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    bulb help

    hi just wondering what headlight bulbs people have as i want a bright ice white colour instead of the yellow standard 1s and i dont want hid's so just wondering what bulbs to use

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    Ultra blue main mean bulbs from Halfords are 12 quid each. I have them and they are a massive improvment over standard.

    HIDs are even better though, but are more illegal if you dont have head light washers and auto dip thingy.

    Also, the Ultra blue bulbs arent actually that blue they're more white
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    i have got osram night breaker bulbs in mine spot on light the road up well

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    I've got Osram bulbs aswell, cost me £15 a pair I think? Much better than standard.

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    got either ultra or lazer blue (cant remember) from halfords they look great with white led sidelights, altho both say not for road use on the box but past mot with no probs

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    Kirsty has got halfords ultra brilliance bulbs in her car, i'll be getting some phillips xtreme bulbs soon for dipped and ultra H1 bulbs for main beam, courtsy of LMF
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    I have seen the Philips ultra extreme bulbs their not far off HID's i cant understand how they get them so bright...

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    I used Philips Extreme H4 on my mk3 astra, AWSOME is all I can say, I had 130/90 watt bulbs in b4, wired through relays, but these extreme are at leats twice as bright as the double wattage ones!!
    The light is so close to 5000K hid it's unbeleivable, on dip not quite so white on main but still way way better than std.
    My dad's car mondeo has OSRAM NIGHTBREAKER, also excellent and so close to extreme performance as well.
    I rewired my lights through relays so when I switch on they get a straight feed from light stalk to dip relays via loop on column and so all the dip stalk now does is select main beam, but the DIP is on even on main beam, makes aworld of difference is MOT safe and LEGAL to do, to try just briefly pull the lights stalk back to the flash position when driving at night compared with pushing it forward to select mainbeam.
    Cost a few relays tiny bit of wiring, effectiveness immense.
    The extreme get more light by burning a hotter filament as a result of a smaller envelope and slightly different gas mix inside it.
    tabetha

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