POOR HEAD LIGHTS

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bwp
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POOR HEAD LIGHTS

Post by bwp » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:27 pm

Taken delivery of my XC40 inscription with styling kit ,intelligent pro and tinted rear windows one week ago after small delivery delay .Very pleased with car but not happy with head lights .Have contacted dealer and awaiting reply on if it is possible to upgrade the lights .
Has anybody found the lights to be poor and if so what have you done about it .


OneOff
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Re: POOR HEAD LIGHTS

Post by OneOff » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:35 pm

I've been driving for over 40 years in many vehicles. While I'm not sold on the Volvo as a premium brand, I've had Citroen and Renault that have been better in the quality stakes, I can't fault the headlights. They are the best dipped beam/full beam I've ever had.


gt40
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Re: POOR HEAD LIGHTS

Post by gt40 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:06 pm

bwp wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:27 pm
Has anybody found the lights to be poor and if so what have you done about it .
I think it depends on what you are used to, my previous car had Xenon lights and they were quite a bit better than the Volvo's LED lights, but I have another car with LEDs and they are not as strong as the Volvo's. To me, LED lights are ok on full beam but not all that when dipped.

So, yeah, not great but passable.
T4 R Design FWD in Thunder Grey, with Intellisafe Pro, Winter & Convenience packs plus a few bits & pieces - arrived Sept '19


Chris-croft
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Re: POOR HEAD LIGHTS

Post by Chris-croft » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:42 pm

When I ordered my T5 First Edition, the brochure said it came with "Adaptive Shutter Technology" Headlights.
I've tried these head lights on an XC60, and they are superb.
When my T5 arrived it had no such headlights.
When I checked with the dealer, it turns out Volvo had changed the specs, and no XC40 where coming with them or even the option of them.
I think Volvo pulled them because the Xc40 sold that well off brochure, they saw a chance to increase their margin; also they could reserve them for future model year updates.
IMO the headlights are OK, bit a bit rubbish compared to what I thought I was buying.
Oh and no compensation from Volvo either.
T5 FE GREY OUTSIDE; BLACK INSIDE; 20" RIMS; Oct 19 DEL with P*


stu22
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Re: POOR HEAD LIGHTS

Post by stu22 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:43 pm

Personally find the standatd LED lights pretty good even if the dip beam is a little short.
Fall far short of the LED ILS system I had on Mercedes though, they were simply the best lights I'd experienced on any car and an excellent upgrade option.


bdalameda
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Re: POOR HEAD LIGHTS

Post by bdalameda » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:52 pm

I have an R-Design with the optional Active Bending Lights - These are the finest lights I have ever had on any vehicle in my 50 years of driving. I cannot say that lighting is the same on every car from Volvo as each country may have different specs etc. for lighting.


DarrenF
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Re: POOR HEAD LIGHTS

Post by DarrenF » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:48 pm

bdalameda wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:52 pm
I have an R-Design with the optional Active Bending Lights - These are the finest lights I have ever had on any vehicle in my 50 years of driving. I cannot say that lighting is the same on every car from Volvo as each country may have different specs etc. for lighting.
100% agree - I was not sure they would be of any use but they are amazing.
XC40 T5 R-Design Pro in Bursting Blue with Convenience, Intellisafe Pro, Winter Plus and Xenium Packs and a few other bits. Ordered July'19 picked up end of Nov'19.


hdasmith
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Re: POOR HEAD LIGHTS

Post by hdasmith » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:02 pm

Best headlights I’ve ever had on a car.
Inscription Pro | Pine Grey | Amber Leather | D3 FWD Manual
Ordered 11th May 2018
Delivered 6th November 2018


BiddyR
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Re: POOR HEAD LIGHTS

Post by BiddyR » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:05 am

Only had a week, have bending headlights. One of the best features of the car, more than happy with them.
T4 R Design Pro FWD


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