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80W Bulbs

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by matty86, Nov 27, 2012.

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    [Nov 27, 2012]
    Has anybody every fitted 80W bulbs in the dip beam (H7) instead of 55w? ive got a A4 B7?
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    [Nov 27, 2012]
    This wouldnt be road legal so no. I have found phillips to be really good bright bulbs, or halfords own 100% brighter bulbs.
    Hope this helps you.
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    i know its not road legal, i just wondered what rating the wiring was?
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    I've used 100w in my main beams for years with no problems, under the premise they're never 'on' for that long.

    I wouldn't use higher ratings in my dipped beams for two reasons, firstly I suspect it would overload the wiring or switch, and secondly you'd probably dazzle other motorists.
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    [Nov 27, 2012]
    If you insisted on running higher watt bulbs i supose a relay and seperate wiring loom could be used?
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    Cheers for the replies, I think ill leave the higher wattage and fit HID's
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