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Nightbreaker Plus or Philips Diamond Vision Bulbs!

reepers Sep 30, 2011

  1. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    I fitted a set of H11 Diamond Vision bulbs in my fogs this morning and being 5000K I feel they match the DRL's and dipped beams really well. I know they are expensive at £50 a pair, but in the past I have paid £65 a pair for PIAA Extreme Whites (I bought H1's, H7's, W5W's and H11's) and they were very yellow (4000K) and would NEVER make the same mistake again, lol. The good thing about these is that they will still be very effective fog lights as opposed to LED bulbs where the light is nice and bright and white, but they cannot cut through the fog at all :wub: xx

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  2. paultaylor

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    perfect match
     
  3. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Agreed Paullie, in the end I went through local dealer for Osram Nightbreaker Plus H11's, and £24 each at first I was disappointed but I was driving out of Cheltenham last week (up Birdlip Hill into a notorious fog area) and the light from these bulbs was fantastic. Lookwise they just about par with the xenons, and against the LED's they look...well yellow, but for on the road performance which is really where you need it I can't complain.

    My verdict is if they need changing because they've blown this is probably the best route to go for a blend of performance and looks, but if your changing for changes sake it's probably best to hold on to your £50.
     
  4. Virdee

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    I ordered the Philips crystal vision due to
    a) no stock of diamond vision
    b) didn't like the blue tip on the DVs. The CVs have a chrome tip so hopefully shouldn't stick out like a sore thumb behind the clear lens

    I'll hopefully be putting them in tomorrow - so will report back on colour match. They are 4300k so shouldn't be too bad - hopefully!
     
  5. reepers

    reepers Member

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    Im still rolling with those cheap eBay ones!! Bright white light haha :D
     
  6. wez3570

    wez3570 Member

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    Yeah same here, just need to order some more now for the fogs.
     
  7. Virdee

    Virdee Active Member

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    Right fitted my Philips Crystal Visions today (4300k). Pics below for future reference

    50/50
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    Original H11
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    New CV H11
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    Both new CV H11 done!
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    They match the xenons spot on. Slightly off on the DRL's. So as I suspect DRL's must be around 5000k mark as they do have that blue tinge. Overall very happy and a great improvement for £35!
     
  8. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    They look really cool, Dude! Massive improvement over the standard bulbs and looks like you've actually got a little bit of fog to try them out in too, lol! :wub: xx
     
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  9. Virdee

    Virdee Active Member

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    Lol, yes fog since morning and now really bad!

    Yes chuffed with them overall. Massive improvement. The originals just look yuck!
     
  10. ryanstewart9

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    I got myself a set of H7 Philips Diamond Vision.

    Very impressive white light, but I prefer the light output from my Philips X-treme Vision.

    So if anyone is interested I have a pair of H7 Philips Diamond Vision that have only been in the car for one evening £26 posted.
     
  11. NavA3

    NavA3 Member

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    difference between oem and diamond vision
     
  12. cloughy

    cloughy Member

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    diamond vision give that xenon look whereas OEM will look slightly yellow
     
  13. ryanstewart9

    ryanstewart9 Member

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    Now sold thanks
     
  14. iamwhatiammomo

    iamwhatiammomo Member

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    This might be a ridiculous question but can you not use DV for the dipped beam as well as the main beam?
     
  15. cloughy

    cloughy Member

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    You can if you want to yes
     
  16. A3-8PA

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    Does PHILIPS crystal vision 4300k the right choice as Philips diamond vision 5000k are not road legal???
     
  17. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Hard to say whether you can be picked up for it. I went for the 4300K's as I can do without any hassle, and if I was to keep this to MoT time then it's a safety net. Not a huge amount between 4300 and 5000k colourwise so I'm not sure how the MoT test would pick it up, but given the amount of terrible HID conversions that seem to be about lately I can't see anyone with 5000k Philips being pulled up.
     
  18. A3-8PA

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    Thinking of buying the right one in case MOT test pick the illegal one..
     
  19. cloughy

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    I have Osram Hyper white bulbs, i've kept my old one's which i'll just whack in when i take my car in for the MOT
     
  20. Virdee

    Virdee Active Member

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    The DVs have a blue tinge to them whereas CVs are literally white. With the 4300k rating, I doubt you'd get any problems from the old bill or mot time.
     
  21. A3-8PA

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    What about side light bulbs to match dipped ones? Anybody recommend some white light bulbs...
     
  22. A3-8PA

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    Best and cheap website where I can buy CVs pls? ebay???
     
  23. Virdee

    Virdee Active Member

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  24. Helifella

    Helifella Co-Driver ~ Hattie Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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  25. A3-8PA

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    THEY R NOT PHILIPS CVS....
     
  26. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Moderator VCDS Map User

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  27. Helifella

    Helifella Co-Driver ~ Hattie Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    Didn't say they were bud. I had them recommended to me, but just felt I'd save a few sad faces if they ordered them hoping for a bit of whiteness up front
     
  28. iamwhatiammomo

    iamwhatiammomo Member

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    is it worth getting Phillips CV's for dipped & for main?
     
  29. bendhamrait

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    Ryan, do you think the extreme vision give out a longer light throw , as thats what I'm after, as well as a whiter light

    thanks ben
     
  30. Baffles

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    Can anyone just confirm that the type of fog light bulb that will fit an 8P S Line bumper 06-08 is a H11?

    Cheers
     
  31. Raincheck

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    Hi,

    Ordered the Philips diamond vision H7 main. I read earlier in this thread that you need to line them up. Can someone explain how. Thanks
     
  32. Raincheck

    Raincheck Sucking diesel..!

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    Hi,

    Just replace my bulbs for PHILIPS diamond vision 5000k headlight bulb H7, but now another bulb is very yellow (red circle) can you tell me witch one it is and what to order to stay in the same spectrum as the diamond vision.

    left-head-light.jpg

    Thanks in advance,
    Rain
     
  33. Minstadave

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    Isn't that the indicator bulb?
     
  34. Raincheck

    Raincheck Sucking diesel..!

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    Oeps your dead right that's why it so yellow/amber :no:

    Correction just had a look and the indicator sits on the right hand side of the headlight.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2013
  35. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    Is this thread serious ? Looks to me like a p***take !
     
  36. Raincheck

    Raincheck Sucking diesel..!

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    Hi Guys update,

    Replaced the standard bulbs with the PHILIPS diamond vision 5000k March 2013, both died with in a week in Feb 2014 so they lasted 11 months :( must say always have the light on!

    That's it,

    Rain
     

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