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    Side Lights

    Guys done a quick search and cant really see best side lights, the ones ive got now suck want 'white' brighter white the better, any one recomened any ?

    Just doesnt go with my fogs my dull side ones


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    guess no one has changed theres to white then

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    quad white LEDS are the way ahead imo. cheap as chips on ebay.
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    I wouldnt reccomend LED's; admittedly they are pure white, but they dont reflect in the reflector properly. You tend to just get a single spot of reflection near the top of the headlight reflector, which doesnt look good.

    I would reccoment phillips blue bulbs. The glass of the bulb is blue, but they shine white. If you're after blue light, dont buy them! But if you want white, then they are just the ticket.

    Check out the pics for comparison:

    If you look at the top right corner of the reflector behind the LED you will see the ONLY reflection spot. Note there is nothing from the bottom half of the reflector.
    Compare that to the daytime shot of the phillips bulb and you will see at least 3 distict areas of reflection from the phillips. (top right, bottom left, and left)
    The night time pic of the phillips shows just how white they are.

    Sorry there's no pic of the LEDs at night, but as soon as I fitted and had taken the pic I immediatly returned them to the store and exchanged them for the phillips!
    I would try to dig out a pic of the OEM bulbs in the dark, but yours illustrates the problem nicely.

    The phillips bulbs are great. I'll see if I can find the exact model tommorrow.
    Hope that helps.
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    I had single LEDs previously which were not up to much, the quads are much better imo. I like the effect they give anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.A.D.
    The phillips bulbs are great. I'll see if I can find the exact model tommorrow. Hope that helps.
    Top Notch thanks for that mate

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    As mentioned before, LEDs in the sidelights can also melt when you put the full beam on, which could make a bit of a mess lol. I put some in for about 2 days then took them out again because I wasn't impressed.

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    Here's the ones I used in the above pictures:

    Cheers.
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    Yep those are the ones Ive got, Ive had em on a few cars now, Ive been that impressed with em
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    http://www.ultraleds.co.uk/product_i...2014c2e54e93e3

    These are about the brightest you can get off the shelf, I have them in my sidelights

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