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    I'm thinking of upgrading my headlights so what is better

    HID or Osram Nightbreakers

    and if it is the HID what type and strength would be best

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    Both are good options.

    There are literally dozens of recent threads already on here discussing the pros and cons of both.

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    Which has better life expectancy? I was looking at getting 120k HiD is this the highest strength lights you can get?

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    Please Please Please, don't start another thread on this before reading through all the threads in the last couple of months

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    4300k is brightest higher the number the less bright they are! I have 4300k and there awesome, previously used 6k and 8k and definately not as bright. Still very good and a nicer look. But if you want best light 4300k HIDs speak to HIDS-DIRECT. They will keep you wright. And as above there are countless threads on this subject.

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    My Osram NBs only lasted 8 months.

    I wish I'd skipped fitting them and gone straight away for HIDs.

    Got mine from hids4us approx 3½ years ago. The Canbus pro ballast type. No bulb errors or flickering.

    I got 6000k 35W ones. To put that into laymans terms, these will give you approx 3 times more light than a 55w halogen bulb will.

    A standard 55 watt halogen bulb emits approx 1100 lumens.
    A 35 watt 6000k HID bulb will emit approx 3200 lumens.

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    I can't really give any positive feedback about Hids Direct. Prior to buying mine, I did some research and the majority of google hits gave nothing but bad press about them. Yes, that was 3½ years ago, but even now they still get slated on this and other forums. I personally couldn't recommend Hids Direct to anyone.
    Last edited by Big Dave; 29th January 2013 at 02:28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    My Osram NBs only lasted 8 months.

    I wish I'd skipped fitting them and gone straight away for HIDs.

    Got mine from hids4us approx 3½ years ago. The Canbus pro ballast type. No bulb errors or flickering.

    I got 6000k 35W ones. To put that into laymans terms, these will give you approx 3 times more light than a 55w halogen bulb will.

    A standard 55 watt halogen bulb emits approx 1100 lumens.
    A 35 watt 6000k HID bulb will emit approx 3200 lumens.

    Lumens definition

    I can't really give any positive feedback about Hids Direct. Prior to buying mine, I did some research and the majority of google hits gave nothing but bad press about them. Yes, that was 3½ years ago, but even now they still get slated on this and other forums. I personally couldn't recommend Hids Direct to anyone.
    I honestly got great service, they answered every question i had, got fast delivery and a great quality kit, but on the otherside i have heard a few bad statements made against them! But i also know people who swear by them, i think its just your luck to be honest, you will always get someone who isnt happy!

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    Meant to add thing about hids, there better than halogen when its wet, great in the snow and good for helping show up ice on road etc they also illuminate signs better. Its one of the first things i buy for a car. I hate halogen lights now after hids it like you are using candles to light the road lol

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    The 35 watt HIDs are bright enough, with the advantage of less strain on the car electrics. Just choose the colour you want, but personally I wouldnt go above 6000K, 4300K is considered to be OEM and newer high end cars alleedly have 5000K.

    High powered standard bulbs do not last, they get very hot and the element melts. I think there is a quote in a film that "a light twice as bright will only burn half as long!"

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    55w 5000k HIDs...............you'll never feel like you're driving in the dark again

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