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#1 McNeil

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:12 AM

What do you think ?
Anyone know any where but halfords I can get some blue bulbs for my main beam ?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:16 AM

Try these: http://www.ebay.co.u...=item51a17d2149

Expensive, but you won't get better sidelights.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:40 AM

Dont waste your time looking for decent blue main beam bulbs even the bluest legal ones dont look that blue head on.

http://www.google.co...ved=0CDsQ8wIwAg
Theyll be the bluest legal bulbs you can get

http://reviews.halfo...147/reviews.htm

decent sidelights

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:43 AM

Meh I ran with CBI's for a while, I swapped to Cool Blue Hyper and had a decent-ish non-yellow light, but honestly HID's are about the only way for main's if you want an ice white light, otherwise legally Cool Blue Intense is the legal one, and Cool Blue Hyper being the naughty one.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:50 AM

I use CBI myself and they're far far better than those sorry yellow things that most manufacturers still insist on fitting to cars.
As said above hypers are designated for show/off road only.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:01 AM

http://www.powerbulb...headlight-bulbs
Ive got these in at the moment but im goin to change back to the CBI next bulb change. The phillips bulbs last long/are better quality IMO but thw CBI's have got a slightly better colour. As stated HID's are the only way to get a decent icy white colour

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:13 AM

http://www.autobulbs...Bulbs-pair.html

Another link for the CBI's dont think the other link was working

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:12 PM

I use CBI myself and they're far far better than those sorry yellow things that most manufacturers still insist on fitting to cars.
As said above hypers are designated for show/off road only.


Whats the worst that can happen to you if you fit the cool blue hypers and get pulled for them? And is there much chance of being pulled for them? cheers

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:22 PM

So little chance lol, if you get away with HID's then you're going to get away with 5000K bulbs.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

Whats gona be better http://www.autobulbs...ight-Bulbs.html or the cool blue hypers http://www.autobulbs...ight-Bulbs.html ?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

Can't say really, I've never used a Phillips but from what I hear, OSRAM tend to have colour temperatures closer to what is stated and more desirable looking, whereas Phillips tend to last a little longer but are usually a little off colour. Don't get fleabay cheap bulbs that are 5000K, they're usually terrible.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:41 PM

I normally stick to phillips cus i know I'm getting decent bulbs. I learnt my lesson about cheap bulbs after buyin the cheap ''unbranded'' LED sidelights i was telling you about before. Just been reading some reviews there and the DV's are apparently more icy white as opposed to the CBH's which have abit more of a blue hint to them :/ decisions decisions lol

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

My unbranded LED's have failed in my reg plate >.< lol.

OSRAM's are a good make so don't worry about branding. I prefer ice white over blue, which is why I'm glad my HID's turned out white without any blue tint, like CREE LED's which is always good :P

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:07 PM

Think I'm gona go for the DV's and I'll let you know if they're any good. I think I am gona get HID's though. I'm getting new alloys, coilovers and uprated brakes first so probs wont be for a few months

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:01 PM

TBH most regular Patrol Officers will not be aufait with lighting regulations unless you dazzle them yourself.
A Traffic Officer will be all over you like a rash as they are always up to date with current traffic regulations and will know what's legal and what isn't.

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