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Upgrading headlamps for better throw on 2016 Maruti Ciaz

18th Nov 2020 8:00 am

I want to change the headlights to improve brightness and throw and simply swapping bulbs will not fix the throw.

I own a 2016 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the headlamp light’s focus is very low, and the throw is only a few metres, which makes it difficult to drive the car at night. I want to change the headlight to one that has a brighter light as well as a longer throw. Changing the existing bulb to a high-capacity bulb will not fix the problem, as it will only increase the brightness but not the throw.

Drupad Bhatt, Bengaluru

You could opt for high-low beam projector fog lamps for your car, which will solve the problem by offering a sharper beam focus and longer light throw during night drives.

Projector fog lamps from IPH or XP Micro in the standard 3.0-inch size would be a direct fit in the Ciaz’s stock fog lamp housing. The projectors can be paired with HID bulbs, preferably of 4,300 Kelvin or 5,000 Kelvin temperature specification for optimal visibility.

The entire setup and installation should cost you between Rs 5,000-7,000 and the projectors also support high- and low-beam functions, which can be directly toggled from the main headlamp stalk of the car.

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