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      05-11-2016, 11:13 PM   #1
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Replacing halogen bulbs to bright white

What are the best bulbs to buy for this? I have halogen headlights and I've gotten recommendations for the Philips X-treme Vision +130% Headlight H7 bulbs. Did a bunch of searches on these here but it seems like most of the discussion is located in the Euro section.

Just want to get some opinions and experiences whether these are the best to get.
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      05-12-2016, 07:16 PM   #2
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no one replaced their halogen bulbs?
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      05-12-2016, 10:19 PM   #3
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check for MTEC 4350 K im looking to set those one on my halogen without HID
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      05-13-2016, 04:18 PM   #4
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check for MTEC 4350 K im looking to set those one on my halogen without HID
Actually already ordered the Philips Xtreme bulbs. MTEC seems to have bad reviews based on some of my searches on here.

Does anyone have either of these installed or other bulbs?
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Actually already ordered the Philips Xtreme bulbs. MTEC seems to have bad reviews based on some of my searches on here.

Does anyone have either of these installed or other bulbs?
actually phillips were my primary option, but im about to order the MTEC based on the same thing, the review here for my Halogen H7. Based on this post...

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1072767

Check this post.
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I have Philips Diamond Vision, I really like them.
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I have Philips Diamond Vision, I really like them.
i though you have HID on those Rolling gears, hehehe.
you already saw my car, on my halogen, do you think is a good one instead of installing HID kits or LED...?
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Upgrading the bulbs in the stock halogen lights is a good cheap investment. Halogens in projector housings are always crap.
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Upgrading the bulbs in the stock halogen lights is a good cheap investment. Halogens in projector housings are always crap.
can you tell me the model of the one you ordered ? because on the website it says crystal ultra vision are the xenon look for halogen headlight...

http://www.usa.philips.com/c-m-li/ca...-bulbs/halogen
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i though you have HID on those Rolling gears, hehehe.
you already saw my car, on my halogen, do you think is a good one instead of installing HID kits or LED...?
Based on my searches and going through threads on here, HID's and especially LED's are not good choices for the halogen lights. The closest you can get is to get a white colored bulb with good visibility which lead me to the Philips Xtreme Vision's.

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can you tell me the model of the one you ordered ? because on the website it says crystal ultra vision are the xenon look for halogen headlight...

http://www.usa.philips.com/c-m-li/ca...-bulbs/halogen
Apparently even though those may have a white color, their visibility is only a small difference if not the same as the stock halogen bulbs. Someone can confirm or deny this.
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http://www.amazon.com/Philips-X-trem...reme+vision+h7 this one ?
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Just search amazon for Philips Diamond Vision, theyre a euro spec light.
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Yea those are it and I just got mine
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Yea those are it and I just got mine
Picture!!!!! im so tempted to order each one of extreme vision phillips , extreme clear and mtec lol.... to test it all of them... to finish this...
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retrofit xenons? or just be selfish and do HID on halogen reflectors...

white halogen bulbs will not be white and yet illuminate the roads well
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retrofit xenons? or just be selfish and do HID on halogen reflectors...

white halogen bulbs will not be white and yet illuminate the roads well
hahahah i've been tempted as well to setup 5K xenon, but on halogen i know i will blind people... ;p
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Now I can install this on the weekend and test each one of them and come up with a decision!!! Will update with pictures
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Now I can install this on the weekend and test each one of them and come up with a decision!!! Will update with pictures
Nice! I still havent gotten around to installing my extreme visions but I will soon!
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No halogen solution will look anywhere close to the white LED or Xenon bulbs. I've tried in the past when I had pre LCI Angels.

Better off to go with a full HID conversion- everything else will just be meh.
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Honestly I just installed today. I didn't like it all out. I think I will jump into hid. The only think how to fit the bulb with the cover?
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Honestly I just installed today. I didn't like it all out. I think I will jump into hid. The only think how to fit the bulb with the cover?
Any pictures of both? Why dont you like about each? Like Dark_Knight said no halogen bulb is comparable to Xenon/HID. The only thing you can do with halogen housings is to get brighter/whiter bulbs.
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Here is The picture of the diamond blue. Which it's not blue but looks way whiter than stock or Phillips 130.

Btw the out its just as stock halogen.
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