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Could someone kindly let me know which size bulbs are used for dipped and main beam, as I wish to purchase upgraded ones befor I take delivery next month.

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Lightbulbs

If you are interested, there are some white halogen bulbs on Ebay, sepcifically designed to fit the Eos. I bought them and have been very happy - price right, bright white, and simple to install.
 

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What I need is the number ie are they both H7 or is the dipped one H4. I really want the Xenon filled ones like the Phillips Power 2 Night with 50% increase on standard Halogen.
 

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I just changed mine out for Luminics Titanium bulbs, The High and low beams are both H7s, the driving lights are 9006.
 

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How are these different than the Xenon you can buy on a new car? $1000 on a new car and only $10 for these???
 

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Because they are still just halogen bulbs made to mimic HID. The key word here is mimic.....You can achieve the same white light similar to HID, but you wont have the same brightness as real HID. They will be no brighter than a standard halogen bulb.
 

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Thanks for your comments.

I think you will find that these bulbs are not halogen but are filled with Xenon gas. The reason that they are so inexpensive is that they do not require high voltage to fire them, which is why the factory fitted ones are so expensive (and brighter).

Phillips have just brought out a Xenon filled bulb that they claim gives 80% more light than a standard halogen, only problem is that you cannot get hold of them.
 

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Thanks for your comments.

I think you will find that these bulbs are not halogen but are filled with Xenon gas. The reason that they are so inexpensive is that they do not require high voltage to fire them, which is why the factory fitted ones are so expensive (and brighter).

Phillips have just brought out a Xenon filled bulb that they claim gives 80% more light than a standard halogen, only problem is that you cannot get hold of them.

Wasn't there an article in Auto Express a few weeks ago saying that these Xenon replacement bulbs are dangerous and illegal? Something about running too hot for the design paramaters of the holder I think but I really can't remember why all that well. Look into it on their Website!



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Thanks for your comments.

I think you will find that these bulbs are not halogen but are filled with Xenon gas. The reason that they are so inexpensive is that they do not require high voltage to fire them, which is why the factory fitted ones are so expensive (and brighter).

Phillips have just brought out a Xenon filled bulb that they claim gives 80% more light than a standard halogen, only problem is that you cannot get hold of them.
You are correct with this statment. I use the word halogen loosely when it concerns these bulbs because quality can vary. Some state they are xenon/krypton bulbs but only contain very small amounts of xenon/krypton; if any; and the rest is halogen gas. This is a good example of you get what you pay for. How is the normal consumer to know if the nice blue coated bulbs they got contain xenon/krypton? Good quality Xenon/krypton bulbs go for a premium price when they come from a legitimate manufacturer/retailer such as Philips because xenon/krypton gases are more expensive than halogen.Good quality bulbs are also usually backed by a 1yr no questions asked warranty covering premature failure. I would be hesitant to buy a generic blue bulb from Joe Blow on ebay for $10 just because the title says xenon.
 

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The Phillips xenon filled, together with Osram and others are EU approved and are rated at 55watt.
It is possible that you are refering to the PIAA style lights with outputs of 80-100 watt which are for off road use.

There is an aftermaket for HID lights which cost around £250 in the UK. These come complete with all connectors and power supply and as yet are not illegal, despite not having the height stabilisation system that is neccessary to ensure they do not blind oncomming vehicles.
 

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The Phillips xenon filled, together with Osram and others are EU approved and are rated at 55watt.
It is possible that you are refering to the PIAA style lights with outputs of 80-100 watt which are for off road use.

There is an aftermaket for HID lights which cost around £250 in the UK. These come complete with all connectors and power supply and as yet are not illegal, despite not having the height stabilisation system that is neccessary to ensure they do not blind oncomming vehicles.
I know that you are speaking of the Phillips X-treme bulbs.
 

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For those interested, I have got my Phillips Extreme H7 bulbs
and fitted them to my own car in place of my Phillips Power 2 Night +50% . They really are awesome.

Just awaiting my wife's EOS now
 

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For those interested, I have got my Phillips Extreme H7 bulbs
and fitted them to my own car in place of my Phillips Power 2 Night +50% . They really are awesome.

Just awaiting my wife's EOS now

How much did they run you?

I know if you get true High Intensity Discharge lights you have to replace the entire light (including the glass, lens, fittings.. etc.. hence the $1000 or more price.) Buying the xenon or halogen "upgrade" is just a more affordable option.
 

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Xenon

Here in the UK they cost me £31 a pair ( about $55 at todays rate).
They are very intense white so if you are looking for a HID Xenon look, effect forget it !

On my own car, I already have factory fitted HID Xenon for the dipped beam so have upgraded the main beam to X-treme.

I shall be replacing both the dipped and main on my wife's car when it arrives.
 
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