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Alan Gammon
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2019/12/03 17:01:08 (permalink)

Head Lights

Apologies, I am sure this will have been covered previously but....
I am looking at updating the standard headlights on my 993 and whilst I am aware of the "Litronic" conversion, I am dubious about HiD headlamps.  With the advent of LED headlights, I would like to install these, but I cannot find a Porsche set-up on the internet.  
Does anyone know of a proprietary conversion?
Thank you for your help.

A Gammon

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    Mark Elder
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    Re: Head Lights 2019/12/03 17:42:03 (permalink)
    I'm very interested in this too (despite having upgraded to HiDs about 8 years ago).  Don't get me wrong, the HiDs are fantastic, but they don't work with main beam (I did try them but the light-up time is just too slow).
     
    I last looked for some about 6 months ago.  I've just done a new search and found these (not cheap) - anyone tried them?
    https://www.design911.co....echnik-LED-headlights/

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    Re: Head Lights 2019/12/03 22:37:40 (permalink)
    Alan
    I've used this HID conversion designed for the 993 by Bergville for 5 years and find them very good and only 5 mins to change each side
    https://www.bergvillfx.com/index.php/products/t-light-hid-and-led/t-light-porsche-993-hid-kit.html
    Is this then one you have seen?
    Not looked at LED for main lights
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    Re: Head Lights 2019/12/04 07:46:47 (permalink)
    Mark Elder
    I'm very interested in this too (despite having upgraded to HiDs about 8 years ago).  Don't get me wrong, the HiDs are fantastic, but they don't work with main beam (I did try them but the light-up time is just too slow).
     
    I last looked for some about 6 months ago.  I've just done a new search and found these (not cheap) - anyone tried them?
    https://www.design911.co....echnik-LED-headlights/




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    Re: Head Lights 2019/12/04 07:49:02 (permalink)
    I think LED's are fine for projector headlights but not reflector type as found in earlier cars. The Bergville kit gets 100% good feedback, why are you dubious of HID?
     

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    Re: Head Lights 2019/12/04 09:42:12 (permalink)
    "Classic"
    My concerns over HiD's are the very high voltages they generate and the delay (albeit small) time to generate maximum intensity.  LED lights appear to overcome this.  Also, LEDs do not require a control box, they are a simple change of bulb.

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    Re: Head Lights 2019/12/04 10:24:45 (permalink)
    Alan
    The Bergville ones were designed for the 993 and the ballast screws Into existing holes in the headlight lid, no wiring modifications either and IF the ballast goes it's easy to get another one from Bergville. Mine are very quick when you turn on too. 
    I also did the full exterior LED bulb change for all other bulbs and you can be seen 100% better than normal bulbs and again just remove old bulb and put new in. All from Bergville. Tore is very helpful if you need advice/help too
     
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    Re: Head Lights 2019/12/04 10:39:52 (permalink)
    I fitted some on my 964 Cab back in 2009 for £80. The ballast was fitted on the right near the large grommet and the rear of the inner shell of the headlight ( the bit behind the headlight unit) was drilled to pass the cable connector through. The plugs were swapped around and it has worked flawlessly since. The bulbs are mounted on a relay like hinge so main beam is achieved with a tilt of the bulb.
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    Re: Head Lights 2019/12/04 12:09:29 (permalink)
    The 993 headlamp is a projector design for dipped beam, reflector for hi .. see tech section https://www.porscheclubgb.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=174807
     
    The Bergvill kit is excellent for dipped beam, with only a small delay to full brilliance. LEDs can be fitted in the hi beam and do improve things, but I don't think we have seen a fully optimised bulb for them yet ..
     
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