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#1 mitch84

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 10:20 PM

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?

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 09:32 AM

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

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 10:07 AM

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?

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 10:34 AM

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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Posted 21 November 2011 - 12:13 PM

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.



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.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 01:06 PM

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?

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 04:05 PM

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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Posted 21 November 2011 - 04:06 PM

Bluevision, not Bluefield lol.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:47 PM

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

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:09 PM

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

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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.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:35 PM

Absolute doddle to change them. Remove headlight with 1 screw and all bulbs are easily accessible. It's all in the manual too. :)

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:57 AM

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





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

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:59 AM

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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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:13 PM

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.



cool , would you say the above vid is a good guide , just 2 clips and the screw ?

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 06:43 PM

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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