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Air Cooled VW 1949-1979 White Diamond Multi-Color Halo 7 Inch Headlights

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Fits Years:
  • Bay Window Bus 1968-1979
  • Karmann Ghia 1956-1974
  • Off Road 1956-1979
  • Split Window Bus 1950-1967
  • Standard Beetle 1949-1977
  • Super Beetle 1971-1979
  • Thing 1973-1974
  • Type 3 1962-1973
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1949-1979 White Diamond Multi-Color Halo 7 Inch Headlights

Give your Volkswagen a truly unique appearance with the added benefits of improved visibility! These White Diamond Multi-Color Halo Headlights not only look great, but provide roughly 50% brighter visibility compared to stock headlights. In addition to a brighter light, the position of the halo provides more peripheral vision sidelight. 

The halo rings use low temperature SMD LED multi-colored diodes, some of the brightest available! These can be installed to also act as a daytime running light to provide increased daytime visibility and safety. The typical lifespan of these bright LED halos is estimated at 100,000 hours! The included wireless remote allows you to instantly choose from 16 different colors and adjust the brightness at the push of a button!

The super easy to install infrared control unit only has a red wire for positive and a black wire for negative with a plug and play harness for each headlight. Wire them up the way you'd prefer to allow the halos to turn on with the ignition or a separate switch to leave them on at shows!

These headlights are designed with a parabolic reflective base that reflects the light into all directions through a clear glass lens, whereas the original sealed beams reflect the light through a parabolic glass lens that reduces the clarity of the light.  A clear driving light with more side light and contrast is important to you and your family’s safety and to the preservation of your VW!

Made in the USA!

  • Fits Any 7" Headlight Application
  • Sold as a Pair
  • DOT Approved
  • 7" Diameter
  • Direct Replacements
  • Blue H4 Halogen Bulbs
  • Multi-Color Adjustable Halos
  • Crystal Clear Glass Lens
  • No Prisms in the Lens to Block Light
  • Plugs Directly into Stock Harness
  • Replaceable Bulb Assembly
  • Checkered Parabolic Pattern on Reflector
  • Includes 24 SMD Multi-Color LEDs
  • 16 Different Colors with 5 Intensity Levels
  • Credit Card Size Infrared Wireless Remote
  • LED Light Pattern Modes of Flash, Strobe, Fade, and Smooth
  • Infrared Control Unit with Detachable Plug & Play Harness
  • Environmentally Friendly & Power Saving
  • Uses Minimal Power - Safe to Leave on During Shows
  • Low Temperature
  • Good Vibration Resistance
  • Durable & Non-Fading Brilliant Beams
  • Connectable as Daytime Running Lights
  • Long Life: 100,000 Hours or More (for LED Halos)
  • Lumens: 1200 lm (Per Bulb)
  • Rated for 560 Hours of Use (for H4 Bulbs)
  • 55/60 Watt 12 Volt Low/High Beam Bulbs
  • Blue in Color When Off
  • Bright White When Illuminated (No Blue Tint)
  • Manufacturer Backed One Year Warranty

Kit Includes:

  • 7" Round White Diamond Multi-Color Halo Headlights (x2)
  • 55/60 Watt 12 Volt H4 Halogen Bulbs (x2)
  • Ceramic Tip Pigtail H4 Harness to Protect the OEM Headlight Harness (x2)
  • Foam Rubber Pads to Place in Retainer Ring for Glass Lens Crack Prevention (x6)
  • Multi-Color Infrared Control Box (x1)
  • Multi-Color 16 Color Credit Card Size Remote (x1)
  • Multi-Color 'L' Shaped Harness 6' out to First Headlight 6' Over to Last Headlight (x1)

Also known under these part numbers: (For reference only)

  • 810102920713
  • HH-030

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Know Your VW Headlights!

Know Your VW Headlights!

Headlights not only provide drivers with better visibility at night, they also notify other motorists of your presence in foggy conditions or when visibility is very low. They have evolved from the early acetylene-based flames to 6V and eventually 12V power. With this article, Mid America Motorworks will review the two major versions of headlights used in Air Cooled Volkswagens, as well as options for custom looks.

Early VW Headlights

Air Cooled VW headlights of the 1950 through 1966 era were the sloped style headlights. The headlight housing screwed into the fender of the VW and had either a clear or fluted lens. They were available in two basic styles: European or US. Easy ways to check if you have a European or US headlight are with the adjusting screws, manufacturer and the indicator light. European spec headlights were made by Bosch with fluted glass, while the US spec headlights were made by Hella and featured clear lenses. One notable difference between the 2 headlights was the adjusting screw positions. The European Bosch had the up and down adjusting screw at the 12 o'clock position and the side to side screw at the 9 o'clock position. The US-spec Hella headlights, on the other hand, had the up and down adjusting screw at the 8 o'clock position and the side to side at 4 o'clock. The US-spec headlights did feature an indicator bulb inside the headlight housing, while the European version did not. Headlights from this era were operated on 6 Volts.

Early VW Headlights

Headlights for 1967 & Later VWs

The sealed beam headlights were made mandatory in the US well before they were common in Europe. They are generally brighter, maintenance free and don't suffer from moisture and dirt ingression in the way the pre-1966 headlights do. As a result, they stay bright until the day they fail. The downside is you cannot replace bulbs; you have to replace the headlight unit completely. 1967 and later VWs with 'upright' headlights can have either normal or sealed beam lights. With the sealed beams there will only be one screw in the trim ring which, when removed, will reveal adjusting screws at 2 o'clock and 7 o'clock positions. Non-sealed lights have the adjusters in the same positions, but they are accessible through the outer trim rings. These headlights operate on 12 Volts.

Headlights for 1967 & Later VWs

Headlights That Turn Heads

As technology has evolved for safety and extended bulb life, the option for more specialized headlights has become more widespread.

European vs. US Headlights

While the function and design of European Headlights is more or less the same as US Headlights, there are a few subtle differences. Hella offers H4 beams for European style and HB2 for US style. The H4 was introduced in Europe in 1971 as the world's first halogen bulb with both high and low beams. Its popularity was almost immediate and in 1991, automakers wanted to use the H4 in the US. However, at the time the US had limits on beam intensity and the H4 was too bright. The DOT also decided engineering blueprints for the H4 bulbs allowed too much variance in filament position, so they created a new blueprint for the HB2 bulb with stricter limits on filament placement variance.

European and US headlights

Halo Headlights

Halo 7" Headlights are made with ultra-bright LED lights. They come with white halos that are less expensive and can be used as daytime driving lights. The LEDs burn little-to-no electricity, so it gives extra safety to daytime driving without drawing much electricity. Also it gives your Air Cooled VW Audi style looks.

Halo Headlights are also available in multi-color LEDs. These multi colors are not legal for driving, but they are frequently used at car shows and while parked. Just like the white Halos, they use very little electricity so they can be used without worry that the battery will drain. They come with a remote control that allows you to select color, as well as set the lights to fade, strobe and flash.

Halo headlights

Headlight Rings & Trim

Give your Volkswagen a custom look with Headlight Rings and Trim that add a personal touch. Headlight Eyebrows show other enthusiasts that you're enjoying the hobby. They are also functional, helping reflect light back onto the roadway at night. For a sporty look, Headlight Grilles can channel the Porsche Speedster or add aggressive looks while protecting the headlight assemblies. If subtlety is more your style, Headlight Ring are available in black or chrome to complete the look in a refined way.

Sport Headlights

We all know that some VWs are meant for more than car shows and cruising. Luckily, you can still give your Off Road VW custom looks. Headlights are available in standard style to take the abuse of a weekend with your Club, while chrome headlights are also available to add a little flash to the adventure. Freestanding Headlights can be mounted to the front of your Dune Buggy, adding more light for nighttime joy rides.

No matter how you enjoy your Classic VW, be sure to know the year breaks for important changes. There's a style option for every VW enthusiast on – or off! – the road!

Sport Headlights and trim

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