MGExp

Carl Bussler's Journal

carbus Carl Bussler

Home Page: Carl Bussler   USA
Havertown, PA, USA

Total Posts: 4 Latest Post: 2018-03-13
Table of Contents

Hella Good Times With New Headlights.

Carl Bussler   USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Tuesday March 13, 2018 2:35 PM



. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <
Member Comments on Journal Entry: Hella Good Times With New Headlights.   ↵
2018-03-16 18:37:52 # 49138
Comment by Harry M
if you put halogen headlights in make sure to put in relays in wiring harness or you will burn up headlight switch and wire leading to ignition switch. there is no protection electrically in MGB's for headlights like fuses... so this is your best thing to fix it
2018-03-17 01:20:31 # 49147
Comment by GM B
Are Halogens better than LEDs in a MGB and why? thanks for clearing this up.
2018-03-17 08:06:27 # 49148
Comment by Harry M
led's are brighter I think i'm not an electrical engineer so can't say bu they draw less power and may be brighter than halogen. I have halogen in my car but as often as I drive at night with it they are just as good. However my taillights are led's which make brake lights and regular lights much brighter than current red ones show better than white as well for some reason
2018-03-19 08:21:49 # 49178
Comment by Carl Bussler
I will let this video and article from a couple years ago help you decide:https://jalopnik.com/should-you-swap-your-headlight-bulbs-for-leds-1728026383To sum up, LED's excel at brake lights, turn signals, and interior lights. As for driving lights which need to throw way down the road, the halogens still perform better.I have replaced all the other lights on my GT with LEDs and they are excellent. So far I've run a few hundred miles with the 60/55w halogens and I have not had any issues with my switch. I have purchased the relay, and will get it installed, but I would put the relay in a 'nice thing to have' rather than a 'must have' category.Now, if you're using 100/80w halogens, then I'd put the relay into a 'must have' category.
2018-03-19 08:23:09 # 49179
Comment by Carl Bussler
For some reason the forum software messed up the link. Here it is again... https://jalopnik.com/should-you-swap-your-headlight-bulbs-for-leds-1728026383

Want to leave a comment or ask the owner a question?
Sign in or register a new account — it's free









Join The Club

Sign in to ask questions, share photos, and access all website features

Your Cars

1973 MG MGB

Text Size

Larger Smaller
Reset Save

Sponsor Links