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mitch84
Hi

On my old car (fiesta zetec mk7) i changed most of the lights to Philips bluevision and extreme vision bulbs , i now have 60 plate titanium , i cant seem to find much in the focus forum about changing bulbs like i did in the fiesta section?


how do people find the lights on the focus titanium? is there anything worth changing?

cheers
jgriff
lights on the focus are good but its all down to personal preference mate. A few months ago i changed all of mine to 6000k HIDS and the difference is unbelievable. It depends on how much night driving you do or whether its looks your goin for. Personally it was mainly looks i went for, but they make driving at night so much easier. After a long journey at night with the HIDS fitted you dont feel as tired as you would with the halogens coz the road is lit up so much more. One bit of caution i will give is that the focus headlamps with HIDS fitted tend to create a glare that can annoy on coming traffic. For that reason ive since bout a set of headlamps for a 2010 focus rs and im currently lookin to get a set of 6000k bulbs for them instead
mitch84
hi

Well i do a lot of night driving so would want something that gives me a bit more light but i do like the looks as well , i dont want hids , but was looking at perhaps Philips extreme vision for dipped and full beam and the bluevision sidelights.

anyone got this combination?

cheers
PaulB1803
I put Philips Bluevision as dipped, osram nightbreaker plus for Mains. also leds for sidelights. Big improvement over the existing bulbs in both looks and performance.
mitch84
[quote name='PaulB1803' timestamp='1321871075' post='153375']
I put Philips Bluevision as dipped, osram nightbreaker plus for Mains. also leds for sidelights. Big improvement over the existing bulbs in both looks and performance.
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Hi

When you say osram nightbreakers for the main do you mean the full beam? , also the sidelights i was thinking LED but then thought they might be a bit bright , do the leds get hot at all or look a bit bright compared to a standard bulb also what leds have you got.

thanks
mitch84
after a bit of searching ive decided on the following when i get time to do them

dipped beam : Philips bluevision ultra H7
main beam : Philips x-treme vision H1
sidelights : Philips bluevision W5W 501

i has this combination on my fiesta although at the time i dont think the h7 bluvision had the ultra at the end perhaps its a newer version??? , can anyone tell me if this is ok and i have the correct bulbs?

thanks
PaulB1803
Yes, osrams for full beam. The Bluefield ultras come with 2 sidelight bulbs in the pack. The less are brighter than standard and look brill. Will find a link, but they were £3.79 off Ebay. The leds get nowhere near as hot as halogens.
PaulB1803
Bluevision, not Bluefield lol.
mitch84
Hi Paul

think i will get the bluevisions then and use the bluevision sidelights that come free , might try the nightbreakers plus for the full beam .

How easy is it to change bulbs on the focus , it was nightmare on the fiesta mk7

thanks
darksider807
[quote name='mitch84' timestamp='1321897074' post='153407']
Hi Paul

think i will get the bluevisions then and use the bluevision sidelights that come free , might try the nightbreakers plus for the full beam .

How easy is it to change bulbs on the focus , it was nightmare on the fiesta mk7

thanks
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If you get a reply would you be able to pass on the info to me as I too am thinking of changing my bulbs too to led's.
PaulB1803
Absolute doddle to change them. Remove headlight with 1 screw and all bulbs are easily accessible. It's all in the manual too. :)
mitch84
hi

found this on youtube , seems like it might come in handy, think its a case of uncliping 2 clips as well, looks fairly simple compared to the fiesta

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvHgqjIzSAs&feature=related



Paul what do you make of the nightbreakers plus H1 for full beam ?

cheers
PaulB1803
I really like them. They are much brighter and better directed than my old ones. Only slight drawback is that sometimes you get a bit more glare back off roadsigns. Nothing too major though.
mitch84
[quote name='PaulB1803' timestamp='1321962599' post='153474']
I really like them. They are much brighter and better directed than my old ones. Only slight drawback is that sometimes you get a bit more glare back off roadsigns. Nothing too major though.
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cool , would you say the above vid is a good guide , just 2 clips and the screw ?
PaulB1803
Yeah, that guide covers it all nicely. Just take care not to lose the rubber covers into the engine bay as they don't drop through to the ground. What a pain they are to get to if they drop down. :D
Preee
[quote name='PaulB1803' timestamp='1321986806' post='153525']
Yeah, that guide covers it all nicely. Just take care not to lose the rubber covers into the engine bay as they don't drop through to the ground. What a pain they are to get to if they drop down. :D
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haha i know that feeling well , i but got a little bendy and 700mm long with a grip on one end and a push button on the other work's a treat.

My driving mostly consists of Town driving even at night , on street Lamp lite roads is there still a good difference to warrant the Bulb changes , i mean my lights seem fine , and if i did more B road driving i would look for some thing brighter.

On Dark unlite roads do you get many drivers flashing back at you ?
PaulB1803
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1321988625' post='153531']
haha i know that feeling well , i but got a little bendy and 700mm long with a grip on one end and a push button on the other work's a treat.

My driving mostly consists of Town driving even at night , on street Lamp lite roads is there still a good difference to warrant the Bulb changes , i mean my lights seem fine , and if i did more B road driving i would look for some thing brighter.

On Dark unlite roads do you get many drivers flashing back at you ?
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My opinion there is, its worth changing your dipped to Nightbreaker Plus, as they are half the price of The Philips. The Osrams are quite a lot brighter even than the Bluevision ultras, which my 14 year old thought i'd got full beam on when they were dipped. The beam is more precise too which makes a difference. For 13 i'd say they are well worth it, esp as they came with some free sidelight bulbs too. I'd leave full beam as is tbh unless you want that slightly 'whiter look'.
not had a single driver flash me in the 2 weeks since i swapped them. I drive in the dark every day, and my damned auto lights come on even in the sunshine too. So i don't think i'm dazzling anyone. :D
Preee
I think i might invest in some of those once the wife cools down lmao, she is a postie and collects our mail herself to bring home and 2 days running she has thrown packages at me lmao , she was not impressed when i said has a Big Box! arrived yet :lol:
PaulB1803
Oooh nightmare not being able to sneak any post past her! I start work at 5am so am also gone when the post arrives, so sometimes have stuff couriered to work so she doesn't see. :lol:
Lenny
[quote name='PaulB1803' timestamp='1321990759' post='153548']
Oooh nightmare not being able to sneak any post past her! I start work at 5am so am also gone when the post arrives, so sometimes have stuff couriered to work so she doesn't see. :lol:
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I get my rear kicked by the missus too for purchasing from ebay,
she hates ebay and hates the postman for bringing me the items purchased on ebay :lol:
i used to work in a warehouse and part of my job was recieveing deliverys so it was great i could get all my parcels sent to myself in work,
giving me a chance to destroy any attached invoices or packaging was great,

sadly though the place closed up and im stuck at home, now the kids get the parcels from the door and run straight to her with them, :rolleyes:
try to keep her calm though by purchasing somthing small from ebay every now and then for herself,
gives her a nice surprise when she hands me the parcel and is about to go off on one at me :angry: ,
feels great to turn around and say ''well its actually for you luv'' :o
mitch84
Hi

So did you change from bluevision ultra to nightbreakers plus for dipped as well?

Are the bluevision ultras still a good bulb or are the nightbreaker plus a step up?

cheers
PaulB1803
I've kept the Bluevisions for dipped. Both those and the nightbreakers are very evenly matched. I prefer Bluevisions as dipped because they are very slightly whiter.
Preee
[quote name='PaulB1803' timestamp='1321890925' post='153398']
Yes, osrams for full beam. The Bluefield ultras come with 2 sidelight bulbs in the pack. The less are brighter than standard and look brill. Will find a link, but they were 3.79 off Ebay. The leds get nowhere near as hot as halogens.
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Paul
Did you manage to find that link where you got yours please m8 , so many on ebay

Cheers
PaulB1803
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1322070391' post='153685']
Paul
Did you manage to find that link where you got yours please m8 , so many on ebay

Cheers
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Got the Bluevisions from http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130594886907?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
and the Osram nightbreaker Plus from this seller on Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004J3F7G6
Preee
[quote name='PaulB1803' timestamp='1322077572' post='153706']
Got the Bluevisions from [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130594886907?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649"]http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1439.l2649[/url]
and the Osram nightbreaker Plus from this seller on Amazon [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004J3F7G6"]http://www.amazon.co...duct/B004J3F7G6[/url]
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Cheers Paul

They are ordered .

I got a free pair of sunglasses with mine , so i can wear them at night and complain that they don't work , link i found was a little cheaper but also came with the w5w extras
mitch84
still yet to order my lights but im going to get the following

dipped will be bluevision ultra and full beam osram nightbreaker plus , for sidelights I will change to the free set of bluevisions , Im thinking about getting fogs and also leds for my number plate can anyone help with this?

I'm not sure what size fogs to get and what is a good bulb and also not sure what to get for the number plate?

I have a 60 plate 2010 focus titanium.


thanks
Preee
H7 fitted today , not driven it in the dark yet though , little bit of blue tint , drivers side seems a little low so i need to check i put the bulb in properly , and o/s side light bulb was a nightmare to , "twist and pull " the video says , haha bullnose pliers twist shout scream and yank was more to the point on that one lol
PaulB1803
Mitch, I priced the fog light bulbs and they were 30 for nightbreaker plus! Not a cost effective upgrade IMO. Can't remember the size though, sorry. I'm sure Lenny will be along to recommend some number plate leds. More knowledge than myself there. :)

Preee which did you go for?
Preee
The Philips H7 Ultra with free side light bulbs , i have not bothered with the main beams as most of my driving is around town.
mitch84
perhaps I will leave the fogs then if its not a huge improvement on the standard fogs.

thanks
Preee
Pictures of my Philips H7 blue Vision + Blue w5w lights which came free , Clear difference and great at night :)

Before
[img]http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/847/20111126142431.jpg[/img]
After
[img]http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/9678/20111126142442.jpg[/img]

And this is what i use to Take revenge on any Fiesta Driver coming towards me with HID's :D
[img]http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/6509/20111203160006.jpg[/img]

Just Joking :D Damn i forgot to switch the Fogs on :ph34r:
mitch84
nice pictures Preee , not got round to getting my front lights yet , will leave it till new year.
PaulB1803
I see you've done the drls preee. How do you find them, and was it relatively easy to fit them?
Preee
[quote name='mitch84' timestamp='1323856895' post='156423']
nice pictures Preee , not got round to getting my front lights yet , will leave it till new year.
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Thanks Terry , you will not regret it when you buy them , they are worth it .


[quote name='PaulB1803' timestamp='1323856896' post='156424']
I see you've done the drls preee. How do you find them, and was it relatively easy to fit them?
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Paul DRL's are great , i love the way they look and fit , i took my time fitting about 3hrs in total but i added a switch so i could turn them off and also took pictures for the guide . Side lights on reduce brightness to about 50% , the above picture is 50% , when no side lights on they can see me coming down the road from Mars :D . I'm actually looking at other DRL's as i'm driving and noticed that they are starting to appear more , But ! most of them seem to be standard bulbs inside the light unit and some have the appearence of Fog lamps , not many LED versions around.
But yes very happy with them.:D
PaulB1803
Cheers. Ill hopefully get some in the new year. Did you get hit for vat and import duty on them?

There are some nice ones on other vehicles but the best looking ones are on the Citroen ds3 IMO. Beginning to see more and more of the tacky led strips that aren't even on straight lol. Those are just nasty.
Preee
[quote name='PaulB1803' timestamp='1323868952' post='156446']
Cheers. Ill hopefully get some in the new year. Did you get hit for vat and import duty on them?

There are some nice ones on other vehicles but the best looking ones are on the Citroen ds3 IMO. Beginning to see more and more of the tacky led strips that aren't even on straight lol. Those are just nasty.
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Thats a Yes they need extra cash for the Christmas party :angry: Cost of DRL's and Postage £93.65 , Mr Nice Custom's man £25.20 , £13.20 was for reading the label on the outside of the box ! £12 for Vat.

But still Cheaper than MS-Designs , i have seen a new guy selling them in UK on Ebay for £99 + postage , not sure if he is using a generic set of pictures as the controller unit's look different.

I think i may have seen the DS3 one's they look good.
mitch84
Hi

Got round to ordering my new bulbs the other day , I have got Philips bluevision ultra H7 for dipped and the bluevision sidelights that come free , for full beam im going to try the Osram nightbreaker plus H1 as they were cheaper than the Philips x-tremes that Ive had before.

When changing the bulbs is it ok to use a clean tissue to hold the bulbs or is it possible to change the bulbs without touching the bulb glass at all?

cheers
PaulB1803
The dipped and mains yes its possible. Trickiest bit is removing them from the boxes. You really needs tissue/cloth there. Can't do the sidelights without.
mitch84
[quote name='PaulB1803' timestamp='1325676831' post='159314']
The dipped and mains yes its possible. Trickiest bit is removing them from the boxes. You really needs tissue/cloth there. Can't do the sidelights without.
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thanks ,just thought I might try using a latex glove.
Stoney871
I wouldn't use gloves as the latex residue may stick to the glass and cause a hot spot.
Most bulbs come with a foam sleeve or such like which is handy for holding.
If not a clean tissue is fine.
Every one except the side light bulb is just as easily gripped by the terminals when handling from the packing.
Just use the tissue when you have to.
mitch84
Hi

Today I finally fitted my lights ,very pleased with the outcome ,a much whiter appearance.

Was very fiddly trying to get the sidelights out must of been trying for 20 odd minutes , they just did not want to budge but I think they just need a bit of force which I was afraid to use at first.

also when taking the dipped/full beam lights out the connectors don't seem to want to go back in as easy as they click out.

pleased its done and now I know what to do next time I change a bulb.

cheers


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