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Better high beam

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by david7m, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. david7m

    david7m Active Member

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    Hi
    Been down the stickies and can't see anything.
    Currently got standard high beam, i.e. yellow.
    What size bulb is it ?
    Any recommendations or links?
    Dave
     
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  3. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)
    Audi Sport Owner Group Team Silver Audi S3

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    H7 is the standard size for them.

    Osram nightbreakers are pretty good and get decent reviews, however I just got some for the wifes care from Lidl, they had some in there for £3.99, I went for the Xenon ones instead of the other +50% more light ones and they have made a massive difference.
     
  4. vrbob

    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    are 100w ones illegal if just used for main beam?
     
  5. Ian2012

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    100w will be too hot and may bugger the wiring the nightbreakers are good
     
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    i've been using 100W for the last year or so. haven't had any problems
     
  7. david7m

    david7m Active Member

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    Think I'll try lidl ;)
    Dave
     
  8. rupe

    rupe A3 TQS In Devon

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    Cheap bulbs marketed as xenon, super bright white and all the rest aren't really anygood from my experience, they might look brighter but the actual beam they produce and more importantly the cut off don't compare to a branded decent bulb.

    Fit some osram nightbreakers, about £12 off ebay and be done :icon_thumright:
     
  9. vrbob

    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    as you can get a set off ebay for just over £4 for a set of 100w high beam bulbs I am gonna try a set as hardly use my high beam but when I do I would like to be able to see more if possible.

    Gonna also get some 6000k xenon bulbs the main beam D2S ones and see if I can match them all nice n crisp white
     
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    vrbob Thats no Moon, Thats a space station!

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    Yep you're right! Just ordered two pairs for both cars from trups. Cheers.
     
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    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    I like halfords rally bulbs, with a trade card they are about 3quid each, had them in my Leon, focus and fiesta with no problems using existing wiring
     
  15. david7m

    david7m Active Member

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    Got the night breakers in, don't seem any better on the drive! Can't go out yet as waiting for dip stick replacement.
    With only one in, couldn't tell which was the new one!
    Hope it better when I can get out......
    Dave
     
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    im not a fan of the nightbreakers, ive used halfords extreme brilliance in all my cars and never had a prob with them and they are loads better than the standard ones
     
  17. bigray

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    try £130 a bulb from tps :scared2:
     

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