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    i am after a bit of info as the nights are soon back to dark early i thought about changing my standard bulbs to some brighter ones
    i looked about and found so many differant bulbs claiming to be so much brighter etc has anybody tryed anything decent

    i dont want to change to any hid kit tho i have seen these and they do look the best option but prefare just to change bulbs if possible


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    Osram nightbreakers

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    I had the nightbreakers fitted, but didn't make a massive difference. I changed to hids after reading various threads on the subject and haven't regretted it. They've made a massive difference, simple to fit, no problems so far and I would definately miss the difference in brightness if I went back to normal bulbs. The nightbreakers are a good place to start though if you really don't want to go down the hid route

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    I have these fitted in my main & full beam... Better than standard but obviously not as good as hids..

    http://www.hids-direct.co.uk/mtec-xe...lbs-p-395.html

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    Changed to Halfraud extra bright white light but they only lasted
    About 6 months and they are £19:99 a throw

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    Is there a specific reason for not wanting HID's? They are as easy to fit as changing the bulb anyway and make a MASSIVE difference.

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    - standard vectra lights are useless and hids seem to be the only way to go, there a doddle to fit and aren't expensive anymore

    Imo your wasting your time and money buying uprated bulbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobW View Post
    Is there a specific reason for not wanting HID's? .
    as far as MOT goes over here in N.Ireland our mot is a bit tighter than main land uk i have a few freinds that has had an MOT fail because of them and others that got their car passed
    i just dont want to fit them to have to gamble on an mot fail or pass every year because of them

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    Pretty easy to take out, I'm going to replace mine with the standard bulbs when mot comes round. Takes about 30 mins to swap back over as you don't cut or adjust any of the original wiring. As people have said, if you want a noticable difference then hids are the only way to go, and as the kit's are getting cheaper you'd be better off buying a kit than just new bulbs that won't make much difference anyway.

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