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New Philips Product (lighting)

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Badley, Mar 18, 2007.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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