Headlight Bulbs

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alb001
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Headlight Bulbs

Post by alb001 » Mon 08 Aug, 2016 14:04

I would like upgrade my headlight bulbs from the stock bulbs
Does anybody have any suggestions? I have use Phillips Extreme Bulbs in the past on other cars and they have always worked well!
Also can anybody confirm the types used for this model

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Re: Headlight Bulbs

Post by Gazza » Mon 08 Aug, 2016 18:04

Usually HB4 and HB7, check the glass at the bottom of the headlight, it will be there.
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Re: Headlight Bulbs

Post by alb001 » Tue 09 Aug, 2016 07:40

Will do
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BonBon
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Re: Headlight Bulbs

Post by BonBon » Wed 10 Aug, 2016 19:23

I vote for Philips Diamond Vision 5000k (you need to see if they are street legal in the UK)

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Re: Headlight Bulbs

Post by petecossie » Thu 11 Aug, 2016 19:17

Taken from Philips site:-

Features and benefits

• The colour temperature of these bulbs is 5000K
• The colour and brightness of the headlights in the visual is not an actual representation of Philips headlights
• The whitest upgrade available
• The Philips Diamond Vision bulb does not offer a greater light output but provide a white light for enhanced styling
• Philips Diamond Vision H7 Bulbs are not road legal in the EU

However in 2 years time maybe!!
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Re: Headlight Bulbs

Post by Mugs » Fri 12 Aug, 2016 10:35

I used Osram night breakers and they are brilliant.

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Re: Headlight Bulbs

Post by Robert T » Fri 12 Aug, 2016 11:33

I previously used Osram/Sylvania Silverstars and am now using Ring 100% brighters. They make a significant difference on low beam. The only thing to watch out for is that these kinds of bulbs sacrifice longevity for brightness, and in my case I actually had both fail at the same time.

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Re: Headlight Bulbs

Post by stevov » Fri 12 Aug, 2016 18:47

Have used osram night breaker for years and are in all my cars. Have seen 5 plus years of use from sets.

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Re: Headlight Bulbs

Post by Gareth 161 » Mon 15 Aug, 2016 00:28

Have always put Osram night breakers in all my cars(apart from the ones with hid fitted) and never had a failure with the light output far better than Oem.
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