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Old 30th November 2015, 20:47   #9466
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1) I have ExtremeVision+ on my Rapid for last 1 month. Its working for me. Upgraded from Extremevision as 1 bulb fused. Extremevision has been on my rapid for last 2 years.
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How do the Phillips Extreme Vision Plus lamps perform during rainy nights? Is it better than the stock lamps?
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How do the Phillips Extreme Vision Plus lamps perform during rainy nights? Is it better than the stock lamps?
Any light with bluish tinge or in other words above 4300K temperature will tend to get absorbed in rains. During dry weather it will certainly help, but the wet conditions it may actually be worse than the stock lights.
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Old 30th November 2015, 20:55   #9468
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How do the Phillips Extreme Vision Plus lamps perform during rainy nights? Is it better than the stock lamps?
I havent faced any issue in rains yet. I have driven on single highways in rains at night, always found it better than stocks.
But experts suggest there might be better options available. So please go with those.
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How do the Phillips Extreme Vision Plus lamps perform during rainy nights? Is it better than the stock lamps?
As pointed out by members, a blueish light will actually be worse off than stock ones of a similar wattage in rainy conditions because it will just refract and diffract away. Important thing to note is the rainy bit. On every other occasion the Phillips will perform better than stock. So now it is actually upto you, do you encounter rainy nights frequently on your rides? If so and you feel that you need bulbs SPECIFICALLY for rains/rainy nights, then go for Phillips weather vision 100/90. It has an extremely yellow spread beam and cuts through the rain with ease( I have been using these for the past year now).
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Any light with bluish tinge or in other words above 4300K temperature will tend to get absorbed in rains. During dry weather it will certainly help, but the wet conditions it may actually be worse than the stock lights.
Extreme vision bulbs do not have blue tint.
I am using them in High beam and fog lamps of my linea.
Performance is definitely better than stock.
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If so and you feel that you need bulbs SPECIFICALLY for rains/rainy nights, then go for Phillips weather vision 100/90. It has an extremely yellow spread beam and cuts through the rain with ease( I have been using these for the past year now).
The only reason I'm upgrading is because of bad visibility during rains. Although it happens once or twice a year, that's the only time you really want them. Especially during highway runs. Can you post a picture of the Phillips weather vision in action during normal conditions?
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Thanks a lot ShaileshHinge and Parth46! I will get it done from a local accessories shop this once
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People, attaching some pics of lighting with Philips Premium Vision 100/90W Bulbs. Also included are 4x100W H3 Hella Comet 500FF aux lamps (2xPhilips Rallye and 2xOsram Bilux), and 2x100W Hella Rallye bulbs on Fog Lamps.

Output: Exhilarating with a fantastic Cut-Off even with the High-Beam that keeps up its promise of never leaving you in the lurch even under extreme bad visibility conditions!


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People, attaching some pics of lighting with Philips Premium Vision 100/90W Bulbs. Also included are 4x100W H3 Hella Comet 500FF aux lamps (2xPhilips Rallye and 2xOsram Bilux), and 2x100W Hella Rallye bulbs on Fog Lamps.
The alternator must be working overtime for this set up.Have you kept a tab on the battery?

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Yup, the alternator will be put under heavy load. Check the max output of the alternator and upgrade if necessary. Else your battery will go for a toss and you will be stranded
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Alternator and battery doing great. Moreover, I use all the lights at one time rarely. My headlights are more than enough for most times. Use one of the two pairs of aux lamps alternatively one pair at a time on highway night-drives only when required. Fog lamps only when situation demands. So no load. Further, I just returned from a 3-week long 7200 km trip over 11 states, and had to drive a lot in the nights with both pairs working simultaneously for long durations. Still, I'm doing just fine!!!

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I installed the Philips Xtreme Vision Plus 130% bulbs on my Rapid. These were replacing the earlier Philips Xtreme Vision-100% bulbs.
I have found that there is a noticeable difference in the light spread, distance and intensity from the 100% to 130%. I do not have before and after pictures to show, sorry.

Overall, I think it is worth installing, since it does not tamper with the electricals and is a stock fit. At 12XX (After cashback etc) I found it worth it, provided you are ok to compromise on the life.
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If you have any kinds of non reflective garnishes inside your headlight, like plastic shrouds, or surfaces which are only their as fillers, just enclosed within the headlight unit, be very careful about going for 100 or greater wattage, or even HIDs. These will melt. Heck, even the reflectors will start shedding their reflective coatings with HIDs in older cars which were designed for halogens.
Faced in my cars.
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Any light with bluish tinge or in other words above 4300K temperature will tend to get absorbed in rains. During dry weather it will certainly help, but the wet conditions it may actually be worse than the stock lights.
I have 3000K 55W HIDs in my Civic fogs, but am regretting not getting 2700K. 3000K is pale yellow, and in bad fog I will prefer a yellower tinge.
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Guys, how much resistance would I require if I want to run a 10W led off of a car battery, through the parking light wiring?
(If that makes sense)

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