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Old 16-04-2019, 10:20 AM   #1
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Default MD mondeo headlights: good?

what are the headlights like on these? I'm contemplating buying an MD wagon. I'd like my next car to have much better lights than the halogens on my current car. While I can read the spec sheet, advice from MD owners would be appreciated.
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The HIDs in the Titanium spec are fan'bloody'tastic! sharp cut off adaptive, wide and bright.
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Old 16-04-2019, 01:29 PM   #3
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I thought they ran an adaptive/Matrix LED setup (nowhere near as complex as the Euro brands though.)
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Default Re: MD mondeo headlights: good?

I don't know if there's a problem with mine or not, but to me, they don't seem to illuminate far enough ahead for my liking, despite emitting a whiter, brighter light overall.

Suggest taking one out for a test drive at night and decide for yourself.
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My MD Titanium has the Adaptive LED's and they are great on low beam. Highbeam is pretty standard same as my previous HID equiped Mercs etc.



Im just about to fit an LED light bar in the front grill.
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I thought they ran an adaptive/Matrix LED setup (nowhere near as complex as the Euro brands though.)
Sorry I meant to type LEDs (so use to typing HIDs for others), yes again to Matrix type in that they use multiple lens LEDs to make one beam and whilst it's not as fancy as other Euro vehicles (audi/bmw), least we forget, it's a Ford and priced like one. They're still a step up.
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Old 16-04-2019, 06:02 PM   #7
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OK thanks, what about the lights on the Ambiente/trend?
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Old 16-04-2019, 07:13 PM   #8
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My MD Titanium has the Adaptive LED's and they are great on low beam. Highbeam is pretty standard same as my previous HID equiped Mercs etc.



Im just about to fit an LED light bar in the front grill.
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Old 16-04-2019, 07:28 PM   #9
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OK thanks, what about the lights on the Ambiente/trend?
I would say very standard on both low and high beams. When Ford decided to use the projector style low beams, the overall light throw decreased, in my opinion. They do throw a more precise light with a better cut off, but nowhere near the overall light like the BA / BF / Territory reflectors offer, especially with a good H4 upgrade. Have thought about an LED upgrade on my Trend, but since it's nose cone off, I'm not motivated.
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Old 17-04-2019, 10:14 AM   #10
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nosecone off? so what's it like changing bulbs on these?

and maybe I need to limit my search to a titanium? They are much rarer.
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