I am happy with the initial performance especially knowing I am not crossing the specs of the OEM-installed halogens.
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It’s been 3 years since I bought the vehicle and I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute spent with Artyom. Have done long trips nonstop 12-16 hours straight and the only complaint I had with the vehicle was with the headlights. It was not bothersome initially as most of my driving was during the daytime but gradually, I started during trips during evenings and nights. As that ratio of the driving day vs night started inclining towards the latter the issue went from bad to worse. A few of the issues which forced me to venture into the 1st DIY were:
My first attempt to get a suitable replacement which was within the specs of the existing halogens miserably failed as most of them required a ballast or the lumen was too high or the power, they were drawing was too much. Most of them required cutting of the dust cap to accommodate the assembly. These options were more of a hazard, to be honest. Having said that all of these options could offer you amazing lighting power enough to blind the road but again we are not in a war zone. 1st attempt was a disappointment.
I usually refrain from making any modifications to the vehicle and prefer it to be as stock as possible and all the options I had were deviating from the specs which were not acceptable to me. After 8 months I stumbled upon a video on YouTube where this guy had replaced the existing halogens with a LED setup, and it was a plug-and-play setup. Upon checking I found the replacement LED was of the same spec as the existing halogens which was the biggest plus. I looked upon further reviews and videos and most of the Creta owners were happy with the change. The highlight of the product is that it’s a universal fit for a lot of bulb types so anyone within that list can use them. The replacement was easy to moderate in terms of difficulty and so I took the plunge and replaced it today.
- Product – Osram HB3/HB4 49005/6CW Headlamp integrated driver (Set of 2, 25W 12V)
- Bought – Amazon
- Paid – Rs 3,560
- Warranty – 1 Year
Below are the steps for a replacement in Creta 2019 and 2020 with Projector setups:
Some points to keep in mind in this overall process are:
I will share my experience after using it for a couple of months and hopefully, the investment should be worth it. I have tried to capture the before and after photos but they might not be very high quality as they were captured mostly with the dash cam or with the phone.
I’ll try to post a video while I am driving during the night on my camera to get close to the real idea for the members.
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