: New style headlight on eBay



ctsv154
02-10-12, 07:32 PM
Anybody seen them? I'm on my phone so I can't post a link but thought I'd share. Just look up CTS-V headlight and you'll see them. They have an LED strip built in and halos. Not sure I like it. Would like to see some in a V. They have black and chrome. Thoughts?

raguncajn
02-10-12, 09:36 PM
http://d3d71ba2asa5oz.cloudfront.net/23000025/images/lhp-cts03jm-rs.gif

http://d3d71ba2asa5oz.cloudfront.net/23000025/images/lhp-cts03jm-rs-a.jpg

I like them, but I'm not sure about the high beams. They look too recessed to actually do any good. I'm might get some and put an HID kit in them from DDM and sell the chrome set that I have. I'm blacked out everywhere else and I think these will look great.

JD03Cobra
02-11-12, 12:24 AM
The Raven might be able to pull it off but I'm not liking that LED strip at all.

cam3439
02-11-12, 09:39 AM
that cts kind of reminds me of a ford fusion now with those lights

AAIIIC
02-11-12, 09:53 AM
I'd be interested to see a head-on shot, but from what I see in the pictures above, I think they look ugly. The curved LED strip doesn't really match up to the angular body lines, and the silver ribbed reflector on the high beam (?) on the bottom stands out too much against the blacked-out body of the light.

I wonder what the lights are in the big, top picture? Those aren't CTS lights - that projection towards the middle of the car doesn't exist on our lights. :confused:

Bigtuna819
02-11-12, 11:27 AM
yeahhh, not a fan of these...

VinATL
02-11-12, 12:15 PM
Is it just me, or does the shot on-car look photoshopped?

shadybx7
02-11-12, 02:01 PM
if i were to buy knock offs i would rather buy these but they are not HID compatible..
http://www.sabersport.com/Merchant2/images/headlight/02-AZ-CCT07-PBC-RF.jpg
those other ones with the leds look fugly

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looks photoshopped in this pic too
http://d3d71ba2asa5oz.cloudfront.net/33000904/images/lhp-cts03-rs-a.jpg

CTS-WOAH
02-11-12, 04:44 PM
I like the Black one's with the dual halo's but not a fan of the other two either. Yes the pics are definately photoshopped it looks like the light is too big for the car.

thebigjimsho
02-11-12, 07:11 PM
I like the overall design of the lights and I think on a Raven the black could look great. But, like most aftermarket ones, the LED strip reeks of cheap. I honestly think light pipe is the way to go for accent lighting. Looks great on the CTS.

Interestingly, compare the 2012 Audi A6 and A7. They came out at almost the same time yet one has accent LEDs and the other(the A6) had accent light piping.

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A6 lights...



http://www.okedab.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Audi-A6-Front-Lights-800x533.jpg

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A7 lights...



http://www.automotiveaddicts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/2012-audi-a7-2.jpg

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if i were to buy knock offs i would rather buy these but they are not HID compatible..
http://www.sabersport.com/Merchant2/images/headlight/02-AZ-CCT07-PBC-RF.jpg
those other ones with the leds look fugly

I love how they are "Performance Auto Lights" and aren't in HID...

Faber
02-12-12, 01:19 AM
hmmm.....not a fan...

agp
02-12-12, 09:08 AM
I have to say I am a fan, besides, it's half the cost of the kind with 2 halos. Does this work with stock HIDs? Has anyone tried them yet?

cincyenginerd
02-12-12, 09:43 PM
I don't know... the LED ones don't really flow with the vintage of the 1st-gen CTS. The new ATS has the light pipe headlamps, but the light pipe is much more integral to the design than these retrofits. There would have to be some LED foglamps for the headlamps to 'work' for me.

I'd pick the dual-halo lamps if they weren't so expensive... and worked with the stock HID setup. Near-$500 is much more worthwhile in performance mods.

xbladr
02-12-12, 10:04 PM
the dual projector one looks good but not working with HID is a deal breaker and 500 is seriously expensive!

J W
02-12-12, 10:45 PM
The projection part doe exist on cts lights, it just cannot be seen once installed. Not a fan of what i see pictured but would like to see them in chrome.
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu84/livewire110/20120212_223813.jpg

I'd be interested to see a head-on shot, but from what I see in the pictures above, I think they look ugly. The curved LED strip doesn't really match up to the angular body lines, and the silver ribbed reflector on the high beam (?) on the bottom stands out too much against the blacked-out body of the light.

I wonder what the lights are in the big, top picture? Those aren't CTS lights - that projection towards the middle of the car doesn't exist on our lights. :confused:

OneFast V
02-14-12, 11:34 PM
http://d3d71ba2asa5oz.cloudfront.net/23000025/images/lhp-cts03jm-rs.gif

http://d3d71ba2asa5oz.cloudfront.net/23000025/images/lhp-cts03jm-rs-a.jpg

I like them, but I'm not sure about the high beams. They look too recessed to actually do any good. I'm might get some and put an HID kit in them from DDM and sell the chrome set that I have. I'm blacked out everywhere else and I think these will look great.

Does the low beam bulb go in the middle of the halo and behind a projector lens?

killernoodle
02-16-12, 10:54 AM
Those lights might look better tinted.

thebigjimsho
02-16-12, 12:35 PM
Those lights might look better tinted.

Yeah, limo tint. As in don't want to be seen...

EdmundGTP
02-16-12, 12:41 PM
X2.. fugly as fuuuuuuu....


Yeah, limo tint. As in don't want to be seen...

killernoodle
02-16-12, 01:27 PM
Cant be any uglier than the sandblasted lenses on my '05. I wish someone just sold the clear part of the headlight as a replacement. A glass option would totally rock.

thebigjimsho
02-16-12, 01:56 PM
Totally rock. How ironic.

atdeneve
02-18-12, 05:38 PM
Cant be any uglier than the sandblasted lenses on my '05. I wish someone just sold the clear part of the headlight as a replacement. A glass option would totally rock.

Too far gone to be polished?

Aurora40
02-19-12, 01:01 PM
Do a lot of pimps own CTS's or something? Why are there several different aftermarket headlamps available for this car?

OneFast V
02-20-12, 01:06 PM
Do a lot of pimps own CTS's or something? Why are there several different aftermarket headlamps available for this car? pimps and pensioners... pretty exclusive club.

killernoodle
02-20-12, 03:32 PM
Polished them once before. There are some tiny spiderweb cracks on the lenses that can't exactly be polished smooth, as they penetrate pretty deep into the plastic. I'll probably give it one more shot before I buy a new set of lights. If I could get my hands on just the clear plastic pieces, I would make a business of refurbishing V lights.

Glass lenses are common on European bound vehicle. You'll never see a glass lens that is sandblasted and yellowed from the sun.

GDPossehl
02-28-12, 04:34 PM
But you would see a lot of broken ones...

odthetruth
02-29-12, 07:43 AM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-first-generation-forum-2003/253309-new-halo-headlight-pictures-finally.html

In case anyone wanted to see what they actually look like on a CTS.