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Re: Bulb Upgrade...any help please

Wish i had gone with NightBreakers fromm the start as my winter bulbs, Emitted light is fantastic.
Seems to be a more white light compared to X-Treme Power
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i now have nightbreakers in too, excellent, along with the bulb looking ones which are actually white.

looks ace.

along with 17s and flaps.
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Get some pictures uploaded!!
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Wish i had gone with NightBreakers fromm the start as my winter bulbs, Emitted light is fantastic.
Seems to be a more white light compared to X-Treme Power
Yeah IMO Nightbreakers cant be beaten, I've used them in my past 3 cars now!
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For DRLs we all seem to have gone for MTEC Superwhite which I'll add a photo to show the results! Main/Dipped beam I went for Phillips X-Treme Power which are very powerful but not as White as I had hoped. I believe Osram Nightbreakers are your best bet Which a few members have, While your replacing the it's worth doing them all! I ordered the following:-

Main/Dipped = Phillips X-Treme Power H4
DRLs = MTEC Superwhite 380W T20
Sidelights = MTEC Superwhite W5W
Indicators = Phillips Chromed Bulbs PY21W

** After decription is the bulb/lamp fitting **

As I say await feedback on mains I highly recommend the X-Treme power they are incredibly powerful, the beam is alot whiter than the standard bulbs but more performance than style. But as for DRLs, Sidelights and Indicators the above are certainly the ones to go for.
Powerbulbs is a good place for the Main, Sides and Indicators. MTEC are found on Ebay

DRLS and Chromed Indicators Fitted


Attached the DRLs on a night and the Main/Dipped Beam from X-Treme power, As you can see the DRLs do give a tint of blue (infact the bulbs themselves are blue, But are different from the MTEC Cosmos Blue) Hard to get a good photo of the lights!!

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Are they legal?
I'm looking for sidelights and full beam lights that are powerful, blue and LEGAL. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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Are they legal?
I'm looking for sidelights and full beam lights that are powerful, blue and LEGAL. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Yes… all the bulbs discussed in this thread so far are legal
IMO:
Best DRL's & Sidelight bulbs are the Mtec ones
Best Headlight bulbs are Osram Nightbreakers.


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Yes… all the bulbs discussed in this thread so far are legal
IMO:
Best DRL's & Sidelight bulbs are the Mtec ones
Best Headlight bulbs are Osram Nightbreakers.


Hope that helps.
Do you not rate the Osram Cool Blue 4000k?
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Do you not rate the Osram Cool Blue 4000k?
Not really, they have no extra power over your standard bulbs the only difference is the colour but I personally think that there are better choices available for both power & colour… but that’s just my opinion.
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Not really, they have no extra power over your standard bulbs the only difference is the colour but I personally think that there are better choices available for both power & colour… but that’s just my opinion.
Thanks.

Just before i buy a pair of night breakers, is the fitting H4? and will the pair do dipped/main beam or am i going to have to buy others?
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Yes H4 fitting, Cheapest i found was powerbulbs on ebay and yes the bulb is main and dipped beam
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Yes H4 fitting, Cheapest i found was powerbulbs on ebay and yes the bulb is main and dipped beam
Got myself a set of nightbreakers. Ive put them in but i cant clip them into place its really fiddley, so at the moment they are loose. Any else had this problem? if so is there any knack to getting them secure and in?
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Got myself a set of nightbreakers. Ive put them in but i cant clip them into place its really fiddley, so at the moment they are loose. Any else had this problem? if so is there any knack to getting them secure and in?
JP, I've just fitted a pair of Nightbreaker Plus this evening and OUCH I feel ur pain. What a rubbish design for such a simple task!!! I've no idea how to explain the 'knack'...all I can say is keep pushing the clip up and over back into the top, wiggle it left or right a bit around the connector then push it some more till it eventually clicks...

Anyway, well worth the effort. I dont know if you guys are fitting the Plus' or just standard but these are +90%, great white light on the road but also give a bit of blue when looking at the car. Goes nice with the MTEC sides & DRLs

Hey does anyone know how to get the DRLs to stay on when you flick to dipped main beam???
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No you cant get them to stay on.

and yeah the headlights are a bitch well the pass side is, but theres a knack to it which ive mastered now, so if anyone local needs a hand let me know.

The nightbreakers are awesome but i love just the mtec drls, they are awesome. blue from close up but so white from a far.


the car looks 10000times better with them.
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Awesome thread!

Just got my 60 plate Punto Evo two months ago.. now ordering MTECH super white T20s and 501s, and Osram nightbreaker unlimited after reading this thread...
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Awesome thread!

Just got my 60 plate Punto Evo two months ago.. now ordering MTECH super white T20s and 501s, and Osram nightbreaker unlimited after reading this thread...


the thread is 3.5 years old..,
not sure you'll get the advice offered for fitting tips though ;- } ,


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