I am looking for an auxiliary low-beam light for my 96 200sx Se-r. So far, the only two lights that have come up are the Hella XL (unavailable) and the Sylvania X1010 kit (questionable.)
Are there any other options for me at this time? Everyone seems luke warm about the sylvania kit, so I don't know that I want to shell out the cash for it. I searched all over for a Hella XL kit and came up empty handed.
Is there any other way I can satisfy my goal of having an auxiliary light that I can use ALL THE TIME to supplement my low beams?
The Hella XLs still show up on eBay every couple of weeks; you just have to be patient. They go for $50~$70 a set. IMO, they are better than the X1010s, but they are larger lights, same size as the more common 550. If you can't wait and are willing to pay close to retail, go here: http://www.rapidparts.com/Pages/vwc030p.html
I spoke to Hella about the issue, and finally decided on the Micro DE with the Fog beam pattern. For my application it seemed to offer the best performance as an auxiliary low beam. I am doing the install this weekend, so we will see how it all turns out.
Would you be able to take some pictures of the halogen micro DE fog beam pattern after you install them? I'm actually quite curious to see them in action.
I looked at the Hella website's light tunnel picture of the halogen micro DE foglamp results, but the picture looks a little "doctored" to me. Isn't the light way too bright and too evenly distributed compared to all the other Hella fog lamps? A little hard to imagine, that's all.
miro De foglamp has outstanding power and even-ness across the beam. What it lacks, is reach, but that is the hole point. It is a foglamp - they don't have reach. In fog you cannot see far unless you use radar.