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#1 Luke23 tdci

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:40 PM

Thinking of upgrading the headlight bulbs, but not going to be hids. Just nice set of bulbs. Has anyone used any osram bulbs ?. On a focus mk2.5.
What bulbs do u recommend :).

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:49 PM

osram nightbreakers are good, i have the cool blue intense on mine currently



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:03 PM

Ye that's what I was thinking the nightbreakers. Yours h7s too? You just changed dipped beam or main beam too?.

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:17 PM

I have been using Osram Nightbreaker Plus, they are brilliant. However they don't last long, and I have just upgraded to the newer Osram Nightbreaker Unlimited, which are better. Probably wont last any longer, but the shorter lifespan is a good trade off for the extra light in my opinion. I drive at night a lot, and these bulbs look flashed up when dipped, dont dazzle other drivers, and I really rate them. This is on a mk 2.5.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:24 PM

The nightbreaker unlimited isn't that the replacement for the nightbreaker plus?.
How long have they lasted ? I've replaced the standard bulbs twice since 1 year of owning the car in a year.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 02:05 AM

Brighter bulbs do equal a compromise on lifespan but the light quality is worth the effort.
Another good bulb is the cool blue intense or philips bluevision.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:55 AM

Thinking of upgrading the headlight bulbs, but not going to be hids. Just nice set of bulbs. Has anyone used any osram bulbs ?. On a focus mk2.5.
What bulbs do u recommend :).

A good combination for both quality style and quality illumination:
Can-bus T10 5SMD 6000k led parking bulbs
Osram cool blue H7 (low beam)
Osram Night breaker plus H1 (high beam)
Osram cool blue H11 (fog lights)
Cree Q5 BA15s reverse bulb
T10 5 smd reg plate bulbs,
Silvatec offset pins P21w rear indicator bulbs
Silvatec T10 side indicator bulbs

Here's some pictures of my combination here:
http://www.fordowner...hts-for-the-zs/

I've not fitted osram cool blue though.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 10:03 AM

I can vouch for night breakers. Tried a set on my previous car and I was very happy with them.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:02 AM

can't fault osram night breakers have them on my mk2.5 light up the road well 



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:10 AM

Just to play devil's advocate all these bulbs may look "cool" but it's worth pointing out that blue light gets scattered more than yellow by water vapour so in misty conditions they are likely to produce more glare. :)



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:35 PM

The night breakers are 4300k rating so it's not going to a blue light from the bulb. It's going he be just little bit more white than yellow.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:49 PM

The night breakers are 4300k rating so it's not going to a blue light from the bulb. It's going he be just little bit more white than yellow.

That's why I suggested osram cool blue there whiter than night breaker
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Night breaker is brighter,
That's why I recommended cool blue low beam and fogs with night breaker high beam.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 03:23 PM

The night breakers are 4300k rating so it's not going to a blue light from the bulb. It's going he be just little bit more white than yellow.

Well, let me put it another way : the response of the human eye peaks in the green/yellow range so I would argue that a normal unfiltered incandescent lamp will appear brighter for a given wattage than a 'cool white' or 'cool blue' since these use a filter to remove wavelengths at the yellow end of it's spectrum. Add that to the fact that yellower light cuts through the mist and fog better and it's clear that the "cool" lamps are being chosen for style rather than function. :)



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 05:48 PM

Tip of the day! wear disposable gloves when handling light bulbs, sometimes the grease from your fingers can cause the bulb to blow prematurely! I also rate the nightbreakers!

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 05:51 PM

cobalt bulbs tested just below the osram they last longer and they are half the price the bulbs ive got ive had for a year



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