General Chat Thread, Xenon lights for the car in General; Im looking at buying some xenon lights for the car, but i am stuck which ones to buy. I need ...
17th July 2010, 01:38 PM #1
Xenon lights for the car
Im looking at buying some xenon lights for the car, but i am stuck which ones to buy. I need the H4 ones but who produces the best bulb? I have got 3 in mind. The Philips X-Treme Power +80%, Orsam Nightbreaker +100% or the Ring XENON MAX +100%.
Can anyone advise on the best product?
17th July 2010, 02:17 PM #2
Dont buy them - a friend brought them and fitted them and got stopped by the police because they were dazzling oncoming drivers and a few dayst later had to have a new wiring loom as they had melted the feeder cables to the headlights.
17th July 2010, 03:05 PM #3
But did he buy the road legal ones? There are some which, yes, are illegal and dont have the "E" mark on them to say they are EU road legal and the 80W+ lights are illegal. Apparently if th 50-60W bulbs are installed, then there should be no reason for the cops to pull road users.
17th July 2010, 04:22 PM #4
My dad has manufactured fitted ones on his BMW. They are really good. I would go for it.
17th July 2010, 04:39 PM #5
What car have you got? maybe worth dropping by there owners club forums and asking there
17th July 2010, 05:29 PM #6
Ive got a 2003 LX 53plate MK6 ford fiesta.
17th July 2010, 06:32 PM #7
Just a warning; these are not the same as the Xenon HiD systems installed in expensive cars. They may be brighter, but they are not the enclosed arc lights that they seem they might be.
17th July 2010, 07:41 PM #8
they are fine they arnt real xenon's (you arnt legally allowed to retrofit real xenon's anyway as its near impossible to get the self levelling stuff in). They are just more powerful normal bulbs. Im running halfords equivalents in my 2008 fiesta (i would of gone with the Phillips as i know other people rate them highly and have run them for years with no problems) but one of my bulbs blew (probably due at least in part to auto headlights going on and off more than a person would use them). They are better than std bulbs but dont expect miracles
17th July 2010, 07:58 PM #9
why on earth would you want to buy these........they look........well stupid?
Thanks to IanT from:
OutToLunch (19th July 2010)
17th July 2010, 08:41 PM #10
I'm thinking of getting some for my Corsa D (58 Plate)
17th July 2010, 08:45 PM #11
They don't, they are brighter and give a crisper light making driving in poor light much safer. I find mine are a great improvement over the standard lamps in my MK4 Golf.
Originally Posted by IanT
17th July 2010, 10:02 PM #12
They would look ace on your car...
Just make sure you physically check the bulbs before buying them, i have ended up purchasing the wrong type, should have bought the H4 but some website search told me H7.
PS. when i say look ace, i mean, there wont be any physical difference, i mean that if they lights are brighter than the standard yellow, then with a white car, it would look cool.
Last edited by timbo343; 17th July 2010 at 10:21 PM.
18th July 2010, 11:33 AM #13
It's worth remembering that there are also 2 different fitments of H4, which are NOT compatible with each other.
Originally Posted by timbo343
19th July 2010, 12:52 AM #14
Should of been up here this weekend, 2 major car shows, one which raises money for local charity and another one which local paper organises, plenty of stuff like that around here, I'm not up on it but can ask one of the club when I next see them which you should get if you want me to.
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