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Ordered Some Non-LED Super White Bulbs For A3/S3 2010+ Number Plate Lights

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Paullie, Oct 28, 2011.

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    Also... Here is a pic of my Philips Diamond Vision bulbs fitted to the fogs.

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    Nice, are they 4300K or 5000K?
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    5000k bud... Nice and bright on the car and a good light spread.
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    Thanks Cruiser
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    Has anyone tried the Polarg bulbs in the interior light fittings? If they are 10W as opposed to the normal 5W I'm wondering if they would be too bright for interior use.
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    Hey Dan, do you not fancy trying the LED bulb sets from EM Tuning (T8ups) for your interior? I ordered a set from him last night and the beauty is they won't cause any DIS errors and have a very low power draw. :wub: xx
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    I hear what you're saying but I always have this niggling worry at the back of my mind regarding LEDs in terms of will they fail/overheat/fit/error. This is not based on any specific supplier or personal experiences, just forum threads over the years. Call it fear of the unknown.

    I guess I'm old fashioned and with bulbs I know what I'm dealing with! :blush:
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    I got the full kit from T8rups last week, only got to put in sidelights(to match Diamond vision), interior dome and map lights, totally modernised the car!

    Looks more 2011 than 2007 without looking like a christmas tree like some 2012 Audi DRL!
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    Oh heck I'm sure they are too bright to be on the public highway. I think plod would say they could add confusion to following drivers thinking they are another car or bicycle coming towards them. When I get some free time (quite hard with a 6 month baby) I'm helping Trups develop some LEDs.
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    Nothing wrong with that, Dan. Best to stick with what you know, sometimes. :wub: xx
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    Gotta love the Diamond Visions! Easily the best match for DRL's and Xenons around, ..looks fab. :wub: xx
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    Any update on these bulbs mate?
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    Trups is out the country on his hols, I think he will be back on the 18th but not definately sure.
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    Cheers mate! Want some Philips DV also what shop did you use for yours?
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    Picture really doesn't do them justice. They look spanking!! Just ordered some for the work A6 :p
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    Hey hey Trups! SO many peeps are gonna love you for this, ..and all the other fab LED type bulby things you do of course! Well done for sourcing them this side of the Atlantic, fella. Hope you had a fab time in the US!!! Thank you so much for my interior LED conversion bulbs, piece of cake to fit and they look amazing!! :wub: xx
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    Are these the LED or the halogen? These look the best that i have seen
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    they are the halogens.
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    Glad you like them, i hope you enjoy the bulbs as much as i do.

    NYC was amazing too.. :)

    Trups
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    Thanks, will buy some as soon as my paypal account is not 'limited' for no reason.
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    They will look awesome on my white paintwork :rock:

    Trups i've emailed you re these & the boot light LED. These should also look ok in the footwells.
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    My MY10 with the Polarg's fitted.

    [​IMG]

    Love them, absolutely perfect.
    (Shot was taken during the day in my underground garage, some natural light)
    Much better than the LED's I had on my old A3, they look OEM.

    My opinion of these super bright LEDs is that they don't look factory/OEM.
    Audi would never release a car with the whole back end lit up.
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    These are the Halogen Polarg M28 B1 Hybrid Bulbs, the same as listed in the original post of this thread. They are lovely and pure white - with no hint of blue, unlike the cheaper Ebay ones listed elsewhere in the thread - and as you can see - they are bright enough to light up the whole reg number, but do not light up the whole rear end of the car and the floor, like the LED's. :wub: xx
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    Just seen the following on a golf gti forum. Apparently this happened to a few people.

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    the polarg's are 10w,

    if you look at my post the ones i had sent to me are 5w which are what you get as stock from the factory, they do look dimmer but give the white glow which is what everyone is after.

    when i asked about the 10w from the factory they told me about the heat issues which is why i went for the 5w which hence the price of my upgrade are ALOT cheaper and due to the forum demand i dont want to charge a lot as its you that keep me going and enjoying what i do.

    Thanks
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    Thanks Trups,

    Just fitted mine, speedy delivery. I shall take a photo when it's dark and the car isnt blathered in M1 muck!
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    I love my LED's now :) Even though my car is poorly. Ha.
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    Before I opted for the Polarg's I did a fair bit of forum homework and for every post reporting any sort of problem with the bulbs, there were another 2 or 3 reporting no probs and that the bulbs lasted for 3 - 4 years. It's like everything, sometimes people have issues with stuff failing and going wrong and most people have none. There are a few posts on here from people who fitted LED bulbs to their number plate lights (no problems whatsoever with any of the bulbs supplied by our man Trups, may I add!) and even the LED's have melted bulb housings in some cases. You fit any mod to your car and you take your chances.

    I checked my Polarg's today as I drive with my tail lights on all the time (and therefore my number plates are lit permanently when the engine is running) and the bulbs and housings are as good as new (PHEW!), but if peeps who haven't bought these already want to err on the side of caution, then I'd advise them to buy from Trups as his are lovely and white (not blue like some posted in this thread) and they are 5W like the OEM bulbs, ..not to mention a darn sight cheaper than what I paid to import my Polarg's, lol!!! :wub: xx
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    Your poor car, Dude :(. Hope it all gets fixed for you soon. I've got a set of the LED plate lights sitting on my desk, ..was going to fit them today when I was checking my bulb housings, but then it started to tip it down with rain. Will try again next week and see how I like them :wub: xx
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    Well when the rain stopped, Hattie having an afternoon nap, I grabbed my buckets and washed the car.

    Now it's shiney again so here's the promised photo from my iPhone 4.

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    Huge thanks to Trups, for a prompt delivery, faultless service & product. These lights look perfect against my ibis white gleaming paintwork.
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    Looks amazing Dude! They look every bit as good as the Polarg's, for sure! Trups, you is da Bulb King!! :wub: xx
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    Received mine today from Trups. Will fit them at lunch time! :D Top service as always.

    Cheers

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    I have original size (M3 x 12mm) Marine grade Stainless Steel replacement screws for sale for much less if anyone needs them

    Marine SS on left vs HPI on the right - a no brainer really! Click for sale link below:

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    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/sale-w...umber-plate-light-allen-screws-m3-x-12mm.html
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    Just to update on my Polargs, they melted both housings a little. I only noticed because 1 went out.
    I'm back to the originals now and ordered some cheap ebay(5w) ones. Anyone else had any problems? can't see how they could be fitted incorrectly or anything.
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    Argh, this is bad news.
    Think I need to go and check mine.

    T8ups, do you have the 5W ones still?
    How much including shipping to Aust?
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    Sorry to hear about your Polarg's Eddy, that's not good :(. I ended up putting mine back in last month after deciding that the LED's were too bright for my liking. I am checking them every time I check the oil and tyre pressures and so far - touch wood - there are no probs. I think it's the luck of the draw with these, some people have probs with them and others have them in for years without issue. :wub: xx
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    Will these fit / work on my 2011 black edition? and if so have you got any left?

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