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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone can give me a picture of the standard head and tail lights on the F56 MINI's, as I'm interested to see how they look compared to the LED. I haven't been able to find one online.

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Thanks for the pictures! I was just wondering if I should go with the LED lights or not. After seeing these photos, and I did find a video online, I don't believe it's worth the price for me.
 

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Thanks for the pictures! I was just wondering if I should go with the LED lights or not. After seeing these photos, and I did find a video online, I don't believe it's worth the price for me.
I was the same,shall i shan't i.
I opted for them on my order, Last week i was driving home and seen these lights on an oncoming vehilce and they looked Fantastic coming towards me and they were super bright. Guess what car it was???????Yip mini with LED's All i can say is i am so so so glad i opted for them.
But its your choice
 
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Thanks for the pictures! I was just wondering if I should go with the LED lights or not. After seeing these photos, and I did find a video online, I don't believe it's worth the price for me.
Personally, the safety advantages of the LED lights far outweigh what they look like. If they were butt-ugly I'd still have bought them. But if appearance is the main thing, by all means buy what you like. Non-LED is certainly cheaper.
 

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Coming towards you, super bright might not be the best safety feature for other drivers!

I am regularly blinded by other cars with really bright headlights. Big Mercs, Range Rovers etc. appear to be the worst.

And don't get me started on drivers using fog lights when they are not actually needed.

But worst of all are the chav cars with those HID conversion kits :eek:
 

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Personally, the safety advantages of the LED lights far outweigh what they look like. If they were butt-ugly I'd still have bought them. But if appearance is the main thing, by all means buy what you like. Non-LED is certainly cheaper.
It's not just how they look, as I think the LED's look fine as well. Every car I've driven hasn't had LED's, and I don't have any issue in the dark with standard lights. I'm going to put that money towards the JCW tuning kit when it becomes available for this model. :)
 

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It's not just how they look, as I think the LED's look fine as well. Every car I've driven hasn't had LED's, and I don't have any issue in the dark with standard lights. I'm going to put that money towards the JCW tuning kit when it becomes available for this model. :)
Have you driven a car with Xenon or LED lights? I hadn't until my R56 a couple of years ago. I didn't think anything was wrong with the normal lights until then. When I drove other cars after that it was a dramatic difference. I feel my safety was significantly improved by the brighter lights.

But my eyes are getting old, and I live in a very dark rural area. If you have no issues there then I'm with you on the JCW tune first. :)
 

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My 2009 r56 Cooper S had Xenon lights. They were good but not so good That I feel unsafe without them. I have ordered better Osram Halogens for my car that I have used in the past.

If Xenon or LED lights really were a big safety improvement then hopefully the government/EU would force makers to make them standard.

I suspect a real safety improvement would be gained by driving slightly slower in the dark or in poor visibility.
 

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Coming towards you, super bright might not be the best safety feature for other drivers!

I am regularly blinded by other cars with really bright headlights. Big Mercs, Range Rovers etc. appear to be the worst.

And don't get me started on drivers using fog lights when they are not actually needed.

But worst of all are the chav cars with those HID conversion kits :eek:
Chavs i agree,i see what ya mean and im dazzled by the range rover types,but the mini was a pure clean white and thats what impressed me. But i see where ya coming from....
 

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Me too, fully understand why you might not bother .in fact after the hassle I had with my golf I swore I'd never have hid headlights again.(control unit went but even though it was easily replaced they don't sell Them separate, that'll be £400 for a new headlight sir. EBay to the rescue! ) However am hoping leds will be more reliable and I bought them because they looked so pretty, how sad am I! Even better at night. Same with the UK sound system . Loved the looks and of course benefits are good.don't regret any of my choices though would've like full leather!
 

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I skipped on the LED lights so i could get some other goodies. I'm not regretting it yet, I would like to put some silverstar bulbs in place of the stock bulbs.
 
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