Q. How can I add high-intensity lights to my Ford Mondeo?
A. Retro-fitting high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights, also known as xenon lamps, is rarely practical or cost-effective. Aftermarket kits are available, but they may be unsafe or illegal for use in this country.
Check the official UK standards for yourself at gov.uk — they are complex to say the least. It is simpler and cheaper to fit uprated halogen bulbs: the Philips RacingVision series, for example, offers up to 150% more light on the road (£23.99 per pair, amazon.co.uk).
Dave Pollard has written several Haynes manuals and has tested just about every car-related accessory — read more from Dave here.
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