Throughout the years of production, the Safrane range represented the most luxurious Renault available, and it was famous as the official car most frequently used by French president Jacques Chirac. Renault Safrane Phase II, a facelift of the former model, was introduced in 1997. Presenting a considerably more modern design and upgraded equipment, it remained in production until 2000. The lighting technology used in these cars is however well over 20 years old today.
Factory-fitted options included H1 halogen and D1S/H7 single-xenon headlights, both made by Valeo.
The halogen version features an H1 reflector that produces an average light beam even when new. In many cases, its light output has been further compromised as bulb heat and general ageing cause the reflective layer to peel off.
The single-xenon setup features a 2.5-inch projector, designed in the late 90s. These projectors are known to lose their reflective layer right to the point where they become black inside, causing dangerously low light output.
Needless to say, buying new or used original headlights for your Renault Safrane Phase II is not recommended. But there is fortunately no need for that. Whether your car was factory-fitted with H1 halogen and D1S/H7 single-xenon headlights, there are upgrade kits that will fit inside your existing headlights.
These complete retrofit kits not only provide you with superior brightness and durability; they are also more affordable than average Renault Safrane xenon headlights with bulbs and ballasts, and since all components are brand new, they come with a 2-year warranty. Additional benefits over OEM headlights include Canbus-proof designs and effortless halogen-to-xenon conversions. What’s more, the levelling systems will work without any adjustments to the headlight connectors, and you can use any ballasts that you might already own to save further on xenon upgrades.
No matter which retrofit upgrade kit you pick, you will improve the light output considerably, making for safer and more enjoyable driving. And, of course, your Renault Safrane will look awesome with the luxurious bright light of the latest xenon technology.