy the P700's from SVC...cant remember where I did buy them from (but wont go back there anywaybiggrin)



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I understand. Can I ask where you got your Marchal's, Nigel? Not sure I'm seeing them

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Sadly (for you) I got them at an autojumble and had the backs re-done... They have a central bar with the M at the top (for Marchal†doh)† I must go check what bulbs I'm runnin

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They're very nice but, sadly, I'm not seeing anything like them.

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