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Old 9th March 2013, 00:40   #7006
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If I get a mechanic to replace the stock bulb in my prev-gen Swift, either with Osram NB+ or say a 100/90w with relay and the works, is there a chance that he might screw up the Headlight alignment...
For a relay, I would take it to MA$$ than giving to a road side mechanic. All together with relay, bulbs & wiring it should cost you ~ Rs. 1200/- in MA$$.

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1) Is the stock bulb H4 type in prev-gen Swift?
2) Is the fog lamp H8 type? If so which is the brightest bulb I can put in as fog lamps that doesn't damage the reflectors?
1. Yes, it's H4!

2. Yes H8 for fog. Guess even H11 will fit, can't verify though. It's very difficult to get a high power stock bulb (like NBs). Otherwise you wil need to upgrade to HIDs, might cost you 3.5K imported from China or so.

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Old 9th March 2013, 10:06   #7007
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I see that a couple of people have reported darkening of the reflectors. Any idea on how much swift's reflectors cost if they go bad?
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I see that a couple of people have reported darkening of the reflectors. Any idea on how much swift's reflectors cost if they go bad?
If you do a lots night driving , then yes chances are there .
I am using 90/100 from last 3 years and reflectors are perfectly fine.
I remember I had to change one of the headlamps , as it was damaged due to an accident , then it costed me around 2.6k for one .

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Old 9th March 2013, 23:14   #7009
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My Civic with the HID

Auto Lighting thread : Post all queries about automobile lighting here-hid-1.jpg

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Guys, Im thinking of changing the High beam also to 100/90 Philips, as now the pure white from my Low beam (6000k) doesnt match with the OEM yellow (High Beam) one and looks odd when i use the High beam (Low and HIgh light together in Civic as per my observation ).

I know Yellow gives you more visibility but doesn't 100/90 also gives you good visibility if not the same,keeping in mind that my low beam is 6000k.

Pardon me if this is a stupid question as im a Complete noob when it comes to Auto Lighting thing.

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I know Yellow gives you more visibility but doesn't 100/90 also gives you good visibility if not the same,keeping in mind that my low beam is 6000k.

Pardon me if this is a stupid question as im a Complete noob when it comes to Auto Lighting thing.
Good pics. Looks good. AS for the high beams, you can go for higher rated bulbs since high beams are rarely used. But to replicate the color of the HID will be difficult. It's hard for halogen bulbs to give the same output of the HID's. I had tried this before. Wont be pure white, but just a tinge of white light.
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I hope the ballasts are AC and not DC! Also, where did you get them from. I am thinking of replacing the Fogs with2700/3000K HIDs.
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Can I change my head/foglamps to HIDs while under warranty?
I don't want HASS to find a reason to screw around
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Can I change my head/foglamps to HIDs while under warranty?
I don't want HASS to find a reason to screw around
I don't think there will any issues . I have 90/100 on headlamps and 6k hid on the fog lamps both with separate relays, no issues till date .
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Wont be pure white, but just a tinge of white light.

Thats Enough Naveen,as close as possible .which bulbs would you recommend?
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Thats Enough Naveen,as close as possible .which bulbs would you recommend?
Check out Philips. There are N number of models available. Check previous pages for the recommended one.
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Has anybody tried Philips GT 150 Power2Night 60/55 watts bulbs ? I'm getting these for my bike tomorrow. I don't want white light, I prefer yellow light. Is Philips Allweather still available ?

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The Hella bulb 100/55 mentioned is not available in India but thats the best option for all plastic bodied headlamp assemblies.
Since this was ~2 year old post I wanted to check again whether there are any 100/55 or 100/60 bulbs available in India. Wouldn't it be the best option for guys like me who drive mostly in the city but need good high beams for their once in 3-4 months highway drive.
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I'm looking to upgrade my Palio's headlights to something better. The OEM lights have served me well for over 5 years now (without a single fused bulb) but I've never been very happy with the light.

After reading up online, I'm even more confused if I want regular Halogens or a good HID setup. Found this on ebay:

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Philips-Xenon...item2a29235072

Looks genuine, but is this a good buy? I want light which is as close to yellow natural light as possible.

Also, has anyone experienced HID bulb failure? Is it common enough for me to worry?
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This one is a big thread. wow!!!

I am planning to upgrade my Ritz headlamp bulbs. no plan to put a higher wattage bulb, just a swap of better bulb with same 60/55W wattage. Preference is to put XV or NB+. I bought this Ritz used few months back.

I checked the current bulb and it shows Philips H4 12342 LL 12V 60/55 E1 2C3 U. Did a quick check of this bulb at Phillips website, it shows just "Premium" and "30% extra light".

Given that I already have some sort of a Philips bulb (appreciate if any one can give more details of the present bulb), does upgrading to XV or NB+ give me any significant benefit?
I went ahead and upgraded the bulbs to XVs. Procured it from AV traders for Rs 900 a pair and installed it myself. I observed a slightly more whitish light, but didnt observe appreciable difference in illumination.

Got another Bluevision ultra (4000K) for my bullet and installed that one too. Illumination is slightly less compared to the stock bulb, but looks good. Here is a pic. The background light is yellow of Sodium vapor.
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After reading up online, I'm even more confused if I want regular Halogens or a good HID setup. Found this on ebay:

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Philips-Xenon...item2a29235072
Exact Kit I brought for my Civic Last Week .
Its Genuine.Cost me 8300 along with fitting charges.

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