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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 16th December 2007
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Proper xenon headlights are a big improvement over the standard unit but the 'bulbs' cost a fortune to replace. They do however last much longer. Conversion kits are available but avoid the cheap blue H1/H3/H4 lamps for about £10 -£20 off of ebay as they‘re just a gimmick and they are not the same. The 100W versions sold are even illegal in the UK.

True xenon lamps kits come with a high voltage electronic control gear so watch what you are doing as they can give a jolt of several thousand volts and cost about £100 a set (another severe jolt). They can also discolour non UV stabilised plastic headlights but I believe the Renault original units are OK.

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I have factory fitted bi-Xenons on my Grand Scenic. My brothers Scenic only has the standard lights.

They are extremely good and having had them on a previous Renault (Clio 172), I wouldn't be without them. Saying that at £700 extra when buying the car, they are expensive.

They have to have washers by EU law (which the factory forgot to fit - misbuild), necessitating a visit back to the dealers to have the bumpers drilled and them fitted!

When you unlock the car you hear the lights self adjusting up and down and pushing the Start button brings them on to their dipped whiteness. Main beam is so bright you have to be careful not to dazzle other people!

I do get some people flashing me, because I think they think they are too bright, but I can't really do much about that!
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I believe there is going to be European legislation brought in to ban these lights as they can blind on coming traffic. They maybe brighter but that doesnt necessary mean better. I would avoid them as the last thing you want is someone going into the front of you because they where blinded!.

Talking of headlights if you are parked up and say waiting outside your house for somebody to join you and it dark and you have your headlights on remember to switch them to sidelights while you are waiting. There is nothing worse than some Muppet sitting there blinding you to on coming traffic
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my missus clio have xenon lights, fitted by renault, there brillinat, so much better than the standard unit. Go for it, well worth the cash

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xenon are not legal unless they have eu stamps on them which bypasses the UK law on them which is they are not
they have to accept them if they have e stamp on them
issue is to make them legal you have to have self leval and cleaning the specs are also subject to eu rules

Supposedly, these can be construed as illegal (under the Construction and Use Act) unless you have headlamp washers and a lamp levelling system. The pull goes like this: the police can ask you to turn the lights on, sees that they are Xenons and then asks you to use the washers. If you have washers on them, one plod will bounce the rear of the car to see if the lights move.

If it fails you can be done with a producer, penalty and points
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