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been a bit of discussion lately about spot lights, fog lights, normal headlights and XR6 etc lights.

unfortunately i just removed My XG XR6 lights (due to not being able to see where i was going on low beam) so if anyone has a good set, would be good to see similar.

 

pics were taken about dusk, so not fully dark. about 3 meters from the gates..

 

if you could post up what you have and a similar pic and maybe a pic of the glass lense condition (often sandblasted) that would be good.

 

 

 

below is a pic of low beam on an XF with reco reflectors Ford Glass in ford housings.

 

LOW BEAMS Both reco ,stock globes

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non reco genuine lense and reflector on left.. reco on right

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both on high beam, non reco left..

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what the..

don't even think i have seen XE ghia lights go for that much

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well,
after a bit of fucking about at dusk, i have done an experiment with some XF XG headlights using a few combos i have handy..
i couldnt make up a full chinese one as i only have a good left lense and a good right reflector.. but did a mix n match with the ford stuff just to see how they went..

not sure if these pics will work, trying a new hosting thingy due to photobucket being down..

short version is ...
the chinese glass is crap.. the reflectors definitely are different and do aim differently..(this might be adjustable, but i had issues in the past trying to make them aim correct .. seemed there wasn't enough adjustment )

in the past i have had a non genuine complete headlight and it didn't fit the car very well either..

a new or good chinese headlight will make better light than a worn out dull ford light though..

here are the pics. .. note, just because the light spread looks bigger, doesn't mean its better.. lense design has many focus points

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i am not sure if there's a thread on here, but i'll put this in here so i can find it for later 

 

just saw a post on reco XE and XD headlights on  falcon parts page on facebook

not sure if scotty is on ozfalcon, but the facebook page is here(you'll need to join to see posts i think)  XD XE XF XG XH wrecks, parts & cars for sale

 

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Fun fact -

 

XD headlights were made by Bosch

aftermarket lenses made by SAP

 

XE headlights were made by Hella

aftermarket lights AND lenses, made by SAP and TYC

 

XF/XG headlights were made by Lucas

aftermarket lenses made by SAP, TYC and DEPO/Lucid

aftermarket lights made by TYC and DEPO/Lucid

 

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1 hour ago, SPArKy_Dave said:

Fun fact -

 

XD headlights were made by Bosch

aftermarket lenses made by SAP

 

XE headlights were made by Hella

aftermarket lights AND lenses, made by SAP

 

XF/XG headlights were made by Lucas

aftermarket lenses made by SAP, TYC and DEPO

aftermarket lights made by TYC and DEPO

 

fun fact.. the lenses from the aftermarket are CRAP .. they don't focus the beam at all.. just put out a blanket of blurry light..

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7 hours ago, SPArKy_Dave said:

Re-ordered for clarity - LOW BEAM comparison

 

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Note: don't worry about the brightness, this could just be potato cam.. 

look at the FOCUS of the light, and the "INTENDED" spread of light.

the geniune ford stuff puts the light where it is needed.. 

doesn't just put out a cloud of garbage light like the others. 

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Note: don't worry about the brightness, this could just be potato cam.. 
look at the FOCUS of the light, and the "INTENDED" spread of light.
the geniune ford stuff puts the light where it is needed.. 

doesn't just put out a cloud of garbage light like the others. 
Except for the spot beam, the aftermarket reflector in Ford housing and Ford lense seems to be quite close to the fully genuine stuff, looks like a good alternative to attempting to get the XF reflectors reco'd?

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3 hours ago, Mr Polson said:
On 4/16/2021 at 10:19 AM, deankdx said:
 
 
Note: don't worry about the brightness, this could just be potato cam.. 
look at the FOCUS of the light, and the "INTENDED" spread of light.
the geniune ford stuff puts the light where it is needed.. 

doesn't just put out a cloud of garbage light like the others. 

Except for the spot beam, the aftermarket reflector in Ford housing and Ford lense seems to be quite close to the fully genuine stuff, looks like a good alternative to attempting to get the XF reflectors reco'd?

 

depends where you live..
in Melburbs, you need a good LOW BEAM,  no matter where you go, there's almost always oncoming traffic(can't use high beams)

 

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2 hours ago, roKWiz said:

Now I know why XF headlights are crap, being made by the "Prince of Darkness" himself.

you haven't had a good set..

they are the best headlights i've had once reco'd. 

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