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#16 Stoney871

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:40 AM

:o Would I do a thing like that?? ;) :ph34r:

Ow ouch of course not.!!!!

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:35 AM

Thanks for the pics Brigante, they look really good mate. Look a good match to the cree bulbs too. Since I am a bit of a noob with bulbs I'm guessing the non "xenon" bulbs e.g. nightbreakers and x-treme visions wont be as white but may produce better/more light on the road?
Very naughty of that seller you linked to stoney, no mention on there about not being legal! That is probably why so many people are driving around blinding other drivers!

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:13 AM

I should have known better tbh.
5000k are a no no.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:23 AM

check these http://www.ebay.co.u...=item43b296d482

rated higher than nightbreakers etc matching sides http://www.ebay.co.u...=item230f24d0c5

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:57 AM

Thanks for the pics Brigante, they look really good mate. Look a good match to the cree bulbs too. Since I am a bit of a noob with bulbs I'm guessing the non "xenon" bulbs e.g. nightbreakers and x-treme visions wont be as white but may produce better/more light on the road?
Very naughty of that seller you linked to stoney, no mention on there about not being legal! That is probably why so many people are driving around blinding other drivers!


Correct the nightbreakers etc will be brighter and produce more light on the road but not be as white. However the likes of the osram cool blue intense are apparantly as bright as the night breakers as well as whiter, these are what I have in my photos. I also have the cree's in my twin reverse lights that are in my signature and display photo, think the photo's speak for themselves lol.

I was confused when reading the sellers listing Clive originally linked (not twisting the knife mate, just saying) about them not stating they are not road legal and really I suppose they should be reported cause a lot of people must have bought them wanting the brightest whitest bulbs, I certainly was about to till I saw the other listings.

However they are perfectly legal for off road use such as farmer driving round a field or summin.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:00 AM

At some point I'm gonna give cree side lights a go but they about 12quid the pair so a lot more than the ones Arthur linked, but I reckon the cree's will be brighter n whiter cause they are just bright white, not with a blue tint filtering out the yellow to make em white. Just depends what your willing to spend.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:38 AM

Art, are you using those? are they a good match? for that price cant really go far wrong.
Thanks for all the feedback guys, really appreciated. I'll keep you informed. Might start my own minor mods thread.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:59 AM

right, after reading this thread, i am now confused as to which bulbs/sidelight bulbs to buy.
Brigante, which ones have you got?
Stoney, which ones do you have?
Lenny, which ones do you have?

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:38 PM

right, after reading this thread, i am now confused as to which bulbs/sidelight bulbs to buy.
Brigante, which ones have you got?
Stoney, which ones do you have?
Lenny, which ones do you have?


Currently got some very cheap white LEDs in my sidelights that I just whacked in cause I had them spare. They are very white but not sure how bright and apparently LEDs tend to fail in sidelights and flash due to the heat from the headlights but mine seem to be doing ok in the months that I've had em in.

As for dipped/high beams I've got the osram cool blue intense H1 and H7.

When I get round to it I will be taking a punt on the cree sidelights cause I don't reckon you'd get whiter but not sure on the brightness till I get some.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:15 PM

I have Halfords ultra brilliance dip, and some cheap eBay bulbs for main and side that for a tenner a pack produce excellent results on motorways and A roads at night in regards to whiteness and are excellent for picking out lines and road signs.
I am planning to swap over to the Osram ones I have linked to (modified list due to Brigante!) at some point to give them a go myself but not for a month or so yet.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:11 PM

the bulbs i linked have beaten halfords and all the others for prformance hid effect and light tested in what car and they came out tops above all the others kinda makes you wonder why the others are so expensive and yes i have them in my carIMAG0121.jpg

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:17 PM

I've now drove from nottingham to birmingham and I've gotta say the difference in beam length n brightness of my cool blue h7's over the original bulbs is quite dramatic.

Also, when I last drove to nottingham it was also at night, and the Missus happened to be looking out the bedroom window waiting to watch me pull in cause I took longer than usual n she said she was getting worried (traffic).

Anyway soon as I walked through the door she said how the new bulbs was so much better and brighter and longer than the old ones, and how before she couldn't see the old beam of light on the road untill I was pulling up, where as now she said she could see the beam of light from my new bulbs coming up the road then wondered where the hell I was lol cause I was still half way down the road with no cars in front but could see my beam from that far away if you know what I mean.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:05 AM

at the price of the ones i got youve nothing to lose trying them out and having them as a spare set ive tried lots some look bright but the light on the road is rubbish and i drive dark back roads with lots of twisties and trees that fall etc so light for me is important havent tried halfords cos theyre halfords and i hate them but the cobalt ones are impressive

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:23 PM

I agree art, is that also an led interior light I spy?

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:33 PM

standard interior believe it or not

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