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Old 13th July 2006, 11:55   #1
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Question Upgrading stock headlights - confused

Hi folks,

I am looking to change the stock headlights on my Wagon R. For one, I find the lights too inadequate when driving in heavy rains (especially at night). Secondly, they look pretty ordinary.

I have looked up a few products from Philips:

PHILIPS VISION PLUS

PHILIPS CRYSTALVISION

PHILIPS BLUEVISION

I am confused which one I should go for and so would like to know feedback from people who have used them.

Lastly, are these lights legal in India? Or would I be stopped and fined by cops? What does the rule say? I have headlight leveling in my car.

Thanks,

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Ask and you shall receive : Review of Crystal Vision bulbs

Yes, these lights are totally legal.
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Hey Rtech,

Thanks a lot. My vendor is asking 950/- with 1-year warranty.

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Price has gone up since I posted that review. So 950/- may be a correct price. As far as the warranty, thats a first I've heard! Warranty on a bulb!
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[quote=johy]I have headlight leveling in my car.


Could you be more clear on this jonhy

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As far as the warranty, thats a first I've heard! Warranty on a bulb!
Perhaps his way of saying they are authentic Philips.

Anyways, Karthik247 did mention under your post that Vision Plus would be better for visibility vis-a-vis the CrystalVision.

I quote " For better light - Philips Vision Plus
For more style - Philips Diamond Vision(Bluish), Philips Crystal Vision(White)"

What would be your take on this?
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[quote=autozealot]
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I have headlight leveling in my car.


Could you be more clear on this jonhy

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HLL - I think it is mandatory from Bharat Stage III onwards. It is especially handy when you have 3 of 4 people riding in the car. Because of the increased weight, the headlights tend to be directed upwards. You can turn this knob on the dashboard to direct the beam downwards.

http://www.asmo.co.jp/en/product/s_06.html - could not find a better link.
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Anyways, Karthik247 did mention under your post that Vision Plus would be better for visibility vis-a-vis the CrystalVision.

I quote " For better light - Philips Vision Plus
For more style - Philips Diamond Vision(Bluish), Philips Crystal Vision(White)"

What would be your take on this?
I've not used the Vision Plus, so can't really comment. But, what I can safely say is that if you plan to drive on our highways a lot after dark, the crystal/blue/diamond vision bulbs are not advisable.
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HLL - I think it is mandatory from Bharat Stage III onwards. It is especially handy when you have 3 of 4 people riding in the car. Because of the increased weight, the headlights tend to be directed upwards. You can turn this knob on the dashboard to direct the beam downwards.

http://www.asmo.co.jp/en/product/s_06.html - could not find a better link.
so i suppose if u turn it up, it will hit straight up. how useful would that be against the lorries, buses & taxi walas who drive with bright hi-beam in the city. nice punch in the eyes. Cheering:
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hi i would advice you not to go for philips series or any other blue lighting if your primary concern is light. if it is style and bad light on highways go for it.
i tried all of them. all are cheap imitation of xenon.
go for 90/100 of GE or philips or osram silverstar. these are bit yellowish but it helps you see the road well. remember to install bosch relay kit with heavy duty sockets. human eyes cannot see the blue light reflected back, the more yellowish it is the more it is visible to our eyes.
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go for 90/100 of GE or philips or osram silverstar. these are bit yellowish but it helps you see the road well.
Thanks a lot gigy. However, I really don't want to exceed 60/55W (legally permitted) and also don't want to void my warranty - it is a 2-month old car. I guess that does leave me with the Philips Vision Plus/CrystalVision. Any other suggestions?
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then stock bulb is best. also diamond and crystal vision. i think some places police have caught small cars having extra blue lights. if u have vip number or political flag painted u can go ahead. else stick to yellow or white only. u can also go for philips night guide if you find it. i am also trying to get it.

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Use Vision Plus. Better visibility than stock, crystal and diamond vision, won't void your warranty and costs only 400 bucks. Just plug and play.
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u can also go for philips night guide if you find it. i am also trying to get it.
PHILIPS NIGHTGUIDE

Have anyone of you guys used NightGuide? It really seems to be the answer to driving on raining-dark nights.
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But, what I can safely say is that if you plan to drive on our highways a lot after dark, the crystal/blue/diamond vision bulbs are not advisable.
and if it rains you have had it.

Infact I have changed back to the original yellow buls 55/60 of the octy for the rains. Yellow helps me see much better in the rains.

I suggest - go for 90/100 bulbs in yellow shade with a cutout if you want more light. Forget all these white/blue bulbs, not worth IMO. (Ive used them extensively)
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