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Thread: Sorting brighter bulbs.

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    Sorting brighter bulbs.

    Hoping somebody who understands this a bit better than me may be able to help me out here.

    Long term I am planning to retrofit genuine xeonons to the Golf but this won't be until springtime
    next year. I spend a lot of time driving on unlit roads so would really like the best lights that I can, especially now that we're getting into winter. I don't quite understand the difference/legality of them all though.

    A quick search on eBay this morning came up with plenty of LED's and HID's that seem to be a direct replacement for filament bulbs. Am I right in thinking though that HID's need different lamp surrounds? If you run them with standard reflectors in then they end up looking bright enough to be full beams and annoying everybody else in front of you?

    From what I gather LED's are for sidelights and HID's are for dipped and full beam?

    Also a lot of them seem to have a blueish tinge to them depending on the colour temp. Would I be right in thinking that the whiter the light the better they will illuminate things?


    Thanks in advance.


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    Re: Sorting brighter bulbs.

    ive got them fitted dude, i bought the antidazzle kit so that it sends the beam out slightly different, i used to have normal hids fitted but i used to have people flashing at me so i changed, brilliant kit. The only problem i come across was i had to drill an hole in the back headlight cover fit a bung in with the wire to the ballast to come through. Its the h7r kit you want and i had 6000k bulbs

    H7 H7R 4300K 6K 8K 10K 12K SLIM BALLAST 55w XENON HID CONVERSION KIT UK SELLER | eBay

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    ive got them fitted dude, i bought the antidazzle kit so that it sends the beam out slightly different, i used to have normal hids fitted but i used to have people flashing at me so i changed, brilliant kit. The only problem i come across was i had to drill an hole in the back headlight cover fit a bung in with the wire to the ballast to come through. Its the h7r kit you want and i had 6000k bulbs

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/H7-H7R-4300K-6K-8K-10K-12K-SLIM-BALLAST-55w-XENON-HID-CONVERSION-KIT-UK-SELLER-/230973374796?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&fits=Car+Make%3AVW%7CModel%3AGolf%7CPlat_Gen%3AMK+ IV&hash=item35c716014c


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    Re: Sorting brighter bulbs.

    Cheers Mick, that seems to be the kind of thing I'm after, cheap too, will get one ordered. Thanks very much. Got more fun this weekend with lighting, number plate lights have got 0V at them but have a good fuse and 12V at the fuse box. Why do these things only ever happen in winter when it's cold and dark!?

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    Re: Sorting brighter bulbs.

    Never been a fan of HID's so I went for the Phillips Silver Vision Extreme bulbs... 75% better lighting

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    Re: Sorting brighter bulbs.

    Hi Jon, always wondered how they actually test them, I've got a set of Osrams in at the minute, they're ok but nothing to rave about. Just wondering if different brands would really be much better? Ta

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