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Old 03-30-2011, 09:08 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by Ohuigin View Post
Thanks for all the fantastic headlamp pictures in this thread everyone. At first, swapping out the N.A. headlights for the UK ones was going to be my main alteration. But after looking at the comparison of Titanium trim headlights, I'm really liking the black surrounds we get over here in N.A. The LEDs would be nice, and it would be great to get rid of that yellow indicator lens, but I don't know if I'd sacrifice the black surrounds for them now.

I'm sure that there will be a ton of third party companies that will manufacture lights for the new focus, just as they have been doing for the older models. After a few years, I wouldn't be surprised if the market was flooded with "eurospec" headlights for the 2012, with all types of styles and color temperatures. Of course, they may not be as nice as OEM parts from the UK.

I bet at least a few buyers in the UK are wishing for the black surrounds on the Titanium. The grass is always greener ey?

The HID headlamps with eyebrows are available on the UK Titanium in black housing although they still do have amber.

DO NOT put garbage eBay headlamps on your car like so many members do. These "third party" lights are unbelievably ugly and are just money-making prospects with no respect for design or quality. In order to appeal to certain types of people, they just throw a whole bunch of LEDs, projectors, and angel eyes into a housing that fits the car and call it JDM or something. Just compare the factory black-housing 09-11 headlamp with the eBay version for an example.

Originally Posted by Skippy905 View Post
Are the tail lamp LED's over there just the bulb, or the whole unit? i.e. LED tail lights such as a Nissan Murano, or just an LED lightbulb such as the Malibu?
From what I've seen and heard its the whole light however its nicely diffused by the lens. I only saw it once briefly in a YouTube video highlighting the features of the eurospec model so I can't be for certain.
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