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Old 6th June 2009, 22:22   #16
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Go in for the phillips rally 130/100 with a wiring kit...trust me it lights up the road,ha a good throw,i was very sceptical about them,but after the install they inspire confidence in night driving.

I have used narva 100/90..low beam pathetic but highbeam is like awesome,sadly one bulb fused and the car looked funny with one yellow and one white bulb,phillips rally are quite good for the price u get them..

And yes they do not blacken the reflector,nor melt the plastic....
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Old 7th June 2009, 00:22   #17
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Hi i guess using 130/100 will make the plastics melt and reflector becomes black after some time.

Am i right guys?
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Yes. Very true.
100/90 is optimum with perfect H/L focus.
No such thing. I am using 130/100 philips in my qualis and they work fine, since 5 years, have changed the bulb only 1 time, this is the second set, but did end up changing the relay 5 times, but then bought original bosch relay, no problems since.

Also i am using 100/90 white philips lights for more than 2 years in my wagon r and i have no problem.
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Old 7th June 2009, 00:38   #18
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I am using 130/100 philips in my qualis and they work fine,
Of course,they work fine.
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Old 7th June 2009, 01:27   #19
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Of course,they work fine.
What does that mean.
Do you mean to say that only qualis can handle 130/100?
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I am using Philips X-treme power 60/55's for a few months now and they completely worth the money. You don't need do any wiring changes and they are fully street legal. The light is not completely white - which I think is a good thing because it does reflect off in rain. The throw and spread are a class apart - you can clearly see the road shoulder even under oncoming high beam in highways. Low beam is great for city driving. Fully recommended.
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Old 7th June 2009, 01:45   #21
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Heard Narva(German) is good! They aren`t milky while but to an extend it can be called so! Not that common yellow shade anyway!
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Heard Narva(German) is good! They aren`t milky while but to an extend it can be called so! Not that common yellow shade anyway!
I have these in my Sumo since its my city driver and I rarely go past 60kph.
Still, I feel Im driving blind when it rains.
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Yes Now I am Happy With Philips GENUINE BULBS , I took a higher rating ( dont remember which one as currently I am not in India ) and I had to get a RELAY installed for those bulbs

the light is much brighter & throw of the light covers good amount of distance and much wider

* you cant make out the difference between genuine & a fake , mine had a corrosive steel coating & a black spot inside the bulb , which caused the bulb to throw less light .


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Old 7th June 2009, 12:49   #24
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The Philips X-treme power is supposed to be one of the best bulbs around these days. I'm not sure its officially sold here.
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i believe xtreme power is available officially in india.
i havent seen xtreme power in person but osram night breaker is also very nice in terms of visibility.
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Check the threads, most of us here agree that the blue lights, particularly the ones coated with a blue dye to obtain the colour are merely for a perceived 'bling' factor.

For driveable light, regular halogens - either Philips Extreme Power or Osram Night Breakers, are best. If buying HIDs (Xenons) keep the colour temperature below 4300K if you want usable light to drive by. Xenons work best with projectors and regular reflectors just scatter the light from HIDs in every direction.

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You basically should come down to two options.

1. Either fit Phillips Extreme Power or Osram Nightbreakers. They wont require the additional wiring or relays as they are 60/55's. Both are fantastic bulbs and have very good throw.
2. Get hold of Phillips Rallye 130/100 bulbs with relays and ceramic holders. They are arguably the best bulbs in the market wrt throw and brightness (after all there is no replacement for displacement).

If you want a bit whiter light then go for the first two options or if you want brightness go for the rallye's.
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I use philips extreme bulbs. Best bulbs in the bracket of stock wattage. Great improvement over stock. Won't damage your reflector for a long time. Available in India at least in Blore. there was one on sale in classifieds for a 1000 bucks i guess.
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The original was definitely great. Thats why I felt dissappointed, as I bough crystal vision hoping it will be real good. But then when I used it, though I hated to admit it, i found that the stock was much better.

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Thanks for the replies guys.

I have narrowed my choice down to two options.

1. Philips Extreme Power 60/55. Cost Rs. 999.
Quite a huge load is available at Reliance Autozone in Ambi Mall, Gurgaon.

2. Philips Essential Vision - 100/90 - Cost Around Rs 700

Of these two which one should I go in for. As said earlier, I am also looking for a good pure white light and something that is quite strong in terms of lighting up the road.

Then, if I go in for 100 / 90, do I need to change the wiring or anything. The shop guy said it is not required.

Whats your take guys
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