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Headlight Bulbs
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Hi
Has any one upgraded Mk1 headlight bulbs, got one blown so thought good excuse to find better & brighter. headlights on my 807 well good and very white/blue light don't know what they are though. loads on ebay anyone tried them?
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(22-11-2012, 10:36 PM)terryd999 Wrote:  Hi
Has any one upgraded Mk1 headlight bulbs, got one blown so thought good excuse to find better & brighter. headlights on my 807 well good and very white/blue light don't know what they are though. loads on ebay anyone tried them?

Get Osram Nightbreaker Plus :thumbsup: Superb :thumbsup:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300817405177?s...1438.l2648
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Big thankyou to Merlecollins for the ebay link gonna order them in a minute, they look good and being Osram should last.
All I need now for night driving is some 20 year younger eyes!
How do I get my Mrs to respond as quick as you lot?
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(22-11-2012, 10:54 PM)terryd999 Wrote:  Big thankyou to Merlecollins for the ebay link gonna order them in a minute, they look good and being Osram should last.
All I need now for night driving is some 20 year younger eyes!
How do I get my Mrs to respond as quick as you lot?

Just make sure that that link is OK for a MK1 as I have a MK2 and that was the link I used. :thumbsup:

I'm pretty certain (and someone else may confirm) that the bulb fitments are the same on both vans anyway, but would be happier if you made sure Wink
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#5
H4 is what I remember buying for mine and Osram Night Breaker from Autobulbs direct,

http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/?source...teid=63107
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Reports say the latest from Osram, the Nightbteaker + is even better.
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#7
Nightbreaker Plus are nice looking, very bright bulbs, but...
They DON'T last very long!
Mine did about 9 months, and that wasn't through the winter.
Others on here have had similar problems.
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Mine lasted 18 months but l have my lights turn on whenever I start the car.


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#9
Just get some 100W generic 'ultra white xenon' bulbs from eBay, I've used the companies Redline and Xenons_UK [actually the same trader] extensively over the years fitting their bulbs to my cars without issue and with good longevity.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Citroen-100W-S...43aca8c582

Although the new up and coming technology is HOD bulbs [not to be confised to HID]. These are standard fit, don't require ignitors or ballast resistors, and are MOT compliant, unlike some HID kits. Not cheap though!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HOD-12Volt-Sup...337df6bb57
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Nightbreaker Plus last longer than the original Nightbreaker, but still only 150 - 250 hours.
Had some 'ordinary' standard Ring Automotive headlight bulbs in my Clio that lasted about 6 years.
Osram won't last as long due to their properties and construction, you don't get the bright white light and longevity, it's a compromise.

(23-11-2012, 10:10 AM)LowLingo Wrote:  Just get some 100W generic 'ultra white xenon' bulbs from eBay, I've used the companies Redline and Xenons_UK [actually the same trader] extensively over the years fitting their bulbs to my cars without issue and with good longevity.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Citroen-100W-S...43aca8c582

Although the new up and coming technology is HOD bulbs [not to be confised to HID]. These are standard fit, don't require ignitors or ballast resistors, and are MOT compliant, unlike some HID kits. Not cheap though!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HOD-12Volt-Sup...337df6bb57

Will the 100w bulbs create any wiring/fuse/relay issues, as they will draw 8+ amps as opposed to a 'standard' bulb which draws about 4.5 amps?
Just thinking of the fragile French electrics. Confusedcratch:
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