Osram bulbs

Dobby

Registered User
a garage fitted my new osram bulbs as one of my original ones blew, do these look fitted correctly or are the bulbs complete rubbish?

orginal v osram
 

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Dobby

Registered User
Bottom pic looks as though one is a different colour.

sorry yeh thats the original bulbs ( just before left one blew) but its only one i have to compare
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Nothing wrong with your new bulbs or there fitting, one is about 3400k yellow light the other about 4500k the white light
 
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MrFlibble

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The ones in 1368 look better.

Osram bulbs are fine. Audi use Philips at the factory, but Osram are the OE supplier for various other marques.

Buying discharge lamps from a name brand (Philips, Osram, GE or Toshiba) is recommended (note that the main suppliers of D3S bulbs are Philips and Osram).

Be wary of buying cheap or off-brands; the quality is often very poor. I tried a few sets on an old car (at £25 a pair, compared to £60 each, it was worth a short), and they were invariably rubbish - the longest I got was 12 months, most died within about 6 months, and they were noticeably dimmer than a genuine set of Philips bulbs.

Finally, be careful if you are buying these yourself. Fakes are rampant. This is such a problem, that manufacturers give detailed instructions on how to spot counterfeits.
 

Dobby

Registered User
the ones in 1368 are a whiter light but are very dim compared to the other picture showing the originals. also the light isnt as even spread out, on the left side you see kind of a beam and when going over bumps etc it shakes. complete **** imo and ill be chucking them at the next opportunity
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
the ones in 1368 are a whiter light but are very dim compared to the other picture showing the originals. also the light isnt as even spread out, on the left side you see kind of a beam and when going over bumps etc it shakes. complete **** imo and ill be chucking them at the next opportunity

I would look at a 5k hid bulb by Phillips never been a fan of osram bulbs full stop
Autobulbs.co.uk and hids4u are the best sites to find GENUINE quality hid bulbs for your car, you can even call them for advice...
 
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