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    100 watt bulbs

    can i use 100watt bulbs in my a3 headlamps (only as high beam...not driving) ? just wondering if the wiring could cope or the plastic lens 100W POWER Xenon Dipped/low Beam Bulbs H7 MAZDA 323 F on eBay (end time 17-Nov-10 17:20:33 GMT)
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    Not legal for road use in UK but if you're not bothered then wiring will cope ok.

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    as long as plastic lens copes...i may use them as i use the country lanes alot and need sumat bright
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    I would be just as concerned with your light switch. In my younger days I had 100w bulbs fitted to my Mk2 Golf & innocently just fitted them straight in. Over a short period of time it burnt out my light switch. Knowing more nowadays I should have rewired & used a relay. You would be better off fitting the Osram night breaker bulbs from what I've read.
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    Dont confuse wattage with brightness or beam distance. Go for Osram nightbreakers ( or+), 90% brighter than std and crucially a 35m longer beam. ( and legal)
    It says on the box on that ebay advert only 60% brighter.
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    thanks to all you guys.......think il go with the legal ones.
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    I fitted nightbreakers a while back and really pleased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    I fitted nightbreakers a while back and really pleased.
    Got them in mine too, much better than standard.
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