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#1 david295

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:08 PM

The standard bulbs in my 2011 mk7 are not that good, any recommendations please for better ones.

I don't want to go for hid's, as it will no doubt fail mot, also i don't like it when other idiots are blinding me with there's so, I wont do it to others.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:19 PM

I have Phillips diamond 5000K bulbs dip and sides with night vision full beam, silver tec indicators and work a treat never been flashed with them and the brightest bulbs ive ever had apart from hids altho not strictly legal i passed an mot on them, as for rears i have all led conversion brakes and reverse lights with silver tec indicators

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:17 PM

I've got the diamond vision bulbs aswel and believe it or not they're actually duller due to them having a thicker blue coating on the bulb to give them the nice icy white colour that they give. Mine are fitted to aftermarket angel eye projector headlights which weren't great before to be honest. The bulbs look great in OEM headlights though

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:53 PM

I'm using OSRAM Night Breaker Plus H7 bulbs and they are good. Just ordered some OSRAM NIGHT BREAKER UNLIMITED H7 Headlight Bulbs which are a bit brighter. The night breakers are good bulbs at £18 for 2.

http://www.powerbulb...us-h7-two-bulbs

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 06:38 AM

Nightbreaker plus are great for motorway driving as they really pick out signs and catseyes.
Cool blue intense are also very good while staying street legal.
I run nightbrraker plus for dipped around town and cool blues for high beam/motorway and find them a good mix.

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 07:33 AM

Osram Night Breaker are 100% road legal,
If wishing you had HID then osram cool blue are the legal option to go for there,

I've got ashram night breaker plus in both high and low beam settings,
I rarely use high beam though because the night breakers are that good on low beam.

As always when changing bulbs,
For maximum output where you need it on the road,
Get your headlight alignment checked and corrected.

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:57 AM

Thanks for all comments

Am going to go for  OSRAM NIGHT BREAKER UNLIMITED, I normally get my parts from Euro Car Parts, but they have none in stock, so will order them, as I do not want to go to Halfrauds.



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:58 AM

Nightbreakers are good or try Ring Xenon Ultima both 100% road legal  :)



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 12:33 PM

Big thumbs up for Nightbreaker Plus's, got them now and they're very great. Used to run Ring Ultima 120%'s and they brilliantly bright but they only lasted a year.



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:56 PM

Night breakers plus looks good.... Are they white or do they have a blue tint?

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:57 PM

No they're yellow

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:11 PM

These are the cheapest Osram Nightbreaker plus's I have seen:

 

http://www.amazon.co...am Nightbreaker



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:17 PM

Generally, the whiter colour temps look great but they're a bit less effective as bulbs. Better than stock but not optimised for light. The Nightbreaker's are just very well engineered quality all round bulb. I'd love HID's personally but know I haven't got the time to be explaining myself to the Police these days. Look elsewhere if your after a purer white, Cool Blue Intense or Hyper maybe but I've not tried either.



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 11:47 PM

Generally, the whiter colour temps look great but they're a bit less effective as bulbs. Better than stock but not optimised for light. The Nightbreaker's are just very well engineered quality all round bulb. I'd love HID's personally but know I haven't got the time to be explaining myself to the Police these days. Look elsewhere if your after a purer white, Cool Blue Intense or Hyper maybe but I've not tried either.


As above. If you want more light output then stay away from the bluer bulbs.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 07:14 AM

As above. If you want more light output then stay away from the bluer bulbs.

 

So if you want more light output would night breaker plus be the best or a different one?



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