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#241 dmizz93

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 11:08 PM

Went out tonight to a covered car park to fit the lights as it was !Removed! it down with rain where Iive.. Took a mate along who's got a nice little mx5 (totally irrelevant but there you go)

Thought I'd for both lights on drivers side so I could compare between factory lights and osram/Philips

Osram are blinding, serious light comes through those bulbs and near on perfect match for the DRL's, well happy with those.

That said the Xtreme visions are total and utter garbage, look no different to the factory ones whatsoever so back they go to eurocarparts tomorrow! :') think I'll be ordering the crystal visions online!

Good job though cause I took the wrong tools with me so wouldn't have been able to get past the washer fluid no matter how determined I was! Ha

Quick q though, on putting the lights back the drivers side dipped beam looks lower than the passenger side? Is it actually meant to be like that ,to stop blinding people etc) or did I not put them back correctly? Suppose it won't really matter if I'm gonna change the beams again but still!!


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#242 Phil 87

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 08:34 AM

I'm not sure about one beam being lower than the other, I thought they were about the same except for that slanted bit that lights up the left side of the road. Before I took mine out I put pencil marks around where the main screws go to make sure I get them back on exactly the same. Although I should have done that when I got the car, instead I did it after the nearside headlight was removed during the Mountune upgrade, so who knows if they put it back on straight.



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Posted 13 November 2014 - 12:35 PM

Could just be me I suppose.. Just hadn't noticed it before..

They are pretty much a clip in place thing so I doubt that I've put them in wrong but LHS does look higher than RHS..


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Posted 13 November 2014 - 12:48 PM

drivers side beam will be lower than passenger to avoid dazzling oncoming traffic



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Posted 13 November 2014 - 01:53 PM

Did think that bit wanted to make sure :') just need to get my dipped beams now!


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Posted 05 August 2015 - 08:11 PM

I've basically read through this whole thread and was going to go for the following bulbs:

 

Dipped Beam - H7 - Philips Crystal Vision 4300K

 

Full Beam - H1 - Osram Nightbreaker Unlimited

 

These are the bulbs that have been recommended the most throughout this thread.

 

However, on powerbulbs.com, they say that the Osram light temp is 3400k?

Has anyone noticed the difference in temperature using these with the Philips Crystal Vision 4300K? Just a little concerned that the DLRs and Philips Crystal Visions will be a lot whiter than the Osrams and it will look horrible.

 

If anyone can give me any advice on this, it would be much appreciated.



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Posted 05 August 2015 - 09:15 PM

^ I have the same bulbs and the Nightbreakers are only slightly less white. But remember this is for the full beam so nobody will really ever see that. The main thing is that the Nightbreakers give really good light for full beam compared to standard.

 

Also make sure you adjust the dipped beam if you can't see far at night - I had mine adjusted and it made such a difference that I barely even need the full beam at night.



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Posted 05 August 2015 - 09:20 PM

Thanks for that Phil. Never really thought that the Nightbreakers will only be for full beam and so you won't really notice.

 

Also, by adjusting the dipped beam, do you just mean by using the controls next to the light switches in the car? Or doing something with the bulbs and headlights manually?



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Posted 05 August 2015 - 09:36 PM

^ I mean adjusting the dipped beam on the headlight itself (the dial next to the light switches should be at zero unless you have people and luggage in the back). I went to a garage to have this done and they didn't charge much, but there is some info around on how to do it yourself.



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Posted 05 August 2015 - 09:41 PM

^ Right OK. I will check next time I am out at the car to see if the dial is to zero or no. If not I can see about adjusting the dipped beam.

 

Just away to order those bulbs now, thanks for all your help!  :D



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