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    Yellow Fogs - Best bulbs to use?

    Hey guys! My fogs look yellow I noticed (when it WAS foggy before everyone thinks im a chav!) compared to my other bulbs, almost imbarrased to use them LOL! There phillips 50% more light ones as well, bit dissapointed! (all other cars I've seen are proper bright white!)

    Any suggestions what bulbs u can use for a nice pure white light? Osrams I hear are good.. Anyone tried any Halfords ones though? (have a trade card there!) There H7 by the way.
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    sounds simple but is the glass dirty?

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    where do you sit legally on HID fogs then?
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    Arent yellow or normal non HID lights supposed to be better for fog rather than white lights??

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    when you say 'HID' do you mean buying HID bulbs or a whole converstion... No glass is fine mate on outside

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    hmmmmm interesting.

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    the best bulbs around are PIAA, they are expensive but amazing (about 50 for the pair)

    they are the only ones that i have found that you can really see the difference.
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    Got PIAA Xtreme Force 4700k all round H7 for mains and fogs and sides - awesome is the word.

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    Cool! So basically it's spend around 50 to get PIAA white bulbs then.. Pants thought it would be cheaper than that...

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    Osram Night Breakers seem to get OK reviews at half the cost of the PIAA's. That's quite a saving if buying two pairs (full beam and fogs).

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    HID would require another kit to be purchased. Can be has for around 50 on ebay, making sure that the correct bulb fitment is purchased though.

    Not sure what the bulb type is in the fog? H7 maybe?

    You'd have to take off the bumper to fit the kit too though as you'd have to mount the extra ballasts.

    I'd save and go HID, think it is unmistakeable.

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    i thought fogs were meant to be yellow becuase yellow light cuts through fog better than whiter lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanilla_ice View Post
    Osram Night Breakers seem to get OK reviews at half the cost of the PIAA's. That's quite a saving if buying two pairs (full beam and fogs).

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    May consider them if they aren't yellow! Can't justify the cost of going HiD...

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    Same here. Anyone using Osram Night Breakers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesters3 View Post
    Got PIAA Xtreme Force 4700k all round H7 for mains and fogs and sides - awesome is the word.
    Could someone please confirm that on a 2001 S3 the full beam (not dipped, because they are the xenons) and fog light bulbs are both H7?

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    I can confirm you need for a 2002 S3:

    H7 for the full beam
    W5W for the sides
    H7 for the fogs
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    Yep H7 for both

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    I'm thinking Osram Night Breakers are the kiddies for a white light - just need someone to confirm this or PIAA

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    Has anyone tried putting LED type bulbs in the fogs? Can you even get them in H7 fitment?



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    [quote=fran-s3;673655]Apparently so: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...84 [/quote]

    These are cack! I would suggest nightbreakers can't tell the difference between them and PIAA ones if im honest....apart from the price!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibzzzzz View Post
    These are cack! I would suggest nightbreakers can't tell the difference between them and PIAA ones if im honest....apart from the price!
    Cool thanks, gonna order the nightbreakers then. Do they rid the horrible yellow look of them?

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    Well I bought these NIghtbreakers http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=380100111226 and all I can say is im very dissapointed. Still yellow, and to be honest didn't look brighter than my OEM ones?! Must be because the HID Xeons are so white. Gutted.

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    I bought a set of night breakers too. Fitted them today (with new fog light housings) and I would say they are whiter, but not as much as expected. However, they were at a price I could justify unlike the PIAA's.

    Providing the bulbs last I think they are an improvement.

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    Really? How random... Hmm no I couldn't tell a difference if I'm honest but yeah I cant justify the PIA costs either... So if anyone wants some H7 Nightbreakers for the normal full beam let me know would be willing to part with them for a tenner plus p&p

 

 

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