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Tesla Headlights

I am loving my P90D, such a wonderful combination of technology and performance. However, having lived in the country for 30 years before moving back to the ACT, I have always placed a great deal of priority on good headlights. This was a necessity to see kangaroos well before you ran into them. Therefore I had either driving lights or HID replacements fitted to all my cars and never (touchwood) hit any animals. IMHO the headlights on the Tesla are not bright enough. Has anyone investigated replacements for them?
 

mspohr

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Jul 27, 2014
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Here you go, mate!

Roo bar plus lights.

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I personally turn on the front led fog lights and I find they make a huge difference. But still would consider retrofitting. Perhaps buying an OEM US Tesla headlight system. The ones installed for the Australian market are downgraded to comply with the headlight brightness laws.
 

FlatSix911

Porsche 918 Hybrid
Jun 15, 2015
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Those are Narva HID Driving lights ... they project a very long range focused beam.
Somewhat like a high beam on steroids and usually reserved for Rally and Race applications.
I think they would be more aero and look a lot better if they were recessed into the nose cone.


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I dont know anything about this one beyond what you can see in the photos.
 

mspohr

Well-Known Member
Jul 27, 2014
11,006
14,122
California
Those are Narva HID Driving lights ... they project a very long range focused beam.
Somewhat like a high beam on steroids and usually reserved for Rally and Race applications.
I think they would be more aero and look a lot better if they were recessed into the nose cone.
There's probably room to recess these into the nose cone... might look better than tacked onto the front... or you could just put them on a roo bar.
I think if you are seriously worrying about roo damage you need a roo bar... this looks like a good one:
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There's probably room to recess these into the nose cone... might look better than tacked onto the front... or you could just put them on a roo bar.
I think if you are seriously worrying about roo damage you need a roo bar... this looks like a good one:
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I replaced the halogens in my Subaru with Philips 35 watt HIDs, they turn night into day. Might be the go with the Tesla.
 

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