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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old December 4th, 2017, 10:47   #16
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Do the heatsinks actually dissipate much heat? To me it looks like they are basically just covers over the holes in the bulb covers with no physical connection to the LED bulb inside.

So the fans on the LEDs are just blowing a lot of hot air around inside the headlight module, and a small fraction of that heat may be transferred to the external heatsinks.

Of course, all that matters is they don't overheat and stop working. If that goal has been achieved, then great! It all looks very nice.
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Old December 4th, 2017, 21:15   #17
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They do work, as they are noticeably warmer than the surrounding bucket when the lights are on. The fans are blowing directly onto the sinks. They have not shut down on me at all. Even with all 3 bulbs going at once! Every little bit helps.

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Old December 6th, 2017, 20:57   #18
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I would be somewhat interested in this but do not have Celis reflectors.

May not perform as well?
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Old December 7th, 2017, 08:50   #19
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Light output on the garage wall looks good from 5 feet away.

Could you humor a light junkie and post a few more pics?

Maybe from 25 feet away, then out on the road?

highs and lows please...
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What bulbs are you using? I have tried LED "drop in" bulbs and most have poor beam pattern. Diode does not line up to focus correctly compared to filament location in halogen bulbs in most I have tried.

I'm looking to improve the Jetta (daily beater) for this winter. Wish I still had my Golf.

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I would be somewhat interested in this but do not have Celis reflectors.

May not perform as well?
I cannot be 100% certain. But I did look at my old e-codes carefully, and they *look* the same except for the groove around the outside of the hi beam reflector and lo beam projector for the ring light.
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Light output on the garage wall looks good from 5 feet away.

Could you humor a light junkie and post a few more pics?

Maybe from 25 feet away, then out on the road?

highs and lows please...
I will try and get out there tonight to do this.
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What bulbs are you using? I have tried LED "drop in" bulbs and most have poor beam pattern. Diode does not line up to focus correctly compared to filament location in halogen bulbs in most I have tried.

I'm looking to improve the Jetta (daily beater) for this winter. Wish I still had my Golf.

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H7 hi and lo beams and H8 fogs. I am very happy with the beam patterns on them.
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Old December 9th, 2017, 11:13   #24
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I still haven't gotten around to night time pics, but I hope to do so in the next few days.
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Old December 9th, 2017, 11:18   #25
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pretty cool!
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H7 hi and lo beams and H8 fogs. I am very happy with the beam patterns on them.
I figured that, I was looking more at manufacturer specifics. I have tried H7 "drop in" in my Tiguan that claimed to position the LED to mimic halogen filament, but it fell short and had a fuzzy beam pattern. I was looking to find out what you had, since your cut off is so sharp, to try in my headlamp.

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