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I finally got around to putting new headlights in the 70 Mach 1. I bought semi sealed lights with Narva Halogen 60/55W globes from Repco. Narva claim a 30% increase in brightness but I'm not sure about that. I left the old one on the (US) driver's side for comparison. They are certainly a lot better than the ones that were on it so I'm happy with the result. In the pics, the RHS light reflection is the new one, LHS as you face the car.







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Nice Rick.

But head-on I cant pick the difference !

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Looks like it groups the beam a bit differently.

In the end, if it lets you see better it's got to be a good thing.


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Rick,
Are the headlights on relays in a 70?
You want to be running relays with H4 globes, else you might find your headlight switch will start overheating and turning lights off...


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You can see with the new one that the reflector positions the light downwards and spreads it sideways a lot better then the old one. You can also see the obvious cutoff at the top of the beam to stop light flooding onto on coming traffic.


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S[_ wrote
SPECT"]Rick,
Are the headlights on relays in a 70?
You want to be running relays with H4 globes, else you might find your headlight switch will start overheating and turning lights off...


No relays in a 70 - not in mine anyway.
Rick would have added them .... I hope .

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SPECT"]Rick,
Are the headlights on relays in a 70?
You want to be running relays with H4 globes, else you might find your headlight switch will start overheating and turning lights off...


Good point Birchy. I have read up on the upgrade and relays etc, was all prepared tp do it but with these globes, Narva claim it's not necessary. From the packaging: "Plus 30 technology...operates with no increase in power consumption or heat, so there is no need to upgrade wiring or potential to damage the headlamp".

I'd be interested in thoughts on this. I might also email Narva Australia & see what they say.


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Frank70 wrote
Nice Rick.

But head-on I cant pick the difference !

cheers,
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It doesn't show too well in the photos Frank, but they are a bit brighter to look at.


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I expect the Narva comment is based on upgrade from existing H4s .. (which would be expected to be on relays) ??

If you have both globes done.. turn them on and put high beam on..
The headlight switch has a breaker, that will turn off the headlights momentarily if they are drawing too much current


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Thanks for that, I'll try it today. I have emailed Narva, I'll post their reply. I expect you're right, though.


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12 volts direct from the battery is gotta be better that 10 volts after it does a couple of laps around your wiring harness.. You;ll see an immediate improvement Thumbs Up


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Thanks for all the tips, here's the response from Narva. Looks like I'll go ahead with the relay regardless.

Hi Rick. Relays are not critical and these globes will work without one, but a relay is recommended. Many early cars did not have them when they really should have. A relay will put a little more power to the globes and take the load off the headlight switch.

Regards

Quentin McWilliams
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That's sensible advice. Headbanger


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A much better light spread on the new ones, definately shows it on the wall, too.


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Relays are my best friends. Do it , do it , do it!


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