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Old 13th October 2008, 23:16   #2191
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guys, im posting again in this thread hoping to get some specific answers atleast now.

Currently im using Philips halogen 100/90W bulbs in my scorpio.

Suggest a set of more powerful bulbs. PLEASE.
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Old 14th October 2008, 02:36   #2192
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guys, im posting again in this thread hoping to get some specific answers atleast now.

Currently im using Philips halogen 100/90W bulbs in my scorpio.

Suggest a set of more powerful bulbs. PLEASE.
Anything more powerful in halogens would then be 130/100 bulbs mated with very good wiring + relay + holders. The effect of the heat on the headlamp/reflectors is what one can not be sure of.

Best bet after-wards, is to get a pair of HIDs. Even the cheaper Chinese one's will be brighter than halogen.
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Anything more powerful in halogens would then be 130/100 bulbs mated with very good wiring + relay + holders
Are philips Xtreme Power bulbs brighter than philips 100/90s??
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Are philips Xtreme Power bulbs brighter than philips 100/90s??
The Philips Xtreme Power bulbs are not brighter than the Philips 100/90 W bulbs. A higher wattage bulbs indicates better illumination. The Xtreme Power bulbs however are the brightest performing bulbs in the 60/55 W bulbs range.

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i had purchased Philips Rally 130/100 for my swift from the Motor plaza,trivandrum,kerala 4 months back.They had installed relay and wiring also.Relay was from TVS. Yesterday it got fused.Now i changed back to the company fitted headlights.
So is the Philips rally series head lamps not that good.
As a matter of fact it generated lot of heat and my holders started melting.It was only seen when the mechanic opened the holders to change the bulbs.The mechanic also told me that 130/100 bulbs cannot be fitted on swift since the company doesn't recommend that.

So now i want a new pair of bulbs.I am little bit concerned about the holders also.So what headlights would you all recommend with respect to the current situations.
May be i should go for 100/90 bulbs right?
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The Philips Xtreme Power bulbs are not brighter than the Philips 100/90 W bulbs. A higher wattage bulbs indicates better illumination. The Xtreme Power bulbs however are the brightest performing bulbs in the 60/55 W bulbs range.

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+1 to that.

Philips Xtreme are 80% brighter (as claimed) but in the 55/60W bracket.

Bulbs which are forced to produce more light than their normal wattage have a shorter life span.

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i had purchased Philips Rally 130/100 for my swift from the Motor plaza,trivandrum,kerala 4 months back.They had installed relay and wiring also.Relay was from TVS. Yesterday it got fused.Now i changed back to the company fitted headlights.
So is the Philips rally series head lamps not that good.
As a matter of fact it generated lot of heat and my holders started melting.It was only seen when the mechanic opened the holders to change the bulbs.The mechanic also told me that 130/100 bulbs cannot be fitted on swift since the company doesn't recommend that.

So now i want a new pair of bulbs.I am little bit concerned about the holders also.So what headlights would you all recommend with respect to the current situations.
May be i should go for 100/90 bulbs right?
Did you change your holders when you got the TVS wiring + relay done? Is it designed for handling 100/130 W of power?

You may have experienced a blown bulb due to faulty/inadequate wiring or fake bulbs or hand touched etc etc.. I suggest you get a Bosch wiring kit and relay which comes with Bakelite holders. Your 100/130 Philips bulbs will not cause the holders to melt. Since you have not mentioned any problem with the headlamp assembly / reflectors, I suggest you do this.

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+1 to that.

Did you change your holders when you got the TVS wiring + relay done? Is it designed for handling 100/130 W of power?

You may have experienced a blown bulb due to faulty/inadequate wiring or fake bulbs or hand touched etc etc.. I suggest you get a Bosch wiring kit and relay which comes with Bakelite holders. Your 100/130 Philips bulbs will not cause the holders to melt. Since you have not mentioned any problem with the headlamp assembly / reflectors, I suggest you do this.
i hadn't changed the holders.it is the stock holders.
Sorry to ask,but does the bosch kit comes with bakelite holders or does i have to look for extra holders.
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Have been using Philips Rally 100/90 for last 2-3 years and only once I had problem of a bulb fuse. Other then that no issues at all. Enough light for all my travels at night on the highway. If you feel that the 100/90 is not enough for you then get the headlight throw checked and align/focus them properly. Most of the time the culprit of bad light is the bad throw then the light itself.
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i hadn't changed the holders.it is the stock holders.
Sorry to ask,but does the bosch kit comes with bakelite holders or does i have to look for extra holders.
Jithin, the BOSCH wiring kit comes with the Bakelite holders.
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Hi! Ankit,

Where is this Bosch Wiring Kit available in NCR?
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Hi! Ankit,

Where is this Bosch Wiring Kit available in NCR?
Kashmere Gate. PM me if you want the kit.
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can you tell me the price of the kit
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+1 to that.

Philips Xtreme are 80% brighter (as claimed) but in the 55/60W bracket.

Bulbs which are forced to produce more light than their normal wattage have a shorter life span.
+2. The Xtreme Power bulbs are brighter than the normal 55/60 bulbs, but nowhere close to 90/100 ones. I used Xtreme on my Lancer previously, and switched to 90/100 (Philips Rally) bulbs sometime back. The improvement was substantial.
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So if i go for 130/100 bulbs, what are all the things(like wiring etc) that i need to replace?

Are there any readily available kits which contain all those things that need to be replaced?

approximate cost of Philips 130/100 bulbs + kit?
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can you tell me the price of the kit
The Roots kit + Relay is around Rs 600+ IIRC.

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So if i go for 130/100 bulbs, what are all the things(like wiring etc) that i need to replace?

Are there any readily available kits which contain all those things that need to be replaced?

approximate cost of Philips 130/100 bulbs + kit?
You will require a Roots wiring kit (holders included) and a dual Relay.

Rally 100/130 - Rs 360/pair in Delhi (3 month old price). Very difficult to source genuine 100/130 Philips Rally.
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