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    Replacement high-beam bulbs

    This morning, I had reason to look at the front of the car with both headlights and high beams on and was reminded of how yellow the halogen high beams are compared with the white xenon's. So I'm going to replace them. Can anyone tell me what options I have? Is there a white halogen or a replacement LED?

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    IMHO I'd be looking at led, for that instant on. Halogen temp range are down at 4300-5000K so will always look yellow compared to HIDs
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    Thanks Gav. Have just ordered these:
    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...095097&alt=web

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    Hmm doesn't mention lumens output, hope they're bright enough.
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    If they really are 50w then that's the equivalent of 350w halogen!
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    Those bulbs are useless, LEDs dont work in projector lenses and aren't powerful enough for main beam

    You need HID bulbs for the dipped and fan cooled LEDs for the main beam

    I have been there done that on my last car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheStig View Post
    If they really are 50w then that's the equivalent of 350w halogen!
    I think its 50W equivalent. Others quote 60, 70 and 100W. 50W is what's in there at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D3GGY View Post
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    Those bulbs are useless, LEDs dont work in projector lenses and aren't powerful enough for main beam

    You need HID bulbs for the dipped and fan cooled LEDs for the main beam

    I have been there done that on my last car.
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    LED in projectors are OK if it's just for aesthetics but if you need to see where you are going, not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D3GGY View Post
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    Those bulbs are useless, LEDs dont work in projector lenses and aren't powerful enough for main beam

    You need HID bulbs for the dipped and fan cooled LEDs for the main beam

    I have been there done that on my last car.
    Ah! I looked at these . . which is what I think you mean . .
    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...456856&alt=web

    But how do the mount in the back of the reflector? And how are they connected?

    (My dipped beams are xenon's)


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    They are a standard bulb fitment but you may need to do a bit of surgery on the metal clip so buy a spare set.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-H7-META...sAAMXQKAtRN-AB
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    Quote Originally Posted by D3GGY View Post
    They are a standard bulb fitment but you may need to do a bit of surgery on the metal clip so buy a spare set.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-H7-META...sAAMXQKAtRN-AB
    Thanks Mark. Are those bulbs in my link, OK? Or can you recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBC John View Post
    Thanks Mark. Are those bulbs in my link, OK? Or can you recommend?

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    They look ok but I can't tell if they have LEDs on two surfaces. It's a while since I did mine.
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    They look well made for that money. Lumens output does seem a bit high, normal 55w halogens are around 1500 lumens, so even if these are half what they say they are it'd still be bright enough. Look forward to the review!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OBC John View Post
    Thanks Mark. Are those bulbs in my link, OK? Or can you recommend?

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    I would be interested in your thoughts once fitted John...and maybe a before and after pic .
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    OK. Watch this space . . .

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    Yes, keep us updated.

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    Sunday Club fitted these to my XF when i had it - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2015-New-7...EAAOSw5VFWPcJZ
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    Thanks Dave. Did those replace the dipped beam (which are xenon on mine) or the high beams?

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    Just looking through my old orders and i also purchased and had fitted the following mate, i basically did the same kit that D3ggy fitted to his

    Main Beam (LED) - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2014-New-7...item4d23f5ab2e

    Dipped beam (HID) http://www.car-mod-shop.co.uk/35wsli...lim-8000k.html
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    Second link (for the HID) not working.


 

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