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Mar 26, 2021 7:28 pm
Lagonda1928 Offline
Registered since: Sep 26, 2010
Location: -

Subject: LED Headlights and UK MOT change
For those in the UK that have converted their standard headlight bulbs to LED, up until 21/3/21 it would appear these would have created an automatic MOT failure. I hence suspect that any such vehicle could possibly have been deemed unroadworthy in the event of an insurance claim.
The good news however is that from 22/3/21 these may now be legal if installed in a car manufactured prior to 1/4/86.
I currently have standard bulbs, but have seen a few Lagondas with LED headlamps retrofitted. If the above is correct (and would suggest that anyone with an interest confirms it for themselves)... I may well consider now taking the plunge with LED's. Any feedback on the effectiveness of LED bulbs from those using them would hence be appreciated.

Mar 27, 2021 11:18 am
h14 Offline
Registered since: Nov 30, 2008
Location: Chalandray, France

Subject: Re: LED Headlights and UK MOT change
An acquaintance fitted some to his Riley, a 1949 RMA. He had great difficulty getting a good focus and beam pattern, but eventually succeeded. So, worthwhile but perhaps don't expect to simply fit and drive!

Aug 06, 2021 4:21 pm
Rich5ltr Offline
Registered since: Jul 07, 2015
Location: Hampshire, UK

Subject: Re: LED Headlights and UK MOT change
I am certainly intending to convert the brake lights, tail lights, side lights and indicators to LED they are so much more noticeable in daylight conditions. However, I rarely use my 16/80 at night and would prefer to keep the headlamps as original. I may be strange but I dislike the look of the LED bulbs because they look odd in the P80 headlamps.
Richard Branch

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