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Old 22nd September 2020, 15:17   #11896
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Hey, Can anyone suggest good bulbs for Skoda Rapid. its a 2016 October model. Drive a lot during the nights too. Thanks
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I have installed Hella Rally 130/90 bulbs with relay in my Grand I10.
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Wanted to know if you are still using this set up in your car & if you have faced any issues with the reflectors. After going through the discussions here, I decided to get my 2013 Vento's bulbs changed to 100/90. During the installation, the shop owner who also happens to be my brother's friend strongly recommended to go for 130/90 (Hella Rally) instead of 100/90 and when I insisted that I prefer to 100/90 due to reflector burning issues, he assured me that there will be no issues and he takes the full responsibility if anything happens to the reflectors as they have done this set up in many other Ventos. (But he also jokingly said, if something happens I can upgrade my headlights from his shop as he runs a big car accessories shop)

He anyway went ahead with 130/90 bulbs and I am happy with the extra brightness compared to my earlier Phillip Extreme Vision + but still not 100% convinced that there will not be any issues with the reflector. Searched this thread and found that comparatively very less number of people have gone for this set up. So any inputs on this will be really helpful. If required, I can change the bulbs to 100/90.

Please note that I usually avoid overnight drives and most of my night drives will be limited to maximum 5-6 hours in a single stretch.

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I have three vehicles at present. A 2019 V Cross for Overlanding which I do a lot, a 2010 Honda City iVTEC which my wife drives and a 2015 Honda Brio which is primarily an errand runner. On the Brio I've just upgraded to Nighbreakers and they are adequate for the city drives, on the City 6000K H4 three side LEDs which are quite good. The issue is with the V Cross. The low beam projectors are 4300K HIDs by Aozoom which are impeccable but the high beam reflectors on their fourth set of eyes are still far from confidence inspiring. Started with the factory fitted HB3/9005 Osrams to the Night Breakers, then Phlilips Ultinon HL 6000K then finally Aurora 5700K LEDs. While the focus on the first three was perfect they weren't throwing the light long enough for highway drives and were dull. Now these auroras are very bright but I'm unable to focus them to a sharp beam. And because the beam is vague it doesn't travel far. Tried YouTube videos aplenty, adjusted the angle to no avail. Any pointers would be great.
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Searched this thread and found that comparatively very less number of people have gone for this set up. So any inputs on this will be really helpful.
Will just share my experience. I used 130/90 in my Alto(now sold) for more than 10 years and I did not face any issues with the headlight/reflector. So I think you should be fine.
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Hey, could you help me out with the details/part number of the registration plate mount? Spoke to a few retailers here in Bangalore and none of them had any clue about this part. Found no reference for the same on their website either(https://www.shop4hella.com). Everyone suggested mounting it below the plate between the grills which I am not really sure about.
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Old 9th October 2020, 00:45   #11901
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Hi Guys,

I am planning to fit projector fog lamps with ballast and relay on my Honda BR-V. Will also be fitting HID bulbs with ballast in my projector low beam headlights. Plan is to purchase the above online from a reputed seller (probably from Delhi) and then fit them with a good electrician here in Bombay. The seller does not have any installer in Bombay.

My question is : Can anyone suggest a good auto electrician in the Western suburbs of Bombay? Anywhere from Bandra to Malad is O.K. Someone who will do a proper job with proper connections and not the type of quick fix stuff done at Milan Subway. Preferably a garage with sufficient parking space.

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Hi Guys,

Need some expert advice on fitting bi xenon projectors in place of my fog lights.
The bi xenons come with low beam and high beam. Intention is to keep the low beam on the normal fog lamp switch on the steering light stalk and have a second button on the dash for the high beams of these fogs - as opposed to connecting it to the high beam of the headlights. This way I hope I have more control over my lighting and won't have to blind oncoming traffic.
My question is whether I need to fit a relay for the fog lights. The original fog lights are rated at 35W and the ones I will be fitting are rated at 55W. Also, as there is a separate button (and wiring) controlling the high beam, I am not sure exactly what is required. Needless to say the fogs will come with 55W ballasts.
Any advice would be welcome.

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Hi Guys,

My question is : Can anyone suggest a good auto electrician in the Western suburbs of Bombay? Anywhere from Bandra to Malad is O.K. Someone who will do a proper job with proper connections and not the type of quick fix stuff done at Milan Subway. Preferably a garage with sufficient parking space.

Thanks a lot.
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Hi, you can check out Sainath Auto in Khar, on SV Road opp the traffic chowky and near Hoppipola. Reviews are generally good and although he does AES projector installs, I'm sure you could work something out for just installation. Seems to be your best bet. I have no personal experience with them.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/mumba...ar-mumbai.html (Projectors, HID, ICE etc. - Sainath Auto Ultimate (Khar, Mumbai))
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Hi Guys,

Need some expert advice on fitting bi xenon projectors in place of my fog lights.
The bi xenons come with low beam and high beam. Intention is to keep the low beam on the normal fog lamp switch on the steering light stalk and have a second button on the dash for the high beams of these fogs - as opposed to connecting it to the high beam of the headlights. This way I hope I have more control over my lighting and won't have to blind oncoming traffic.
My question is whether I need to fit a relay for the fog lights. The original fog lights are rated at 35W and the ones I will be fitting are rated at 55W. Also, as there is a separate button (and wiring) controlling the high beam, I am not sure exactly what is required. Needless to say the fogs will come with 55W ballasts.
Any advice would be welcome.

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Regarding a separate switch for bi-xenon high beam in fog lights, you can add a toggle switch in an easy-to-reach position. You can use a similar hazard light switch that is stock in your car.

It is safe and recommended to install a relay for the 55W ballasts as the stock fogs are rated at 35W. You can purchase a Hella/Bosch/Philips H7 relay with wiring harness. The signal/switch pole can be routed to stock fog wiring leads and power drawn directly from battery poles.High beams are just solenoid, just the toggle switch will do, without any need for relay.
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Old 12th October 2020, 21:27   #11905
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Installed Uno Minda headlight relay kit with 100/90w Osram rallye H4 bulbs in my Honda Amaze. Visibility at night has improved a lot, far far better than the earlier ones. The car was earlier running with 60/55w bulbs, the worst bulbs I have ever seen, can't even see a pothole 10 meters away with those bulbs.
The cost of the relay kit is Rs.600 and cost the of a pair of Osram rallye H4 bulbs is Rs. 350. Attaching pictures of the upgraded bulbs.


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Installed Uno Minda headlight relay kit with 100/90w Osram rallye H4 bulbs in my Honda Amaze.
Thanks for sharing, i am planning to install in my swift the 130/100w Philips or Osram. I had installed leds from AliExpress that were recommended here but find the white light insufficient and also very poor throw. Any reason you didn't opt for the 130/100?
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I had installed leds from AliExpress that were recommended here but find the white light insufficient and also very poor throw.
As per my knowledge the normal reflectors headlamps which uses halogen will not work effectively with led. They are designed only for halogens bulbs, which spread light in 360. On the other hand the leds has two strips, each on opposite sides. So the light spread on the reflectors will be less than 360. This is why you are facing poor light throw. The led must be used only in the headlamps which are specially designed for the the leds.

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Any reason you didn't opt for the 130/100?
I had earlier planned to install 130/100w, but my mechanic and the spare parts shop owner told me not to do so. They said 130/100w can damage the reflectors due to excessive heat produced and will also drain the battery fast. So i went ahead with much safer option i.e. 100/90w.
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I'm new to the whole car modification scene, but have finally decided to swap the standard headlamp units of my 2013 Polo GT TSI to one of those aftermarket units.

I've read up a bit and spoken to a few car accessory shop guys, and realised that the unit I have decided on comes with a 55W Halogen high beam (or low beam. I can't recall now), and that only the low beam (or high beam) is an LED. I wasn't too keen on having the Halogens there, as I wanted a full set of white lights, so both accessory shop guys recommended switching those bulbs to LEDs.
I wanted to swap the fog lamps for plug and play LED units too, but can't seem to find them anywhere nowadays, so they suggested I upgrade these bulbs too.

I understand that the standard Halogen headlamps bulbs are 55W, but suppose that doesn't matter now that I am changing the whole headlamp unit itself. In terms of the fog lamps, however, which would just be a bulb change, I haven't been able to figure out what wattage the standard bulbs are of, and what the ideal or maximum LED bulb wattage upgrade would be.

A person we shall call Person No. 1 has offered me RSR branded LED bulbs, which are 55W for the headlamps and 18W/22W for the fog lamps. Person No. 2, however, has offered me 80W RD LED branded bulbs and 36W RD LED branded bulbs respectively. These are to be fitted to the new headlamp unit and existing fog lamp housing respectively.

I'm now slightly confused, and trying to read up on this topic on the forum has only further confused me with the warnings regarding overheating, short circuits, etc.

Any advice on whether either of these brands are a good option or if I should ask for another brand in particular, and also what wattage I should stick to to ensure bright lights but also long term reliability? A quick Google search and browse of their websites do mention warranty, with the headlamp units themselves having warranty too, but then I should probably also confirm that the warranties are still valid after this bulb swap, especially so if I increase the wattage.
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Old 16th October 2020, 15:20   #11909
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Any opinions on this sort of lighting setup with lasers? Looks insane from the videos.
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Old 24th October 2020, 17:49   #11910
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Dear Fellow Bhpians,

Need your help!!!

I upgraded my stock H18 55W low beam halogen bulbs in my Ford Ecosport to a H7 100W halogen bulbs using proper wiring. The stock and the new upgraded 100W bulbs are used with a stock projector lens setup, which comes standard with the Ecosport in the Titanium variant. The concern I am facing is that the upgraded 100W bulbs get broken and they blast inside the projector after 10-15 days of usage.

I tried using 55W HID in the projectors but they are not effective as well, and the output is even lower than the halogen bulbs. However they doesn't break inside projector after longer usage.

Kindly pour in your thoughts and valuable suggestions for upgrading the lighting setup for a desirable result.


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