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Thanks pep's I have neither so mine are Halogen ...TA!
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OK, so here's a thought. If I have Halogen lamps in my Laguna, can I change them for Xenon and how do I go about doing it and is there an advantage to doing so?
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The HID xenon lights are different from halogen and very expensive. Each headlamp has a high voltage ballast unit to supply the initial current to start the lights, which run at 85 volts after starting. These are around 300 each and you need two, plus two xennon bulbs which you can get for 40 each. I dont know if the internal fitting is the same for the halogen and xenon headlamps.

I have xenons in my laguna, when looking at the headlights from outside the car they are really bright, if you then switch the hi beams on, the hi beam light looks yellow and dull, compared to the xenons.

If there is an advantage, then I dont know what it is, but if the HID xenons have a fault then its gonna be expensive. Why not change to the xenon bulbs that give the HID blue tint effect, that would be the cheapest option.
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Advantages of Xenon over Halogen
Xenon bulbs provide more than twice the light of Halogen bulbs whilst
consuming only half the power (wattage). Therefore drivers see more clearly and cars have more power for other functions. And since less power equals less fuel consumption, Xenon bulbs are environmentally friendly.

The clear white light produced by a Xenon bulb is similar to daylight-color and thus improves driver concentration. Furthermore the light color reflects road markings and signs better than conventional lighting.

Xenon Headlamps also significantly improve road safety when visibility is
limited due to poor weather conditions.

Can I change my current Halogen Headlamp to Xenon Headlamps?
It is not possible to economically change your current Halogen Headlamps to true Xenon as they require specific factory installation and also the headlamp washers and self leveling system. If your thinking of buying a Laguna go for a higher spec model with Xenon as despite my problems they provide a superior and safer system of lighting and in theory the bulbs should last 6/7 time longer than conventional halogen bulbs.

Why are headlamp cleaning systems mandatory for Xenon Headlamps?
Headlamp cleaning systems ensure that the glass of the headlamp is clean at all times and therefore ensure optimum visibility in all circumstances (dirty roads, snow,…). This is also european law relating to car manufacturers.

Why is the automatic leveling system mandatory for Xenon Headlamps?
The automatic leveling systems ensure the swiveling of the projector module for minimum dazzling and optimum visibility. The automatic leveling system can be static (light beam is adjusted at vehicle start only) or dynamic (at vehicle start and during driving).

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