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Old 15th February 2015, 11:33   #8791
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http://www.autotrends.in/osram-night...eid=32bb641690

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Old 15th February 2015, 11:56   #8792
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I recently completed the first highway run on my skoda rapid. The headlight power seemed to be very low and inadequate. I experienced difficulty driving on the highway in the night. What would be the best headlight bulbs upgrade to solve this problem.
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The headlight power seemed to be very low and inadequate.
If its H4 bulbs, then just go for 90/100 with relay.
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From where can I source 100W -H7 bulbs?
Found a link in amazon, but don't see any link suggesting these are available in india.
Ebay.in Philips Rally they come in 100 and 130 specs
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Old 15th February 2015, 18:47   #8795
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Has anyone bought these? Or anyone recommend buying ?

Car Headlight Projectors With DUAL Angel Eye & Bi-xenon HID Kit H/L Beam (White & Blue)
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Folks remember anything bigger that 60/55W is illegal. So you have been warned. The only legal options seem to be the Osram Gight Breakers and their Philips equivalents. To avoid this hassle I have replaced the H4s in my Brio with Osram Night Breaker Plus. In my Civic I have changed the fogs to 3000K HiDs. The law is silent on Fogs.
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Ebay.in Philips Rally they come in 100 and 130 specs
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Folks remember anything bigger that 60/55W is illegal.
Sir, these 60/55 W bulbs are not safe during the highways rides, so i was planing to put 100W only on the highbeam and keep the 55w on the low beam for city use.

Also, can anyone confirm if it is a h7 or h8 bulb used in the fog lamps of a polo.

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Old 15th February 2015, 21:57   #8798
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Folks remember anything bigger that 60/55W is illegal. So you have been warned. The only legal options seem to be the Osram Gight Breakers and their Philips equivalents. To avoid this hassle I have replaced the H4s in my Brio with Osram Night Breaker Plus. In my Civic I have changed the fogs to 3000K HiDs. The law is silent on Fogs.
While I agree with you on legality, but increasingly large stretches of this country roads have poor to non existent illumination which can aid 60/55. Add to that jaywalking, callous road manners and myriad factors render us ineffective visually no matter however pro we are. I confess I am on the wrong side of the fence, but ensure high and aux are only used when there is no one on the road. Also both lows and highs are leveled down to not distract opposite or traffic ahead. I wish to drive back home without harming myself or others.
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Hello!
I was planning for a headlamp upgrade on my 2013 i20. Since it has a double barrrel headlamp setup, I am confused with the bulbs I can upgrade to. Can anyone sugges better bulbs than the stock ones in the market ?

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Don't get impressed with all this Hip hop look, After fitting these you will soon realize how bad these things can be.
What car do you intend to use them on?
Please upgrade your bulbs to 90/100 with some good relays and ceramic holders. These will be much better than this so called HID KIT.
If you do want HID's then get some reputed brand.
Refer to this well executed project
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...tallation.html


If you don't want to replace your wiring and other things simply get better bulbs of the same wattage. (Osarm Night breaker +, Philips Extreme vision, Philips Crystal Visions)


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Also, can anyone confirm if it is a h7 or h8 bulb used in the fog lamps of a polo.
I remember them being H8 rated at 35W. But knowing VW I wouldn't be surprised if they changed this.
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Don't get impressed with all this Hip hop look, After fitting these you will soon realize how bad these things can be.
What car do you intend to use them on?

Please upgrade your bulbs to 90/100 with some good relays and ceramic holders. These will be much better than this so called HID KIT.
If you do want HID's then get some reputed brand.
Refer to this well executed project
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...tallation.html
I intend to use them on my Wagon R Actually I wanted to get led tube and projectors installed (just for show-off) and was recommended to get HID and blackened out reflectors for optimum looks.

Was looking for cheaper alternatives, but you are right. I should not go for chinese ones.

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If you don't want to replace your wiring and other things simply get better bulbs of the same wattage. (Osram Night breaker +, Philips Extreme vision, Philips Crystal Visions)
Will get these for the time being.

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Has anybody used the KC Hilites 490 / 1490 ?
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Hey guys.
Upgraded my ciaz headlights to 100w bulbs for both low and high beam. Finally managed to source a ready made roots wiring kit. There is tremendous improvement in the high beam, really lights up the road ahead. But there seems to be no real improvement in the lower beam. Tried to focus the low beam but still no impact, there seems to be hardly any difference between the low beam with stock bulbs and 100w bulbs. Do higher watt bulbs make a difference in projectors? Or should i go with HID for projectors only?
Experienced members please share your insight :-)
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Old 22nd February 2015, 17:33   #8804
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Finally managed to source a ready made roots wiring kit.
Is there a specific kind of wiring kit for a dual barrel headlight?
Or do we have to use two separate sets of the standard wiring kit for high and low beam?

Please do upload photos of installation.
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Sir, these 60/55 W bulbs are not safe during the highways rides, so i was planing to put 100W only on the highbeam and keep the 55w on the low beam for city use.
You may be safer with 55W in Low Beams, even though there was some whumph that they were allowing HIDs only in low beams!!

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While I agree with you on legality, but increasingly large stretches of this country roads have poor to non existent illumination which can aid 60/55.
I was not commenting on the preferences, but just pointing out the legal situation. I read somewhere (I think in Autocar) that in the NorthEast they were prosecuting cars with HIDs and Projectors even if they were factory fittings. It seems that they were unaware of these fitments as standard. Apparently, the ACI chaps were doing a long trip with some Audi cars.
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