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Old 14th December 2008, 15:21   #211
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Any idea where I can purchase genuine Philips X-Treme power bulbs in Hyderabad/Secunderabad? Approximate cost?
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Any idea where I can purchase genuine Philips X-Treme power bulbs in Hyderabad/Secunderabad? Approximate cost?
Any Idea where can I purchase Philips X-Treme power bulbs in Mumbai
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Any idea where I can purchase genuine Philips X-Treme power bulbs in Hyderabad/Secunderabad? Approximate cost?
and also any idea about Philips Vision Plus 60/55 H4 in Hyderabad / Sec. Please update us.
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and also any idea about Philips Vision Plus 60/55 H4 in Hyderabad / Sec. Please update us.
I have also been trying to source Vision Plus in Hyderabad but unfortunately none of the Big car accessories shops have them.Tried at Pit Shop/Xenex/Sprokets.

Spoke to Philips India which has it office at Somajiguda,they also could not help me.

Using Philips Essential Vision 90/100 W and they are good.
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I'd like to upgrade my Swift's headlamps to Philips Rally 100/90. Can anyone tell me a trustworthy place in Trivandrum Kerala where I can get this done, and what the approximate cost would be?

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Do we have to add any extra components to Car or to Car battery other than this bulb?
No, DKM you do not have to add anything for these bulbs. They are replacement of the stock bulbs draining same amount of power.
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On 6th Dec. the front indicator bulb of my Palio MJD burnt out. Got a replacement from Concorde Motors, Hyderabad. The bulb cost Rs. 53. (Phew). I never knew a yellow coloured bulb would cost that much!
This is because the yellow coating on the inside glass surface of the bulb is a special material consisting of cadmium. Incidentally, this is not environment friendly. In many environment conscious countries these bulbs are banned. Nevertheless, Rs. 53 seems a little too steep
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How is the performance of Philips Xtreme during Fog?

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How is the performance of Philips Xtreme during Fog?

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Aman, there are two facets to your query:
First: Philips X-treme power bulbs MAY BE just as good or as bad in fog as compared to the another set of bulbs in the same fog. The difference in a clear night between two sets of bulbs would ALMOST hold true in a foggy night. On a clear night, Philips X-treme power bulbs is most likely the best bet period. (Albeit, with a shorter longevity & within incandescent bulbs category).

Second: There have been discussions and debates on whether or not any particular type of bulb or light 'colour' has any significant advantage over another in fog. The general consensus of experts is No. However, fog lamps are more effective than headlamps in foggy conditions because fog lamps are located lower and therefore, reduces the back glare (less light falls on driver's eyes from direct 180 degree reflection). This helps in improving driver's visibility through fog. You would have experienced that high beam is worse in the fog than the low beam.

Note: I used MAY BE & ALMOST because:
  1. Sensitivity of humans eyes to a particular wavelength (colour) of light varies from person to person
  2. Yellow light is BELIEVED to be, in some thin foggy conditions, marginally more effective in greater penetration than 'white' light

There are several articles available on the internet of theories, counter theories and debates on this subject. One of the simplest yet conclusive investigation is here Do Fog Lights Really Work?, Alaska Science Forum
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I'd like to upgrade my Swift's headlamps to Philips Rally 100/90. Can anyone tell me a trustworthy place in Trivandrum Kerala where I can get this done, and what the approximate cost would be?

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Motor Plaza has them. You'll have to call them up in advance though as there is a waiting time for them (a day or two). Cost is some Rs. 100 per bulb and around Rs. 500 for the relay and wiring.
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Hi ABK,

Thanks for your reply on the subject. It was quite informative.

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Any idea where I can purchase genuine Philips X-Treme power bulbs in Hyderabad/Secunderabad? Approximate cost?
Last day I got Philips X-Treme power bulbs in Hyderabad. I spoke to AK traders Bangalore. He send me the Philips X-Treme power bulbs to Mittal Auto mobiles .Phone number 040-2461621 ,24732122. out of 5 pieces I taken one . still 4 ore there with him.
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Thanks for your update. I've sourced one set from Cochin but I dont see a major change compared to the OEM lamp (Dela-Germany) on my Indigo. Could be Indigo's optics not doing a good job.

The Philips X-Treme Power bulbs are definetely brighter than OEM, but not something that you'd expect when they advertise 80% more. My take would be they emit possibly 20-30% more light than normal bulbs.

Would be nice to hear your feedback.

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Any Idea where can I purchase Philips X-Treme power bulbs in Mumbai
Most auto shops at opera house area stock these.
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I needed a H3 for fog lamp of my Dicor. Went to Concorde and they quoted Rs. 87/- but that time their computers were not working and the guy was just too much focussed on fixing the computer to give me bill...even if i didn't need it. So I did not even take the bulb and came back after waiting for 15-20 mins.

Went to Hot Tracks and bought Delhi Made H3 that he had with Frolic Brand and costed me Rs. 30 . I thought even if it is not good and has less life, I can buy three for Rs. 87/- and that will give more life than original ha ha

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This is because the yellow coating on the inside glass surface of the bulb is a special material consisting of cadmium. Incidentally, this is not environment friendly. In many environment conscious countries these bulbs are banned. Nevertheless, Rs. 53 seems a little too steep
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