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    Default Advice on hids please : 06 facelift vec

    Within a week both of my h7 nightbreakers plus bulbs have blown. They lasted around 15 months so not best impressed as half of that time they were hardly used.

    Anyhow as the mot is only due in may and I need to see where I'm going, I'm going to go the hid route. I want to buy from hids direct but I'm unsure what is the difference between 35 w and 50 w. I know I want 6000 k. I at least understand that part.

    If someone could explain why the wattage difference and link me to the correct Product choices from hids direct I would really appreciate it.


    Many thanks
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    35w is enough mate, 50w there is no need and will attract police

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    Thanks for your reply mate.

    So it's just a level of brightness then.

    I don't want to light up Hertfordshire so will have a look at hids direct again and see what are my options are.

    I will post a link to what I think I need. If either yourself or others could confirm I'm ordering the right items would be great.

    Cheers

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    Ekkkl double post has now hit me too

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    I have 50W 6000k and have not had any problems, got stopped because one of my rear sidelights was out, they looked at my headlights and said nothing, went through last mot with them in too, as long as they are properly aligned and not blinding people...

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    Mine are 35w 6k and light up a street more than enough! I like factory fitted look with just a little hint of blue, I think 50w are too bright and you can deffo tell they are not factory xenons. The 35w ones are 300 time more brighter than a halagon bulb so no need really for 50w but it is personal preference. Both will do the job very well. So yes the number like 6000 is colour temp and 35w 50w is wattage and brightness.

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    Well it looks like I'm going for 35w 6000k

    Thanks for your advice lads. 0-)
    Last edited by Envy; 2nd February 2012 at 23:50.

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    Top link is what you need mate, slim have more problems. The ultra hid converstion kit. Comes in the blue box as in the pic. Rushy fit mine for me, no probs... i know its the top link as i called them and gave them my car reg and canbus info etc... and they advised me and sent me them.

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    Thanks jow20

    I edited my last post as I realised what I wanted.

    I can order with confidence now. Much appreciated. Thank you!!!!
    Last edited by Envy; 2nd February 2012 at 23:57.

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    No probs mate, im still getting use out of the T-cut metal polish!!! Lol

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