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Old 03-30-2019, 05:21 PM   #1
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Default Euro headlights, Hella, Begel, Depo

I did some searching and read some old threads about the euro headlights. I can't find any info on Begel. Has anyone tried that brand? Anyone know quality? They are priced way less than the Depo or Hella. I'm sure Hella wins in quality hands down, but they are also three times more expensive.

In my area the wind and sand ruin headlights in no time, so I am leaning towards the lower price option unless they are really flawed.


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Old 03-30-2019, 06:41 PM   #2
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... I can't find any info on Begel. ...
Begel Germany is a brand name. It is not a place in Germany.

My recollection from posts here is that Begel Germany quality and fit ranges from ok, to not so great. I don't recall them getting consistently high marks, but all their products are not necessarily junk. I feel about the same for Dorman products. Many are fine, some not. I always check for reviews before purchasing.

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Old 03-30-2019, 07:15 PM   #3
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Default Re: Euro headlights, Hella, Begel, Depo

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I can't find any info on Begel.
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Begel Germany is a brand name. It is not a place in Germany.
Here is the USA website...

http://www.begelusa.com/pg/homepage.htm

And the German website...

http://www.begelgermany.com/pg/ (but you may have to use a translator).

http://www.begelgermany.com/files/ka...osur_nisan.pdf

And finally it seems all there parts are actually made in Turkey!

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Default Re: Euro headlights, Hella, Begel, Depo

thanks Vic, I'm aware Begel is a brand, why I asked if anyone has tried that brand and linked to the headlights.
I am posting here for reviews from Sprinter owners. Don't see any reviews online for these headlights and can't find them on Amazon.
If no one on here has tried them, I may have to just order and see how it goes.
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For info the Begel Germany Sprinter/Vito catalogue from 2015 lists the Bagel part number against the OEM number (for comparison purposes only!).

http://www.begelgermany.com/files/ka...inter-vito.pdf

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Default Re: Euro headlights, Hella, Begel, Depo

Those lenses are extremely cheap (inexpensive). As an online retailer myself, I know what quality Sprinter parts cost and those prices are just ridiculous. However, I will say that if you were to have to replace them every year or so, you wouldn't come out too much more behind than if you had purchased the "good stuff".
I personally haven't been too impressed with the Begel products I have used and that's why I don't sell them or use them at my shop unless I have no other option.
Since we are talking about headlights, I will say that a NEW set of headlights and a pair of LED bulbs make a 1000% positive difference in night visibility. My customers are absolutely amazed at the difference when I put in new lenses and LED bulbs. I think it is the #1 best upgrade you can do to your Sprinter.
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I will say that a NEW set of headlights and a pair of LED bulbs make a 1000% positive difference in night visibility. My customers are absolutely amazed at the difference when I put in new lenses and LED bulbs. I think it is the #1 best upgrade you can do to your Sprinter.
What LED bulbs work in a T1N without creating dangerous scattered light for oncoming traffic?
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Default Re: Euro headlights, Hella, Begel, Depo

I did buy some cheap clear and red taillights on ebay for 60 shipped. The fit and finish isn't up to Mercedes or Hella standards, but they look great installed and are fully functional. Huge improvement over the red and amber weathered originals.
Headlights on the other hand have a more precision job to do than taillights.

I'm also interested what led bulb will work in the sprinter.


Best price I can find on the euro Hella headlights is 333.07 shipped. About double the price of the Begel.

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What LED bulbs work in a T1N without creating dangerous scattered light for oncoming traffic?
Hear, hear.

It seems that there are more and more vehicles on the road with headlamp types which are blinding. The obnoxious different colored ones are obviously aftermarket. I assume the widely scattered are too. It is annoying at least, and dangerous at worst.

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Well, I'm not an expert on headlight color, dispersion and whatnot. I can only say that no one flashes me and none of my friends, family or customers here in Philly have said anything to me about my headlights other than when they sit in the passenger seat or driver's seat of any of my vans say "wow! These are bright lights. Can you put them in my van?"
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