Blinding oncoming traffic will not be an issue if your headlamps are aligned well and you dont use the high beam. On the contrary, the more powerful lamps ensure that illumination is good at low beams and negates the use of high beam. Visibility is a lot better in the rains as well. As long as you are responsible and dont use high beams, blinding is not an issue. I have tried it with my lights on and me in the verna in the opposite direction. It looked normal.
I do not know how bright the osrams or extremevision are at 55/60 but after reading reviews on multiple forums, I dont think they are that great. Just my opinion.
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How effective is upgrading to stock power higher quality bulbs like night breakers. Anyone who's done it please share experience and cost.
Osram Night Breakers(NB) wont be effective. One of my friend upgraded to NB in his Vento but didn't find much improvement and NB are very costly, almost twice of Philips EssentialVision 90/100W. My suggestion would be either continue with stock bulb or upgrade to 100/90W with Bosch/Hella relay. No worries about electrical system as relay will be present to break the circuit if there is over heating.
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Was lucky to get the bulbs at Vashi. Rows of shops next to Golden Punjab. No foglamps were available. Will get that done soon.
Did you get the bulbs & Bosch relay installed from shops near Golden Punjab Hotel? How much did they charge you for the work?
My suggestion would be either continue with stock bulb or upgrade to 100/90W with Bosch/Hella relay. No worries about electrical system as relay will be present to break the circuit if there is over heating.
thanks! Just another query. If the relay breaks the circuit, will I be left with no headlights? How is supposed to be reset? And what are the chances of that happening
If the relay breaks the circuit, will I be left with no headlights? How is supposed to be reset? And what are the chances of that happening
Not necessarily both the headlights go out same time. So if relay goes kaput due to over heating, since 100/90W bulbs cause more heat, you would need to have the relay changed over.
Chances of relay going bad are remote. It even depends on your driving. I don't do much night driving and relays which I have are still going strong with just a fuse going out once. If you use high beam more, than chances are more, since more heat is generated. But wise choice is to have relay installed of a reputed company, as you wouldn't want the wiring harness of your car going for a toss.
Guy any body else facing endless delays with ZDI bookings .
My dealer is rattling the same old rant of alloy supplier of Maruti being at strike.
Same issue and reason with mine too. Torque Blue ZDi booked in the end of March, now the sales advisor says he will be able to give the car only by year end , says November or so. Last few weeks, I thought I saw the ad in papers about Swift's production being ramped up. Sadly that doesn't seem to have any effect on ZDis' waiting period
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With AC in the city traffic, you should be able to get at least around 14-15 kmpl.
Yes precisely, major driving cycle is going to be in-City with A.C. on all the time & stop-go traffic with some parking lot jaunts. If it still manages 14-15kmpl, Im a happy man & cherish my investment.