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Old 6th July 2007, 12:09   #526
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CD is right Ankit, we blow the bulbs (atleast I do quite a few times) primarily due to my habit of using both the beams together! Possible to do when the HL's are on low-beam & you flash simultaneously. Nothing wrong with the bulb there. And there is no set life time for the bulbs, I've seen some working for a few years without any issues & some going bust in a few weeks.

And generally you can buy single pieces of most bulbs apart from a few Philips ones I guess which come pre-packed in sets of two.


would it not make sense to just use a 1mm or 2mm thick drill bit and make a few holes in the outer headlight enclosue so as to improve cooling while driving ???? or does it affect performance and also increase chances of bulb blowing up ?
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suren, how long have u used there high power bulbs. Have you had any issues with lens cracking/holder melting?
Am planning to install on my getz as i do a lot of highway. But want to know reliable these lights are. Pl also let me know the brand..
I have been using Phillips 130/100 on my OHC for 4+ years now. No issues with cracking/melting etc but the reflector/cover does look a bit dull. Then again, it's a 6.5 yr old car...

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Hey folks any idea where in Bangy can I source the Philips 130/100 bulbs ?
Cant find anyone who stocks these bulbs.

Somehow feel that my current 100/90(Hella) aint giving me enough light.
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Hey folks any idea where in Bangy can I source the Philips 130/100 bulbs ?
Cant find anyone who stocks these bulbs.

Somehow feel that my current 100/90(Hella) aint giving me enough light.
1. I got 130/110W for JC road. If you get them make sure you have roots ceramic holders. My holder slightly melted, but thankfully no permanent damage. I used them for quite some time
2. Now I am on Halonix 100/90W +60 and they give same light as 130/110W.
I suggest you stay away from 130/110W and put in either Hella gold(Yellow light), Philips rallye(if you get originals, almost impossible) or Halonix.
3. Best option seems to be Osram, if you can get 100/90 Osram then nothing like it.
We put 60/55W Osram in a safari and light is same as the 100/90 bulbs
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Thanks tsk .

I already have ceramic holders with my current 100/90 setup.
Wil have to hunt around for Osram or Halonix in the 100/90 range.

Have found quite a few sellers in India on ebay with Phillips Rallye, but dont know how good these are.
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Hi,

Came across "Halonix H4 +60 High Perfomance Xenon Head lamps" on Ebay. There is no wattage mentioned on them on the website but seems to be a good option, wanted to know if anyone has used them ?
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Hi,

Came across "Halonix H4 +60 High Perfomance Xenon Head lamps" on Ebay. There is no wattage mentioned on them on the website but seems to be a good option, wanted to know if anyone has used them ?
Please read this thread, or use search function.
They are available in Sector 16 Noida at Rs. 90/bulb and I am using them. For review and comparison, just look in the previous posts.
The config is 100/90W
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Guys,

How to see if Philips bulbs are original?

Am looking for rally eye lamps.
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Philips Rally eye bulbs are no longer manufactured is what I got to know.
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They are available in Sector 16 Noida at Rs. 90/bulb and I am using them. For review and comparison, just look in the previous posts.
The config is 100/90W
Thanks for your reply tsk1979, but I wanted to know whether the one's available on Ebay ( supposedly Halonix +60 Xenon Headlamps) are the same Halonix +60 90/100 W which you bought from sector 16 noida. I mean are they Xenon gas filled bulbs or the normal halogens..?
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Thanks for your reply tsk1979, but I wanted to know whether the one's available on Ebay ( supposedly Halonix +60 Xenon Headlamps) are the same Halonix +60 90/100 W which you bought from sector 16 noida. I mean are they Xenon gas filled bulbs or the normal halogens..?
There is only one Halonix +60 100/90W and it is supposed to be Xenon gas filled.
They are nice bulbs, but if you expect white light, you will be disappointed.
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Is there any way to adapt an h7 kit into an h8 (swift fogs ) ?
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Is there any way to adapt an h7 kit into an h8 (swift fogs ) ?
i think youd have to change the bulb holders etc.
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replacing the bulb might not really help the swift fog lamp, its more to do with the reflector and the beam adjustment which are nearly impossible to fiddle with.
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Philips Rally eye bulbs are no longer manufactured is what I got to know.
Sure?

Man! does that mean all the hundreds of bulbs stocked in all the showrooms i checked recently were fakes?
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