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PostSubject: Headlamp Bulbs   Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:56 pm

The darker months are here and I've decided to upgrade Max's bulbs to Philips X-Treme Power H4s. They were very reasonably priced at £22.25 from Powerbulbs.com. I'll let you know about the improvement. Anyone else upgraded their lights? I was contemplating some daytime running lights too ... but it's not as if a Bay is difficult to miss is it??!!

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PostSubject: Re: Headlamp Bulbs   Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:31 pm

New bulbs are in and a vast improvement. I can thoroughly recommend them. I also took the opportunity to Waxoyl around the headlight recess whilst the lamps were out - worth doing as we go into the wetter months.



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PostSubject: Re: Headlamp Bulbs   Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:53 pm

Hi Tim

I also have fitted Phillips X_-T powers but the halogen blue version (better on european roads with no cats eyes) well anyway no sure if it is the same in the UK but i tend to get a set each year from Lidl they seem to stock them around this time and last year two sets cost me 12 euros for both

6 euro a set

reason for two sets is that you have to have a set in a vehicle in europe all the time as a spare

Might be worth checking if Lidl UK also ever sell them
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PostSubject: Re: Headlamp Bulbs   Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:41 pm

I'll go and have a look sometime this week.

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PostSubject: Re: Headlamp Bulbs   Wed May 04, 2011 8:16 pm

I'm glad others have replaced the bulbs as this is one of the next things I want to do. I just wanted to check to see if they were H4's.

The existing bulbs are shocking Laughing

I think I'll go for some Osram Night Breaker bulbs as I upgraded the TME lights to these and they were a million times better than the stock ones they came with it (and that's a performance car Laughing)

I might as well with the lights coming off for the other bits and pieces Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Headlamp Bulbs   Wed May 04, 2011 8:47 pm

its the dash lights i have a problem with> a bit of guess work a lot of the time at night!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Headlamp Bulbs   Wed May 04, 2011 8:50 pm

Is there anyway of changing them?

It's been so long since ours has been out at night that I can't remember what they look like Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Headlamp Bulbs   Wed May 04, 2011 8:59 pm

I think TimV may have changed his bulbs to blue in the past on the dash but i dont think it improved the brightness from what i can remember. I stand to be corrected on that tho! mine have a faint glow and thats about it! you can adjust the brightness by turning the headlamp knob but as best they are not great...
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PostSubject: Re: Headlamp Bulbs   Wed May 04, 2011 10:02 pm

You're right Baydreamer, I did switch my dash bulbs for led ones. You can read about it here:

Dash lights

They are slightly brighter than standard, plus you lose the ability to adjust the brightness. However I prefer them as they mix in well with the lighting on the dvd/radio.

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PostSubject: Re: Headlamp Bulbs   Thu May 05, 2011 8:26 pm

I do like the idea of them matching the dvd/radio.

Could you just upgrade the bulbs for some super bright LEDs baydreamer if you want a little more light?

Maybe there wouldn't be too much difference from the brightest bulb setting though?

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PostSubject: Re: Headlamp Bulbs   Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:38 pm

Ok, so I know our headlights aren't the best and I've already upgraded to the Powerbulbs ones, but would still like something with a better vision in evenings.

I think I'd seen that some people have added auxiliary lights and wondered about the pros and cons of brighter headlight bulbs versus adding additional lights (preferably LEDs).

Thoughts please?

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