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Old 07-25-2014, 01:53 AM   #1
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OMGHi2U H7 bulb recommendation

Hello there. Long time no post.

Anyway, looking for headlight bulb recommendations. One of the headlights on my LGT is now out. No, I won't do an HID conversion. I just need a good set of bulbs that put out good light and won't annoy oncoming drivers.

Any recommendations that won't break the bank?

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Old 07-25-2014, 01:18 PM   #2
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if you're using the right Halogen bulb, you won't blind anyone.

My hat's in for Philips halogen bulbs, they're usually really good. Crystal Vision/Diamond Vision. People used to compliment my old car for nice light output and colour without being too blue.
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:16 PM   #3
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Osram Night Breaker
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:04 PM   #4
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:13 AM   #5
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I have OSRAM Night Breaker in one car for more than two years, and Philips X-treme Vision in another for two months.

I like them both. I can't tell the difference because I never A/B tested them.

I bought both pairs from http://www.powerbulbs.com with voucher codes posted on their twitter feed https://twitter.com/powerbulbs. The discount is usually 20% off.

Currently they have 20% off all Philips products with code PHILIPS100
The code has been in effect since July 14 and it still works. They haven't posted an end date yet https://twitter.com/powerbulbs/statu...42569941708800

They ship for free from the UK, and I have never been charged duty.

I believe you can checkout in CAD, but the last time I purchased I happened to switch to Pounds, which ended up more than the CAD price on their website because of PayPal. I noticed the CAD price on their website changes based on the exchange rate.
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Old 07-26-2014, 05:39 AM   #6
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I think I heard somewhere that Canadian tire certified bulbs are/were just repackaged osrams..... Don't know if true at all. Worth a look?
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:26 AM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I had a set of Osram Silverstars for the past 5 or 6 years or so. I had some balance left on my Amazon gift card so I ended up ordering through Amazon. I wanted to check out the Osram Night Breakers, but none of the resellers shipped through Amazon. They did have the Phillips X-tremes in stock so I grapped a pair of those.

Here's hoping my remaining bulb doesn't burn out on me before I go down in two weeks time.

Thanks everyone.

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Old 03-31-2015, 12:20 PM   #8
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Default Osram Nightbreaker Unlimited Vs. Phillips X-treme Vision

Sorry to bump an old thread but I have a burnt out low beam bulb and am trying to decide between the 2 above.

Are the Phillips that much better better to justify the premium over the Osrams? I am looking at the prices at Powerbulbs.com. Also, is longevity a greater issue with either bulb?

I am willing to pay for the Phillips if they are "worth" it. Just looking for some opinions/reviews if anyone has used either or both.

I was also reading something on NASIOC about dedicated wiring for either bulb because the Subaru wiring is too thin? Anyone know/care to educate me about this?

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Old 03-31-2015, 12:42 PM   #9
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Sorry to bump an old thread but I have a burnt out low beam bulb and am trying to decide between the 2 above.

Are the Phillips that much better better to justify the premium over the Osrams? I am looking at the prices at Powerbulbs.com. Also, is longevity a greater issue with either bulb?

I am willing to pay for the Phillips if they are "worth" it. Just looking for some opinions/reviews if anyone has used either or both.

I was also reading something on NASIOC about dedicated wiring for either bulb because the Subaru wiring is too thin? Anyone know/care to educate me about this?

Thanks

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I've been using some Hella Halogens recently in my beater and I have to say, they're decently bright for some yellowish bulbs. Got them from Lordco and they were decently priced.
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Old 04-01-2015, 02:40 PM   #10
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Default Going with the Phillips X-treme Visions

Well, after a bunch of research and hmmming and haaaaaing, I'm going with the Phillips.

Anyone have/know where to get a coupon for powerbulbs.com?

I've tried a bunch of copouns from dontpayfull.com but nothing works.

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