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H7 bulb question (not HID/xenon)

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by gemini, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. gemini

    gemini Active Member

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    Anyone tried regular H7 bulbs with increased power?
    Like the Phillips X-treme Power 80+ or the Osram NightBreaker 90+?
    As xenon is not legal here in Hungary I need something like them.
     
  2. sockpuppet

    sockpuppet Active Member

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    I have nightbreakers, there is definitely more light than a normal bulb.
    I don't know if they last as long as normal bulbs, but I would certainly use them again.
     
  3. Dani_b19

    Dani_b19 Active Member

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    Whats the colour of the bulb like mate? White, yellow?
     
  4. LEE69

    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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    PIAA are damn good if you can warrant the expense.
     
  5. Dyscontinued

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    There was a group test ages ago (couple of years) and I bought Phillips things, think they were +80% and I thought they were really good. White and more light.

    Got Halfauds expensive ones, not impressed but had one out with a night drive that day so no choice.

    Incidentally, which way do the bulbs go? Is it with that little tabe thing upwards?
     
  6. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    Nightbreakers are quite yellowish....very bright tho.
     
  7. gemini

    gemini Active Member

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    it's like 4300k HID or even more yellowish?
     
  8. Art0ir

    Art0ir TDi Ho

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    You can't really go wrong mate, the bulbs won't sit straight unless they are fitted properly :)
     
  9. sockpuppet

    sockpuppet Active Member

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    They are pretty much the same colour as a normal bulb, you don't get that nice white or bluey light that the xenons give off.

    They are a cheapish easy way of laying more light on the road!
     
  10. nick9one1

    nick9one1 Active Member

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    I had blue 100w's in my old Puma. Just cheap ones from eBay and they were really good. very blue and very bright. I only had them in the full beam though.

    My garage has told me that they have had to replace a few light clusters because of melting though!
     
  11. Dyscontinued

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    That's what I thought, just when my TDI went for it's MOT they said I'd put one in upside down. Didn't fancy making the same mistake with the R.
     

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