Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Modifications & Accessories


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 26th November 2009, 14:36   #31
BHPian
 
asethi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 374
Thanked: 40 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anujmishra View Post
Hi rkbharat, what is ceramic holders? I have never heard of that? I changed my 800's light with wiring harness and 200 watt relay. It seems it is working fine.

Where can I get ceramic holders?
You can get at almost any accessory shop in Bangalore. I got it last year from an accessory shop on the ORR in Belandur for almost 500 bucks!
I've got Phillips Rally 100/90 bulbs with relay and ceramic holders for over 2 yrs now, and am very much satisfied with the performance, be it rain, fog or dry! Initially I used Osram, and they both blew out within a year, but Phillips is still holding strong!
asethi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd January 2010, 14:12   #32
BHPian
 
ssengo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 146
Thanked: 37 Times
Default

I have recently upgraded my stock bulbs in my new M800 with 100/90 Halonix bulbs with new set of relay & wiring.

I should say the results are awesome. Last week i came from Kothagiri (hill station) in the night around 1 AM and the vision was superb especially at Hair-pin bends. Good results
ssengo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st January 2010, 12:29   #33
BHPian
 
para_7k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: chennai
Posts: 462
Thanked: 63 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ssengo View Post
I have recently upgraded my stock bulbs in my new M800 with 100/90 Halonix bulbs with new set of relay & wiring.

I should say the results are awesome. Last week i came from Kothagiri (hill station) in the night around 1 AM and the vision was superb especially at Hair-pin bends. Good results
Can you please let me know where in Chennai you got this done and also the total cost ?

Also, some pictures if possible
para_7k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th February 2010, 13:28   #34
BHPian
 
dr.faramroze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Valsad/Mumbai
Posts: 157
Thanked: 13 Times
Default

I had got Philips 130/100 watts bulbs with the wiring and relay. It costed me Rs. 900 in Vapi-Gujarat. The same used to be there on all of our Maruti 800 cars.
dr.faramroze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th February 2010, 15:22   #35
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: chennai
Posts: 481
Thanked: 132 Times
Default Well said Rohan

Quote:
Originally Posted by rohan_iitr View Post

I tried going through the Auto lighting thread, but the size of the thread scared me. I'm sure it contains info regarding bulb upgrade for i10, but its very difficult to search. May be, we should have separate threads for lighting upgrade for different car models.

Rohan,
Bangalore
This comment by Rohan is very apt. Most of the contributors are informative and to the point. But some, though well meaning, are not.


Quote:
Originally Posted by skdking View Post
I have an eight years old non-ac, MPFI, std maruti 800.

I need to upgrade my headlight. Someone referred me to this thread for guidance. I have been going through it for almost two hours now and I am not any wiser.

Firstly, it is too long.

Secondly, it talks of all kinds of cars so mention of maruti 800 must be hidden somewhere inside.

Thirdly, my requirement are not too many or too technical or too specific.

I am not happy with the puny beam that my Maruti 800 throws out.

I require an upgrade but that which requires less modifications.

I do mostly city driving so I do not need a radical upgrade.

The upgrade should be east to install. It should not require special skills to operate or maintain (e.g. for preventing excessive heating).

Seem like a set of contradictory requirements. Yeah yeah. I know. But am I not in the company of experts.
May I invite your attention to my post given above. Earlier I posted it on the Auto Lighting Thread on 4th February 2010, 17:34. Any recommendations will be whole heartily welcomed.
skdking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th February 2010, 18:22   #36
BHPian
 
ssengo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 146
Thanked: 37 Times
Default

I recently upgraded my stocks headlamp bulbs in M800 to 100/90 Philips Rally Bulbs and the result is "Awesome".
ssengo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th February 2010, 18:55   #37
BHPian
 
para_7k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: chennai
Posts: 462
Thanked: 63 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ssengo View Post
I recently upgraded my stocks headlamp bulbs in M800 to 100/90 Philips Rally Bulbs and the result is "Awesome".
Can you please let me know where in Chennai you got this done and also the total cost ?
para_7k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th February 2010, 19:08   #38
BHPian
 
triedeverything's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 492
Thanked: 163 Times
Default

Just a quick note to add, the effectiveness or brightness of a healight should be checked against lights coming from traffic inthe opposite direction. In pitch black conditions, whatever light is emittted will seem bright enough!
triedeverything is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th February 2010, 19:13   #39
BHPian
 
para_7k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: chennai
Posts: 462
Thanked: 63 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by triedeverything View Post
Just a quick note to add, the effectiveness or brightness of a healight should be checked against lights coming from traffic inthe opposite direction. In pitch black conditions, whatever light is emittted will seem bright enough!
. The Philips Xtreme power in both of my vehicles fare far far better than stock in this test.
para_7k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd February 2010, 05:25   #40
BHPian
 
adi99's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 274
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

I just bought a Swift VDi selling my Swift VXi a month ago. What I missed was removing the Xtreme power bulbs before selling the petrol. The stock headlamps are pathetic for highway trips. Xtremes are really good. Just plug and glow. No relays, nothing!
adi99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2010, 13:18   #41
BHPian
 
ssengo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 146
Thanked: 37 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by para_7k View Post
Can you please let me know where in Chennai you got this done and also the total cost ?
I got it done in Khivraj MASS in Chennai. The total cost came to around 2K with the Philips Rally 100/90 bulbs, wiring kit and relay.
ssengo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2010, 13:31   #42
Team-BHP Support
 
tsk1979's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 22,953
Thanked: 15,638 Times
Default

Auto lighting thread has info about ceramic holders.
Actually, they are bakelite holders and come as part of roots wiring kit for approx 700rs.
With this kit you can put in 130/100W bulbs, and holders will not melt due to heat. However the reflector can get damaged
tsk1979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th February 2010, 23:03   #43
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: chennai
Posts: 481
Thanked: 132 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by para_7k View Post
Can you please let me know where in Chennai you got this done and also the total cost ?
I too got this done. At Avadi.

Cost
Bulbs - 140/- X 2 = 280/-
Relay - 650/-
Labour - 50/-
skdking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2010, 10:11   #44
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Navi Mumbai
Posts: 180
Thanked: 68 Times
Default

@para_7k thanks for this post; the photographs show the lighting effect pretty well. I too shall go for the Philips 60/55 to get that little extra visibility.
Our vision follows the logarithmic law for perception hence an 80% increase in illumination efficiency will result in much less change in its perception.
I would not like to install excessively bright lights for two reasons: 1.) I do not wish to blind on-coming drivers; and 2.) I do not want to become increasingly blind to objects that lie outside my own beam.
I wish other drivers too be considerate and use low beam when there are oncoming vehicles.
gostel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2010, 18:19   #45
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: BLR
Posts: 412
Thanked: 23 Times
Default X-tremePower

I got this 12342XPS2, H4 60/55W Philips X-tremePower (Made in Germany)
MRP: 1200/-, purchase price 1120/- (including VAT)

Is this original ?

It has Japanese writing on it and also has Philips electronics , Kolkata as Marketing contact/Importer
ownerofazkaban is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Philips Xtreme H4 60/55W headlamps - price subhashnm Modifications & Accessories 114 21st February 2017 10:37
Philips Vision Plus / X-Treme Power bulbs in Chennai for Avenger VSG12777 Motorbikes 41 24th June 2015 21:05
Philips Rally Bulbs Headlamps jkdas Modifications & Accessories 16 15th April 2012 21:16
Philips Vision Plus H4 Bulbs madbullram Technical Stuff 269 16th December 2010 07:56
philips blue vision h4 bulbs 65/55w dadudeonfire Shifting gears 5 31st October 2005 18:24


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 15:32.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks