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Old 25th September 2009, 20:33   #241
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Check out PowerBulbs - Car Bulbs, Headlight Bulbs, Xenon Bulbs from Philips and Osram, including Philips Xtreme Power and Osram NightBreaker globes. for more information on these. In case you can't get the bulbs locally you can order them online. They have free worldwide shipping.
But not to India as I cannot find India in the country list. Bad!! they claim to ship worldwide, but not to India.
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But not to India as I cannot find India in the country list. Bad!! they claim to ship worldwide, but not to India.
Guys both Philips Exttreme & Osram Night Breaker are available locally in India
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Has anyone been to AK Traders on JC Road, Bangalore recently? Planning to call them and go there this Friday incase they are stocking H1's and H7's.
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Has anyone been to AK Traders on JC Road, Bangalore recently? Planning to call them and go there this Friday incase they are stocking H1's and H7's.
Called up Sunil Mittal last Saturday. He says that there are no 55/60W H1 and H7's. It is only 55/60W H4's. The only H1's are 80/100 W. I would NOT like to go for 80/100W H1/H7 with relays since my car is still in
warranty period.

Any ideas/options? Please advise.
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Hello Guru,

Thought to share with you guys,

3000K (Golden Yellow) , 4300K (Bright White), 5000K (white), 6000K (Crystal White),8000K (Crystal Blue), 10000K (Aqua Blue), 12000K (Purple-Blue).

What is HID Conversion Kits.

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Old 6th October 2009, 16:28   #246
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Hey All,

I've just taken delivery of the Fiesta 1.6S and took it for a long drive to Santiniketan last week. While returning, found the headlights highly inadequate for the highway. Been contemplating two alternatives i.e an upgrade to Philips extreme power or Osram nighbreakers. Pls let me know whats the bulb wattage to go for and would i need to replace the relays and holders as well. Am abso new to this so would need views on a simple, safe and effective solution.

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Old 2nd November 2009, 21:39   #247
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Given that my SX4's OEM headlights were somewhat inadequate specially on highways, was first contemplating to get HIDs. But since being a good citizen requires HIDs to be installed in projectors (rather than OEM reflectors of halogen bulbs) to avoid dazzling the oncoming cars, went for Philips Diamondvision for the time being.
It was rated 60/55 (same as OEM wires), 5000K. What I found was, the light was pure white (slight bluish though). The light did not seem to be of high intensity or dazzling at all (instead, probably of lesser intensity than yellowish OEMs), nevertheless penetration seemed to be quite high. What I mean is, you won't "feel" the light in front of your car, but can easily spot anything coming at a distance upfront while driving, which may not be discerned with the OEM lights.
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went for Philips Diamondvision for the time being.
It was rated 60/55 (same as OEM wires), 5000K. .
This is quite contrary to what most people including myself have experienced with these bulbs. The light is very inadequate in normal conditions and is almost non-existent in rains. Do not risk driving with these bulbs in the rains. I would recommend you upgrade to the 60/55 Xtreme Power bulbs from Philips if you don't want to tamper with the electricals of your car.

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Even though I went through a lot of relevant threads before ultimately going into a shop and get Philips Diamondvision fitted, appreciate your feedback specially on the rains - will change them once the season comes by.
Understand that my experience seemed to be contrary to a lot of threads (and a few that talks about similar experiences) - nevertheless, thanks a lot for letting me know when the lights can go wrong for me.

The only thing I have in mind after this would still be HIDs.
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Old 14th January 2010, 00:48   #250
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I've Got a set of Philips Xtreme Power installed in my SX4 today, from Driven, East of Kailash, New Delhi for Rs.: 800/- including fitting.

My Dad's Octavia has Osram Nightbreaker bought for (About 10 Months ago) Rs.: 1500/- from India Auto, Palika Bhavan, New Delhi.

Will compare both the bulbs and post a comparison shortly, BTW are the price's which I got correct ??

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Old 23rd January 2010, 21:18   #251
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Guys,

I have been using Philips Xtreme Power(60/55) in my Wagon R since Feb-2009.
Usage- 1 hour daily in city driving + occasional highway drives(once in a month) where lights are on for about 3-4 hours continuously

Since the past week i have noticed that the light intensity has reduced. Has anyone experienced the same? If anyone knows about the life of these bulbs then please share..

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Old 7th March 2010, 04:05   #252
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Thumbs up Xtreme Power's VS the NightBreakers

My SX4 is equipped with Philips Xtreme Power & My Skoda has the Osram Nightbreakers. I was bound to compare the two and that is exactly what I did.

The Xtreme Powers are better in my opinion as they genuinely offer around a 10-15% increase in the light output whereas the Nightbreakers are pretty much like the stock bulbs except the fact that they produce slightly whiter light.

Personally I wouldn't buy any of them again because for the price niether of them offer what they promise.

In my opinion a better bet would be to go in for higher wattage bulbs, ceramic holders and a high quality relay such as roots.
This transition to higher wattage bulbs would offer better light output for roughly the same amount of money.
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Old 29th July 2010, 17:17   #253
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Got my stock headlight bulbs replaced with Philips Xtreme Power two days back from Glix Kolkata and the difference from the stock lamp is really very pronounced. Its definitely +50 ~ 60 if not +80. BTW make sure your head lights are levelled to get optimum performance out of these bulbs.
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I paid 1176 at Reliance Auto Zone (Tolichowki, Hyderabad) for H4 Phillips Extreme Power 12V 60/55W.

The dealership fitted them as well. (free of cost)

Just did a short spin last night. Since I was driving inside city limits, was on low beam for 99.99% of the time. I find low beam greatly improved. High beam did not make much difference. But as mentioned I was on lit roads and did not use High Beam for more than 1 minute or so.

I will update later on how the high beams fare on the highway.
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I wanted to change the 100/90W Philips bulb of my Swift VDI to
Philips xtreme 80+.

Now am a little confused as to whether to do it or not.

Got this address from one of the threads
A.K TRADERS
PH: 4114-3199, 4114-3958
# 22/23, 1 FLOOR, SEETHALAKSHMI COMPLEX,
3'RD CROSS, JC ROAD, BLORE 02

Called them up and was quoted Rs. 850.

Near my house (in Rajajinagar, Bangalore), I enquired and came to know that its available.
On the pack, the MRP is Rs. 1,200.
I was offered it at Rs. 1175 and then finally Rs. 1125.

Question: Is it worth changing from 100/90 to the xtreme 80+ bulb ?.
and for my Honda Jazz if I need to switch to xtreme 80+ bulb after having got the cutout, wiring done for 100/90w Philips bulb, should these remain ?.

For the Swift VDI, there was not cutout added.
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