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      03-16-2015, 06:57 AM   #1
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Halogen Bulbs

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So one of my headlight bulbs went out during my trip down from Lincoln on the weekend. Driving down the unlit A1 with one halogen bulb was no fun at all

Can someone recommend a bulb that will give me the whitest light possible? i don't want blue tinted bulbs because blue will just look really odd next to my colour (barbera red).

Also i know my current set are 55W as per the original bulb, is there any danger in upping this to 100W?

P.s i would love to do HID projector conversion but these new MOT rules have totally put me off.

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      03-16-2015, 09:50 AM   #2
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I've been using Philips X-Treme Vision bulbs in various guises for years and always found them to be pretty good & recently installed Philips X-Treme Vision +130%. Euro Car Parts are knocking them out for under 20 pair, which isn't a bad price.

If you up them to 100w you might fall foul of the law could burn the wiring etc
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I've been using Philips X-Treme Vision bulbs in various guises for years and always found them to be pretty good & recently installed Philips X-Treme Vision +130%. Euro Car Parts are knocking them out for under 20 pair, which isn't a bad price.

If you up them to 100w you might fall foul of the law could burn the wiring etc
Thanks Ian, im going to try the Philips X-Treme Vision and see how they go.
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Second those Philips Xtreme Vision bulbs, they've not won the Auto Exprerss bulb test for 2 years running for no reason
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I second that. Xtreme vision are very good.
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Has anyone tried Philips white vision xenon effect?

http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/BM...8431950&000384
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Has anyone tried Philips white vision xenon effect?

http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/BM...8431950&000384
Nowhere near as bright, depends if you want improved vision
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http://www.danielsternlighting.com/t...ulb_types.html

Everything you need to know about bulbs including why blue light isnt as good and the lumen output of different types. Compare the H7 plus 50% with the H9 on H7 base. I find the high output H7 dont last long but the H9 burner is a std bulb so lasts a std time, Not bad for 2100lm.
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http://www.danielsternlighting.com/t...ulb_types.html

Everything you need to know about bulbs including why blue light isnt as good and the lumen output of different types. Compare the H7 plus 50% with the H9 on H7 base. I find the high output H7 dont last long but the H9 burner is a std bulb so lasts a std time, Not bad for 2100lm.
Have you tried the H9 / H7 base?
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-H7-499-...item339ea7d4d0

Anyone tried these?
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rubbish and illegal.
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rubbish and illegal.
Really ? Damn i thought because it had the makeshift-projector on top it would focus and not scatter the light too much.
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