Thursday, 7 August 2014

Base Touran Upgrade : Adaptive Forward-lighting System AFS Xenon Headlights

Upgrade for Touran Base Model : Xenon AFS 

This customer upgraded his base halogen headlights with the usual extreme white bulbs which are actually tinted halogen bulbs. This make the light appear whiter but it is actually dimmer as the lights are filtered to change the light spectrum. Then he took the extreme step to convert the bulb to High Intensive Discharge bulbs from China.  These were 6000K bulbs.  However, the glare is terrible. Getting caught by LTA would mean a S$750 fine.

Went for the ultimate upgrade with a step into the Volkswagen original Xenon Adaptive Forward-lighting System (AFS) .....these lights move with the vehicle round corner to throw the lights into the corner according to the vehicle speed and steering wheel turning.  This function can be switched off via the MFD control. 

They also have cornering lights which would light up when the steering are turned ( headlights must be switched on ) to light up the path for the driver.  Signalling would also trigger the cornering light to light up in low speed driving...

High and Low beam employ the same Xenon bulb operated via a shutter system.  

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