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    New Philips Product (lighting)

    Some of you may of already know that Philips have released a new product, X-treme Power:




    They say 80% more light than a standard cheap H7 bulb. Anyone tried them?

    Available here: http://www.powerbulbs.co.uk/default....hFor=&PT_ID=77
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    Picking mine up from the sorting office on my way home from work tonight, so will see what they are like sometime later this week no doubt. Hopefully they'll be a decent improvement.
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    Interesting.
    I might be tempted to shove the Halfords 'extra' bulbs into the wife's Clio and get these for myself.
    Mind you,it's a bit of a daft time of year to do it,coz the nights are getting lighter,not darker....
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    I've used the Philips 50% extra bulbs in all my A3 up to now - my new one has Xenons - and they made a noticable difference, so the 80% extra should be even better.

    I must admit with the new B-Xenons on my A3 I think I enjoy driving at night as much as in the day and the roads are quieter as well.
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    You can use these bulbs for Xenon'ed A3's?
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    You can use these bulbs for Xenon'ed A3's?
    No of course not. What I said was I had used the 50% bulbs in all my cars up to now - not my current car, which is my first A3 with Xenons. I've had 5 previous A3s and I used the 50% extra bulbs in all those.
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    I have bought some for the family (general use) BMW 525d Touring (angel eye model), the current bulbs are pants so I hope the parents will appreciate the brighter light. If they make a big difference on that then I may consider some for mine.
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    Do keep us updated Badley, I wanna see this in action!

    Also, as i've got Xenons, the yellow bulbs next to them spoils it as well as the foglights.
    Can these be used to amit a light close enough that matches my Xenons? If not, is there another bulb that my do the trick?
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    I've posted a picture of the x-treme bulbs at the end of this thread with lots of other bulb stuff in (so as to keep things tidy - her indoors'd be proud )
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    morning all and thankyou for allowing me to join in the forum!

    Just wondered what peoples thoughts were on these; thinking of upgrading the wife's car with them.

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    They're very good I've been using them in my A3 for a few months now, and they are so bright compared to the standard bulbs. Even in dim daylight, I'm amazed how many times I see the reflection of the lights in road signs, never noticed that before with the old bulbs.
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    Quick question!!!

    When you pay £33 for the bulbs is it ONE or a PAIR?

    Best be a pair...

    Get the free ones too!

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    Its a pair,

    I've had these on my car for about 3 weeks now. They are good, however you will never be able to beat proper xenons with a halogen bulb.
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    Oh and if you order from powerbulds you do get a free pair of Philips Bluevision side lights as well. They are good and very difficult to install!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRL
    Oh and if you order from powerbulds you do get a free pair of Philips Bluevision side lights as well. They are good and very difficult to install!
    You're not wrong about that! Any tips on how you managed to get the sidelights fitted in the end? I spent about 20 minutes trying to remove it, albeit without the aid of any tools.

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    Hi,

    I read somewhere on here that you can get the side lights out by giving the cables a little tug. At first I was reluctant to try this as I was paranoid that I'd end up pulling one of the cables out and getting myself into a right mess.

    After I had exhausted all other means (with tools!) I resorted to giving the cables a little tug, it worked and was relatively easy Also, I found it much easier to fit the new side light if you remove the main beam bulb first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRL
    Hi,

    I read somewhere on here that you can get the side lights out by giving the cables a little tug. At first I was reluctant to try this as I was paranoid that I'd end up pulling one of the cables out and getting myself into a right mess.

    After I had exhausted all other means (with tools!) I resorted to giving the cables a little tug, it worked and was relatively easy Also, I found it much easier to fit the new side light if you remove the main beam bulb first.
    Many thanks. I kept faith, and went for the cable tug method, with a bit of intervention from a screwdriver. Worked a treat, cheers!

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    My next question was to seek guidence on install! Manual is useless and says it can't be done. Lol.

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