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headlight bulb upgrade

Hi, can i fit Osram night breaker unlimited bulbs to a 2007 dynamic, if so what numbers for side light bulbs also rear brake/stop light. Been honest i don,t know,
if fuse box can handle upgrade bulbs. Just need better lighting. Any help much appreciated, thanks in advance
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Re: headlight bulb upgrade

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Hi, can i fit Osram night breaker unlimited bulbs to a 2007 dynamic
Can't see any reason why not - they're road legal and 55W so should draw the same power from the fusebox as the OEM bulbs.

From what I've read, they're effective, but not long lasting.
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We use NightBreakers in our 1.2. Definitely brighter, but also definitely not as long lasting. We use Philips WhiteVision in the Multijet (they were on offer) and they seem even brighter. Only been in 12 months-ish, so can't tell about longevity yet.
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Osram night breaker unlimited


Expect 100-300 hours before they blow.



Don't believe the extra 50% life on the advertising. The extra 10% brightness comes at a price.


LEDs are illegal unless you change the whole housing even then there is an insurance hike.

The Philips nightguide seem more durable.
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Re: headlight bulb upgrade

Here's the codes for all the bulbs:



Looking at the specs for the bulbs you want on Amazon, they should be fine. Very quick and easy to replace, took me a couple of minutes to upgrade the bulbs on mine.
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Re: headlight bulb upgrade

I put Osram Nightbreaker Lasers in my Panda over two years ago and they're still performing well.

I also put these bulbs (H7's) in my other car and they've been going for four years without trouble.

Straight swaps, with no additional load on the wiring. Ten minute job to swap out.
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I have fitted Phillips White Line bulbs in my Stilo and they're great. Good price too as they came with free 501 wedge bulbs too.
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Re: headlight bulb upgrade

I'm hoping to fit LED bulbs into mine. The emitters are only slightly larger than a bulb filament and in the bike they give a good beam focus and dip cutoff. However the bike uses H7s so can't compare directly with H4s.

I might have to take a punt on some Chinese bulbs.
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Re: headlight bulb upgrade

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I'm hoping to fit LED bulbs into mine. The emitters are only slightly larger than a bulb filament and in the bike they give a good beam focus and dip cutoff. However the bike uses H7s so can't compare directly with H4s.

I might have to take a punt on some Chinese bulbs.
As said many times. Just changing to LED's is not legal for road use and there may be legal implications if your vehicle it is involved or causes an accident

Its classed as a modification. If you had an accident and hadn't informed the insurance company you wouldn't get paid out for your car.

The only legal way is to change both the housing and bulbs for proper E-marked ones and inform you insurance company and I doubt a proper housing is even made that's a straight swap.

Yes they will pass an MOT. This does not make them legal

To achieve an E mark, the bulb has to be of the same type that it is replacing.
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Re: headlight bulb upgrade

To be honest, many standard fit LED daylights are actually dazzling. Citroen DS-3 especially so.

Insurance companies "can" complain when different wheels are fitted even OEM from a different model are technically a modification. That does not make them unsafe and most insurers will consider them an equivalent fit. The user should ask. I have a non-standard exhaust on my bike. It's declared there's no extra cost.

Assuming the lights pass the MOT, simply declare them to the insurance.

However it's not rocket science. Headlights SHOULD NOT cause dazzle on dip beam and main beam should light the road ahead. Fit the bulbs and judge for yourself. If unsure, get an MoT tester to put it on their headlight test rig.

If they are worse, put the old bulbs back and suck up the wasted cost.

The old corn cob type are for show only. They don't give much useful light and they WILL ruin the lamp focus.

The benefit with a well designed LED bulb is less power used, more light on the road and no heat stress on the reflectors. The issue is LEDs stick out at the back with a heat sink so sealing the headlight housing needs attention.

The clean light of LED should be a safety benefit. If the light pattern is not degraded (MoT pass) insurers will be happy the car is safer. Just ask but don't expect a premium discount.
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Re: headlight bulb upgrade

Fitted Nightbreakers and Phillips white sidelights to match shortly after buying our ECO in Jan 16 - all fine despite plenty of night work. Makes a real difference in stopping people pulling out in front of you at night - not that they dazzle, but the OE yellow tinted bulbs seem to encourage people to pull out, thinking you're further away or going more slowly.
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Re: headlight bulb upgrade

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Fitted Nightbreakers and Phillips white sidelights to match shortly after buying our ECO in Jan 16 - all fine despite plenty of night work. Makes a real difference in stopping people pulling out in front of you at night - not that they dazzle, but the OE yellow tinted bulbs seem to encourage people to pull out, thinking you're in a small car with dim headlights so you can wait for them.
Corrected for you.
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Corrected for you.
That's probably closer to the truth! There was a very definite reduction though in the number of (other people's) idiot manoeuvres, which made the 20 cost of the upgrade well worth it!
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That's probably closer to the truth! There was a very definite reduction though in the number of (other people's) idiot manoeuvres, which made the 20 cost of the upgrade well worth it!
I see it all the time when I'm on the bike. It's huge great BMW 1200 Adventure but the muppets look straight though me and pull out anyway. The most gormless compound their error by far too late jamming on the brakes so they block the road.

With the OEM headlight (H7 50 watts) I was pretty much cannon fodder. With LED in main beam and LED driving lights I get seen and these events are really quite rare. The lights are bright but not dazzling. My biggest biker grumble is the selfish 2hats who ride on full beam in day light. Oh yes, everyone on the street can see them but the fantastic dazzle means nobody is really sure quite where they are.
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