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    Question Brighter/Whiter Headlamps

    Hi all.

    Gfs got a 51 reg A3 1.6 but needs an upgrade on brighter/whiter (PIAA etc) bulbs.

    As far as I know can tell, there the projector type. It looks exactly like this:



    It's that inner main bulb that I would like to be replaced. Whats that type of bulb that I need to get the brighter/whiter look (law permitting of course).

    Thanks in advance
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    i went for H1 Philips Blue Vision for these. I read some reviews and they give good reviews along with PIAA bulbs but PIAA seem to be a lot more expensive.

    They are better than cheap bulbs and give a whiter beam but you arent going to get a HID look tbh

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    you can HIDs
    ^^ In my opinion


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    yep HID's are probably the way to go but couldnt be bothered with the legal aspect of it. Ive seen reports of many aftermarket kits being illegal beam patters etc, and you will need headlight washers in your bumper to be fully compliant iirc.

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    yea HIDs are too much of a hassle. Would require headlamp washers etc and MOTs etc. She only wants them to be abit brighter/whiter looking like my Xenons.

    Thanks for your help though guys, gonna get some H1s =)
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    You might want to check out Hen Xenon match bulps... They're white and look excactly like HID's
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    i got the Philips extreme jobs, much better
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    Arent xenons HID?

    If not whats the difference between them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wibble111 View Post
    Arent xenons HID?

    If not whats the difference between them?

    Yes Xenon are the same as HID's.

    I've tried the philips extreme white and osram nightbreaker...none of them were white! Hen bulbs ARE white...
    My old car.. Still miss the lil rocket :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Moeller View Post
    Hen bulbs ARE white...
    yeah yeah yeah. whats the linky to buy in the uk tho?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man Of Mystery View Post
    yeah yeah yeah. whats the linky to buy in the uk tho?
    She loves me yeah yeah yeah....

    And the link: Import it easy

    http://www.hoen-usa.com/plus.htm
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