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    Buying Xenon bulbs, advice please

    Looking at these, don't want the HID kit

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Xenon-High-Low...ht_2439wt_1139

    So couple of questions.

    Take it my car uses H7 and HB3 bulbs, is this correct? Also does anyone else have these? Are they any good at all?

    Also noticed that a few sellers are offering 100w instead of 55w for dipped, 65w for full. Take it these won't comply with traffic regulations.

    Thanks people

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    I suspect they would be worse than standard bulbs from Halfords. If you want decent bulbs (and don't want to go the HID route) then go for either Phillips or Osram. They are the market leaders and are worth the extra dosh.

    I would avoid 100w bulbs, due to the extra heat that they generate (they are also illegal). You're better off with quality 55w bulbs.
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    Cheers bud, any decent links for these? Any good offers going at the moment?

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    id agree with p-a although you can get a hid kit for about 30 notes on ebay to
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    had an hid kit, don't want the wiring, the hassle and after a direct replacement. Not too fussed if they are as bright as hid's as they are a bit bright for me anyway, just something a little brighter, and whiter than standard will do me.

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    the extra heat myth is exactly that

    ive ran them in the past with no problems and I know Mr Astra himself Ffoeg has used them for 20yrs or so and never had a single issue with over heating

    Yes H7 dipped and HB3/9005 main

    Ive personally got Osram Nightbreakers on the van and massively impressed with the output compared to shit regular Halogens. I do however have HIDs on the car and they are just the next step up.

    If however you dont want HIDs then go for the 100w ones and see how u get on.

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    I have them.
    They look good but they're not very bright. I was crapping it coming home last night on the country roads. Standard or hid's ftw.
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    I've got them in and I didnt think they're too bad tbh.
    Yeah you cant really see them under the yellow halogen street lamps but on unlit roads I think they're not too shabby. Not bad for the price anyway
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    Another good one for the price is the ones on xenons.biz, ive used nightbreakers in the past, more expensive but brighter
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    nightbreakers only cost me £10 delivered for a pair of H7 on ebay so i wouldnt rule them out

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