Just occasionally, things go well

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Just occasionally, things go well

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Ordered a pair of brand new 'Lucas' branded headlights on eBay. They arrived this morning is a nice big Valeo box, and somewhat unexpectedly they're superior Valeo ones with Cibié lenses. They aren't the ones pictured in the ad, but I'm not complaining. :)
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Philip Chidlow wrote:Ordered a pair of brand new 'Lucas' branded headlights on eBay. They arrived this morning is a nice big Valeo box, and somewhat unexpectedly they're superior Valeo ones with Cibié lenses. They aren't the ones pictured in the ad, but I'm not complaining. :)
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I ordered a left hand headlamp off eBay from Walsall lamps and panels, was last one, described as brand new valeo, received new Lucas unit, they have now relisted with another 2. Cost £25 with post, did think of complaining but I suppose it was a fair price, did mention in feedback was not valeo unit though and 1 star for description!

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Ah. Swings and roundabouts:(
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They were sort of correct, as Lucas is now part of Valeo.
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We sell Lucas lighting, mirrors and maf sensors at work, boxes are marked with ' trademark used under licence' so presumably any product can be sold in a Lucas box as long as licence fees agreed and paid, or is it like Borg & beck and crosland filters where the rights to the name have been bought by another company who then sell their products under that name.

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just ordered righthand unit off fleabay, should be valeo but if its lucas it will match the other side!

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Lucas parts are usually of a good quality so should not be a problem,

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I'm sure lucas headlamps are fine, but i persoally avoid all lucas products, i bought a box of 10 stretch cv boots, after using 2 the rest went in the bin, out of 5 starters/alternators used, 3 returned faulty within 12 months, and glow plugs just as bad.
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Lucas parts are made afaik under licence in the Far East now? Possibly why the poor quality.
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maybe there are fake Lucas boxed items going about these days, just like just about everything you can think of nowadays,

Lucas UK still exist

http://www.lucaselectrical.co.uk/quality-guarantee.html

were as LSUK have gone courtesy of that bunch of beep beep beep's E*C*P,

http://www.motortorque.com/news/full-st ... arts-17246

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Well the new right hand light unit has arrived and its valeo with cibie lens,but much better than the old one which was off an older car, D532BRK etched on lens!!