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Headlamp Beam Deflectors
Our headlamp deflectors come with easy to follow fitting instructions for cars and vans. You can use these on every type of headlight on the very newest cars on the road today or "Classic Cars" with the old headlights which have line patterns in the glass.
They are also suitable for Xenon headlights and HID bulbs. Our headlamp converters safely redirect the beam from your headlights. They don't simply block the beam, which will reduce your overall visibility.
So relax, because no matter what you drive - our headlamp converters will fit. That's right, ours fit all makes and models of car, van, motorhome and motorcycle on the road today and come with a diagram and straightforward fitting instructions.
UK Sticker and Headlamp Converters
You can save money by buying a set of headlamp converters and a UK sticker together from us.
See here: UK Sticker and Beam Converters
Are Headlamp Converters Compulsory in France?
Yes they are compulsory. It is the law in France and most other mainland European countries that UK cars fit these headlight beam deflectors. This is simply to make sure you don’t cause an accident by dazzling oncoming traffic.
They do have to be fitted even if you are only driving during daytime. Failure to comply with this law is going to mean that you can suffer a hefty on the spot fine as it's a legal requirement while driving in France. Remember even during daylight hours, you MUST divert the beam of your headlights to make sure you do not dazzle oncoming traffic.
Your UK car will as standard have the beams set for driving on the left hand side of the road and therefore when on the right hand side of the road throughout France, or any other mainland European country, you will be a menace to other drivers.
Driving in France without having these fitted carries a 90 Euro on-the-spot fine.
Why do you need Headlamp Converters?
95% of all UK vehicles will need to have headlight beam deflectors fitted, otherwise your car will not be roadworthy for driving throughout Europe.
Think of it this way, if your cars headlights were pointing to the right when driving in the UK it would fail the MOT because it is a danger to other road users.
If your car is not roadworthy (legal), then your insurance company would be fully entitled to void your car insurance. If you caused an accident driving at night then that could be catastrophic.
Which cars do NOT need Headlight Converters?
Most cars/vans/motorhomes etc sold in the UK have headlights with a standard setting for the dipped headlight beam. (I’d guess 95% or more)
That means they point forwards and to the left-hand kerb to light the road in front but not dazzle oncoming traffic. (Cars sold on the continent are the opposite, forward and the right-hand kerb)
A small number of makes/models of cars have no left or right kerb bias thereby reducing manufacturing costs when selling to UK and European markets. They just point directly forwards.
Some, but not all Mazda models have this.
For these headlamp converters will not improve matters and may in fact make things worse.
There are a tiny number of makes/models that have both left kerb and right kerb bias settings and a simple switch which can be used to alter the bias of the beam.
This is better than the forward only method but comes with more expensive production costs. So, very few manufactures have this optional extra. (Some but not all Citroens have this I believe)
It is impossible for us to keep track of every new make/model that comes out so if in doubt please check with your main dealer.
Do LED Headlights Need Beam Converters?
Not all but a lot of LED headlights have a lower/flatter beam arc than older halogen bulbs.
So they don't blast light on the left kerbside. You'd be wise to check this by testing up against your garage wall for instance. Also try asking your main dealer, though some of the staff are clueless!
Try and talk to someone who has actually driven on the European mainland.
Do Xenon Bulbs Need Beam Converters?
Similar answer to the above check with main dealer and test for yourself. Some Xenon bulbs have 2 setting options.
The default factory fitting for the UK and a travel mode. The travel mode on some I've seen gives a flatter/lower arc of light and would be ideal for driving in France, Spain etc.
Of the two, LED and Xenon, I'd say on balance the LED are the better of the two for driving abroad. Though that's just my personal preference.
BMW Headlamp Converters
Our converters are universal and will therefore suit almost any make or model of vehicle. From Alfa Romeo, Audi, and BMW to VW's and Volvo's.
Latest Technology Beam Deflection
Headlampconverters.co.uk only use the very latest technology Headlamp Beam Deflectors that are designed to bend the beam NOT just block it out. This way your headlights will still be bright, they just won't dazzle oncoming vehicles while driving through Europe.
They can also be used if you are driving a left hand drive vehicle while driving in the UK.
Where do you put a Headlamp Converter?
In simple terms they need to be fitted in a way that aligns with the centre point of your dipped beam. See our fitting instructions page here for more details.
What is a Headlamp Converter?
A headlamp converter (or beam deflector) is just a simple clear sticker that fits on the glass (often plastic these days) that covers your headlights. This stops you from shining your headlights into the eyes of oncoming drivers.
The sticker has small ridges on it, which I would describe as like having some blinds on your windows half open.
As the beam of light projects forward the ridges deflect the beam slightly in the other direction. So instead of aiming forwards and to the left-hand kerb they forwards and right.
Our Customer Service Promise
Firstly we offer a no quibble money back guarantee so if you are not entirely happy with your purchase then you can send it back (unused) for a full refund of the purchase price.
Unlike certain sellers on auction websites we don't save all the orders up and wander down to the post office once a week. We post out orders every single working day. We simply have to, due to the volume of sales. Try and order before 2.30 pm if you want same day dispatch, although we cannot guarantee this during the very busy summer months.
After Your Holiday
When you do return to the UK it is very easy to remove them.
European Breakdown Cover
The original and still the best! Have fun while driving through Europe, but also make sure you are safe and legal.