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  Hello, new guy here. I'm looking for a good upgrade for my dim as hell stock headlights. I have a 1969 lemans and would like to do all four with replacing the connectors 

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17 hours ago, SPRINT 6 said:

FWIW If you don't want to do any modifications and looking to maintain a stock appearance, I recommend the Reproduction T3 Headlamps from Lectric Limited.                   

I've been running them for years and the output is like night and Day (Pun intended) ;)  

https://www.lectriclimited.com/lighting-fuse-flashers

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What is/was the cost of the upgrade when you did it? These are straight replacement  (modern - not NOS) T3 bulbs, not halogen or xenon, correct?

I just got the new 2018 National Parts Depot GTO/Tempest/Lemans catalog at the Detroit Autorama a couple of weeks ago. It's their first new GTO catalog in 3 years. On page 172, they offer both a T3-style halogen and T3-style xenon replacement. However you have to purchase 4 new t3 bulb-shaped relfectors to go with the H4 style halogen or xenon bulbs. So these bulb reflectors run around $75-105 a piece. The high or low beam H4 buibs are extra a $6-8 each. A complete set of T3 replacement bulbs cost $170 for all 4 bulbs, 2 low beams and 2 high beams.

NPD also offers a Halo LED head light set. What is not clear from the catalog is if this runs $195-250 per bulb (worst case pricing), a pair, or for all four. Of course this comes with a Xenon bulb and 21 LED halo ring that is color adjustable.

I have not checked out Original Parts Group (OPGI), YearOne, or Performance Years either.

However, you and I are both on the same page in regards to Superbad's question - yes there are options out there. Just not inexpensive ones.

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FWIW If you don't want to do any modifications and looking to maintain a stock appearance, I recommend the Reproduction T3 Headlamps from Lectric Limited.                   

I've been running them for years and the output is like night and Day (Pun intended) ;)  

https://www.lectriclimited.com/lighting-fuse-flashers

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On 3/14/2018 at 12:29 PM, SUPERBAD said:

  Hello, new guy here. I'm looking for a good upgrade for my dim as hell stock headlights. I have a 1969 lemans and would like to do all four with replacing the connectors 

Thanx

 

Well maybe things have changed, so you will have to do some investigating, but hands down the best headlights I ever ran we’re in my 69 Z. They were 7” round aftermarket Cibie headlights that were direct factory replacements. They were not sealed beams and they took an H4 bulb. I run HIDs in my Lacrosse’s and my Grand Prix and they still don’t come close to the Cibies. The Cibies I ran had used 24 percent lead crystal lens, a true mirror plating on the back metal reflector parabolic.  The actual performance came from the lens. While it was a 7” round light the lens threw the light down and slightly to the right no light existed above the horizon mid line. Just like a projection headlight in today’s cars, but without any loss due the thick magnifying lens and a multiple bounced light signal that has loss due to opacity issues. 

See attached link.

https://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorsport/headlights/cibie-5-34-inch-e-approved-headlight-conversions

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